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John Lucas III: "We played their game"

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It's no secret that the Bulls' primary objective on offense is to score in transition.

But in Monday's 108-91 loss to the Denver Nuggets, the Bulls found themselves getting sucked into too much of a run-and-gun style--one that Denver likes to employ. Throughout the game the two team's traded baskets which is out of character for a normally disciplined Bulls defense.

"We played their game, the transition game," John Lucas III said. "It was windshield wiper--back and forth--and that's not the way we play. So that's the advantage right there. But that's something you learn from your mistakes and this is something that we're going to learn from and we're going to capitalize on it."

Lucas, Kyle Korver and Carlos Boozer each had 14 points for the Bulls. C.J. Watson led the Bulls with 17.

But the Bulls weren't concerned with their offense after the game. It was a defense that allowed the Nuggets to shoot 50 percent from both the field and three-point range that lost the game.

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