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“The way that we played is the way we want to play to win,” Wade says.
The Bulls are amid their only stretch of four games in five nights this season.
The Bulls’ bench was outscored 56-16 in a loss to the Lakers on Wednesday.
Wade had previously been questionable after having emergency root work done on a tooth.
Carter-Williams’ left wrist continues to have “significant” swelling.
Butler’s 37-8-9 line in a win Saturday put him in the company of Jordan and Pippen.
“I didn’t like the signs I saw,” Bulls teammate Taj Gibson said of seeing McDermott’s injury.
“When we value the possession, good things happen,” coach Fred Hoiberg says.
“There was a lot of love in the building tonight,” Noah said of returning to the United Center.
“People just didn’t understand me,” Rose says of his ending with the Bulls. “I didn’t let them.”
Wade scored 22 points in his Bulls debut, a 105-99 win against the Celtics.
“They came out swinging,” Wade says of the Cubs. “They stuck together.”
“I’m not trying to step on anyone’s toes,” Carter-Williams says. “It’s a number I like.”
Carter-Williams will fight for minutes in the backcourt off the Bulls bench.
Denzel Valentine impressed, while Nikola Mirotic struggled.
“It’s about us policing each other,” Wade says.
Who will have the ball in crunch time? Will the minutes of Butler and Wade be staggered?
“I put a lot of pressure on myself,” Hoiberg says.
Fowler and Zobrist have struggled in September, but Joe Maddon is confident they’ll find their rhythm.
After defining an era of Bulls basketball, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah return to the United Center with the Knicks on Nov. 4.