Dwyane Wade was in Chicago and Tim Duncan wasn’t with San Antonio as players and teams around the NBA began adjusting to new circumstances Monday.
The first full night of exhibition action featured seven games, including the first Wade played as a professional for anyone but the Miami Heat. The 14-year veteran and Chicago native signed with his hometown team in the offseason and was the first Bulls player introduced before scoring six points in their 93-91 loss to Milwaukee.
“I put that book away,” Wade told reporters, referencing the Heat.
“Next time I open that book will be Nov. 10. Right now, my job is to focus on being my best Dwyane Wade here in Chicago at the tender age of 34, bringing something to this team, organization and city.
“And it’s no pressure on me because my expectation of myself will always be higher than outside expectations.”
BUCKS 93, BULLS 91
BUCKS: Greg Monroe had 15 points and nine rebounds in 17 minutes. … Jabari Parker added 13 points and nine boards. … Matthew Dellavedova and Michael Beasley each scored 11 points in the Milwaukee debuts, with Dellavedova also finishing with six assists. … Rookie Malcolm Brogdon and Michael Carter-Williams both shot 1 for 6, but Carter-Williams had 10 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
BULLS: Wade made both his 3-point attempts and missed his only shot from inside the arc in 12 minutes. Also new backcourt mate Rajon Rondo had seven assists and six rebounds in 24 minutes of his Bulls debut. … Nikola Mirotic shot 1 for 7, missing all three 3-point attempts, as the Bulls were outscored by 17 points in his 19 minutes off the bench. … College player of the year Denzel Valentine had four points in 11 minutes of his first NBA action.
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