March 24, 2016, 7:16 pm
A mere 23 hours after exploding for 35 points and nine 3-pointers on Wednesday, Nikola Mirotic fell flat on his face on Thursday, scoring just eight points on 2-of-9 shooting.
He made all four of his foul shots, and had six boards and three assists, but this line is a far cry from the dreams of Nikola owners were having last night. Mirotic did not have a three-pointer, a steal or a block in this clunker. Nikola Mirotic remains a hold – do not overreact to this one game. We should note: Mirotic wasn’t alone in his misery, as Taj Gibson (10 points, six boards) was the only Bulls player to score in double figures outside of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler.