First, let's set the mood:
Okay, now try to calm down and not punch out a co-worker with all that adrenaline you just built up.
Bulls basketball is officially back, and even though it's pre-season, I don't care. I'm psyched. This is appointment viewing. It's go time. Boozer's injury may dampen the mood for some, but I'm pumped up to see the team in action.
First match is a tilt against the Bucks, and Tom Thibodeau said the starters will only play 16-20 minutes, likely mostly (or perhaps entirely) in the first half.
Derrick Rose vs Brandon Jennings
Joakim Noah vs Andrew Bogut
Luol Deng vs Corey Maggette
[edit -- Salmons, Magette, and Bogut will miss the game for the bucks as annoucned by CSNBullsInsider on twitter]
Bucks vs Bulls, in a preview of what most anticipate is the battle for the division.
Your first chance to see what Tom Thibodeau's scheme looks like on both side of the court.
I'm not going to bore you by trying to breakdown the matchups of a preseason game in detail, but I'm still all jacked up for Bulls basketball, and we're hit with three games in the next four days. The NBA is back, and I don't know about you, but I'm ready to go.