Yes, the Bulls should be a much more competitive team this year, but the Celtics are not supposed to lose to them on opening night at home.
The Celtics were held to 12 points in the fourth quarter. Yikes. Pierce was his usual excellent self, but Walker only shot 5-for-23. Double yikes. The supposed final piece to the puzzle, Vin Baker, played only 18 minutes and scored only six points. Triple yikes.
Hopefully, this is not an omen for the rest of the season.