The Chicago Bulls lost 114 to 105 against the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday. They finished 1-4 for exhibition games.
Nikola Vučević led the Bulls with 21 points and 10 rebounds while Ayo Dosunmu scored 15 points and added two steals in his second start of the preseason.
The Bulls are given five days to prepare before the Thunder’s season opener at Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
Here are six takeaways from Thursday’s game.
1. Patrick Williams and CobyWhite are expected to start the game.
Coach Billy Donovan started Williams and White in all five preseason games — and that will most likely continue into the regular season.
Donovan did not commit to a starting lineup for opening day after Thursday’s game. But he said it’s a “fair assessment” that White and Williams will continue in their roles.
2. Alex Caruso, who replaces Zach LaVine and Andre Drummond, is now in the lineup.
LaVine (illness) and Drummond (personal reasons) did not attend Thursday’s game. Donovan said LaVine’s illness was not a long-term concern. LaVine did not participate in practice on Thursday to ensure the health of the rest the team.
Caruso returned to the lineup after missing Tuesday’s game against the…