They say the stats don't lie. That was certainly true last night as the Chicago Bulls won their season opener, 108-95 over the Milwaukee Bucks in Chicago.
The Bulls dominated the statistical column and broke open a close game early in the fourth quarter to win their home opener and hand new Bucks coach Scott Skiles his first defeat.
Michael Redd had 30 points to lead the Bucks, with newcomer Richard Jefferson adding 15. Big men Andrew Bogut and Charlie Villanueva battled foul trouble much of the night.
The Bucks shot 47% from the field and committed 19 turnovers. Throw in a sloppy defense which isn't doing anything to assist the offense and it was more of what Bucks fans have come accustomed to seeing from their team. Luol Deng had 21 points and Ben Gordon scored 18 for the Bulls.
Milwaukee continues it's road trip at Oklahoma City tonight.