Chicago Bulls 2021-22 NBA Schedule: Key Fixtures Against Knicks, Nets, and More

Published 09/30/2021, 2:26 AM EDT
Jan 8, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) moves to the basket against Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


The Chicago Bulls lost their way after head coach Tom Thibodeau left the unit. For three years, from 2017 to 2020, they could win just 31% (71/229) of their matches. But things started changing in 2021 when they marginally missed the play-in fixture. And just a few months down the line, the present-day Bulls are completely replenished.

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Leaving aside the stars in Zach LaVine and Coby White, they have a totally new roster.

Will this help them become as good as they were in 2011, and beyond? Only time will tell. But their schedule for the 2021-22 season can also provide some signals.

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Chicago Bulls important fixtures

The Bulls will have a pretty easy beginning to their schedule. They’ll play the Cavs and Pelicans in the preseason, before starting their campaign against the Pistons. After four easy ties, they will face the first big challenge in the Knicks and then three weeks of crazy fixtures.

Nov 3 vs Sixers: This game is important given the 76ers topped the EC chart the preceding season. So, if the Bulls can somehow win this one, it would prove to be a huge morale lifter. 

Nov 8 vs Nets: For obvious reasons, it would be a crazy battle to see the trio of Zach LaVine, Lonzo Ball, and DeMar DeRozan take on the Nets’ Big Three. Moreover, Nikola Vucevic’s ability to uplift his defense work will also be on the line against the best offensive roster.

Nov 15 vs Lakers: This will be an interesting game mostly because White Mamba Alex Caruso will be against his former team for the first time after becoming a champion with them. Add Lonzo Ball to the mix and it’ll be a mouth-watering game against a WC team. 

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Jan 22, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) drives from the top of the key with help from forward Thaddeus Young (21) on Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte’ Graham (4) during the second half at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 20 7:00 PMPistonsJan 21 8:00 PMBucks
Oct 22 8:00 PMPelicansJan 23 6:00 PMMagic
Oct 23 8:00 PMPistonsJan 24 7:30 PMHawks
Oct 25 7:30 PMRaptorsJan 26 8:00 PMOKC
Oct 28 8:00 PMKnicksJan 28 8:30 PMSpurs
Oct 30 8:00 PMJazzJan 30 3:30 PMBlazers
Nov 1 7:30 PMCelticsFeb 1 8:00 PMMagic
Nov 3 7:00 PM76ersFeb 4 7:00 PMPacers
Nov 6 8:00 PM76ersFeb 6 3:30 PMSixers
Nov 8 8:00 PMNetsFeb 7 8:00 PMSuns
Nov 10 8:00 PMMavericksFeb 9 7:30 PMHornets
Nov 12 10:00 PMGSWFeb 11 8:00 PMWolves
Nov 14 9:30 PMClippersFeb 12 8:00 PMOKC
Nov 15 10:30 PMLakersFeb 14 8:00 PMSpurs
Nov 17 10:00 PMBlazersFeb 16 8:00 PMKings
Nov 19 9:00 PMNuggetsFeb 24 8:00 PMHawks
Nov 21 8:00 PMKnicksFeb 26 8:00 PMGrizzlies
Nov 22 8:00 PMPacersFeb 28 7:30 PMHeat
Nov 24 8:00 PMRocketsMar 4 7:30 PMBucks
Nov 26 7:00 PMMagicMar 7 7:00 PM76ers
Nov 27 8:00 PMHeatMar 9 7:00 PMPistons
Nov 29 8:00 PMHornetsMar 12 8:00 PMCavaliers
Dec 2 7:30 PMKnicksMar 14 10:00 PMKings
Dec 4 7:30 PMNetsMar 16 9:00 PMJazz
Dec 6 8:00 PMNuggetsMar 18 10:00 PMSuns
Dec 8 7:00 PMCavaliersMar 21 8:00 PMRaptors
Dec 11 8:00 PMHeatMar 22 8:00 PMBucks
Dec 14 08:00 AMPistonsMar 24 8:00 PMPelicans
Dec 16 7:30 PMRaptorsMar 26 8:00 PMCavaliers
Dec 19 3:30 PMLakersMar 28 7:30 PMKnicks
Dec 20 8:00 PMRocketsMar 29 7:00 PMWizards
Dec 22 8:00 PMRaptorsMar 31 8:00 PMClippers
Dec 26 8:00 PMPacersApr 2 8:00 PMHeat
Dec 27 7:30 PMHawksApr 5 8:00 PMBucks
Dec 29 8:00 PMHawksApr 6 8:00 PMCeltics
Dec 31 3:00 PMPacersApr 8 8:00 PMHornets
Jan 1 7:00 PMWizardsApr 10 TBDWolves
Jan 3 8:00 PMMagic
Jan 7 8:00 PMWizards
Jan 9 7:30 PMMavericks
Jan 12 10:00 PMNets
Jan 14 8:00 PMGSW
Jan 15 8:30 PMCeltics
Jan 17 3:30 PMGrizzlies
Jan 19 8:00 PMCavaliers

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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