Frustrations are starting to mount for the Chicago Bulls following another tough loss that dropped them to 21-23 on the season.
Chicago never really got going in the game, falling behind 65-35 at halftime. It was a lackluster effort to say the least as the team is reeling as of late.
Following the game, emerging star Jimmy Butler let out his frustrations.
“We got to come out better, man,” Butler said, via ESPN.com. “We got to start playing better from the jump. Forty-eight minutes, man. It’s terrible basketball. That’s not the way we’re supposed to play.
“It’s so disappointing because the way we practice isn’t the way that we play in the game. Don’t ask me why, I don’t know. Starting from me going all the way down the line, we’ve got to be better as a whole, as a team. Otherwise, we’re just going to keep getting our asses beat. It’s bad.”
Now the Bulls were on the road and playing a tough opponent but that’s no excuse for Butler who scored 19 points in the loss.
Fellow teammate Dwyane Wade took a different approach as he vented via Twitter:
That performance was AWFUL!!! I apologize to all the Chicago fans and Wade fans.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 21, 2017
The Bulls have an important six-game road trip coming at the beginning of February which includes games against Oklahoma City, Golden State and Houston.