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New-look Chicago Bulls put on a show in preseason opener against Cleveland Cavaliers

Yes, it was just the preseason opener and it came against the young and rebuilding Cleveland Cavaliers but boy, were the Chicago Bulls entertaining and fun to watch.

En route to a dominating 131-95 victory, the Bulls flexed their muscles and put on a dunk show at the United Center. First up, team's All-Star from last season - Zach LaVine.

Finishing as the game's top scorer with 25 points in 24 minutes on 9-of-14 shooting, the shooting guard threw down two monster jams - one a thunderous rim-rocker off a back-cut along the baseline while the other was a spectacular finish off the alley-oop lob pass from near halfcourt courtesy of Alex Caruso.

Caruso was impressive in his debut for the Bulls as he finished with 10 points and 10 assists in just 20 minutes of action.

While his alley-oop with LaVine would be the play of the game, he had some other incredible plays as well including this give-and-go in transition with DeMar DeRozan.

After these spectacular throw-downs by their starting wings, the starting big men - Javonte Green and Nikola Vucevic - also got in on the action with few dunks of their own.

For the game, Chicago scored 26 points on the Cavaliers' 22 turnovers.

Overall, Bulls finished with seven players in double figures with starting point guard Lonzo Ball not among that group despite his all-round contribution of eight points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks.

While dunking and finishing fastbreaks was the name of the game for the hosts, they showed a glimpse of their full potential very early on as Ball nailed a 3-pointer for the team's first preseason points and DeRozan, in typical DeRozan fashion, nailed a mid-ranger early.

Again, it's just one game and that too, the preseason opener. So, it would be safe to not read too much into this game but one thing is for sure, when these Bulls are on song, it's can't miss basketball.

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