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Drama-filled Bulls set to face drama-less Spurs

CHICAGO -- As the Chicago Bulls embark on a multi-year rebuilding process, they do so understanding there will be plenty of difficult moments along the way.

Just one game into the new season, a young team filled with fresh, new faces has already experienced its share of drama. A fight in practice this week left forward Nikola Mirotic sidelined for 4-6 weeks and forward Bobby Portis suspended for eight games for punching Mirotic, who suffered facial fractures and a concussion in the altercation.

The Bulls open their home slate on Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs following a 117-100 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. After staying close for the first quarter, Chicago was outscored 30-4 to begin the second quarter. Just like that, the reality of the uphill climb the Bulls will face all season began to set in.

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Leaders
Points: Robin Lopez18.0
Rebounds: Robin Lopez8.0
Assists: Jerian Grant7.0
FG%: Quincy Pondexter66.7%
Steals: Jerian Grant2.00
Blocks: Justin Holiday1.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 117.0 (24)
Rebounds: 49.0 (23)
Assists: 26.0 (26)
FG%: 47.0% (18)
FT%: 92.9% (29)
3P%: 44.8% (27)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 100.0 (24)
Rebounds: 39.0 (26)
Assists: 22.0 (13)
FG%: 41.6% (26)
FT%: 84.2% (8)
3P%: 31.3% (23)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
Cleveland 2 0 1.000 --
Indiana 1 1 .500 1.0
Detroit 1 1 .500 1.0
Milwaukee 1 1 .500 1.0
Chicago 0 1 .000 1.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/18/2017 Bobby Portis Team Suspension Eight games for punching teamate
10/16/2017 Jarell Eddie Waived
10/16/2017 Diamond Stone Waived
10/16/2017 Kay Felder Signed as Free Agent
10/16/2017 Antonio Blakeney Signed as Free Agent Two-Way Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/20/2017 Denzel Valentine Sore knee
10/17/2017 Nikola Mirotic Bruised face
10/7/2017 Kris Dunn Dislocated finger
8/30/2017 Cameron Payne Right foot surgery
8/1/2017 Zach LaVine Sore knee
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