There’s no doubt, “Hoiball” is starting to click with the Bulls.
The team struggled with coach Fred Hoiberg’s new system early in the season, but with nine consecutive 100-point games—something they haven’t done since the 1995-96 season—it looks like they’re beginning to understand the uptempo style.
There was no better example of it than the no-dribble, fast break they ran on Thursday during the 101-92 victory over the Celtics.
Nikola Mirotic rebounded a missed shot and made a quick outlet pass to Derrick Rose, who threw ahead to Jimmy Butler, who bounce-passed to a streaking Taj Gibson for the finishing dunk. Even Celtics legend Red Auerbach would have been proud.