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NEW YORK -- An underwhelming 42-40 non-playoff season led to a summer of drastic changes for the Chicago Bulls.Nine new players were added, highlighted by the additions of guards Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade. Naturally, questions about cohesion were a theme of preseason.Two games into the regular season, things are going well and the Bulls look to remain unbeaten Monday night when they visit the Brooklyn Nets.Weve been practicing about 30 days straight, Rondo said. The chemistry is coming along (but) its early.Last season, the Bulls also won their first two games and began with a 22-12 record but wound up going 20-28 the rest of the way, prompting the trade of Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks and allowing Joakim Noah to sign with New York in free agency.Those departures left Jimmy Butler as the main option and then came the signings of Rondo and Wade.Butler has 40 points in his first two games, Rondo has 22 assists and Wade has 36 points. Those three players might have more points and assists, but during Saturdays 118-101 win over Indiana, they saw some rest as Doug McDermott scored 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting while the Bulls collected 34 assists and shot 52 percent.Its good to see this early in the season, Wade said. We have the format to how we need to play. It is about making sure we get to that (style of) game more times than not throughout the year.The Bulls will try to maintain their style (111.5 points per game, 118.4 offensive rating) against a team with low expectations but plenty of competiveness in their first three games.In the first three games, the Nets have nearly rallied from a 23-point deficit at Boston, held Indiana to 15 fourth-quarter points in a nine-point win and nearly came back at Milwaukee on Saturday before losing 110-108 on a John Henson tip-in at the buzzer.I told our guys to keep with it, stay with it, Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. Im proud of our resiliency. I wish we would have shot a little bit better. Turnovers hurt us. We had a lot of open looks, and at the end we had a chance to win the game.Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points and hit a 3-pointer with 11.6 seconds remaining before Henson won it. Bogdanovics 3-pointer was one of 11 in 35 attempts Brooklyn had Saturday.The Nets have increased their reliance on 3-pointers by going 36 of 112 (32.1 percent). It is the second time in franchise history that Brooklyn has attempted at least 30 3-pointers in three straight games.Brook Lopez has been part of the increased emphasis on 3-pointers, as he is 1-of-6 this season and 4-of-37 for his career. Lopez was rested Saturday but he is expected to play Monday.I think were just building him up, Atkinson said of resting Lopez. We have a plan to increase his minutes, increase his playing time as the season goes on. I think its a smart way to look at it. Were thinking long-term, big picture. Soon enough hell be at his normal minutes.Lopezs return from not making the trip to Milwaukee will coincide with another meeting against twin brother Robin Lopez. It is the 14th meeting between the siblings and this is the fifth opposing team Robin has been with after spending time with Phoenix, New Orleans, Portland and New York.Robin Lopezs teams have won seven meetings against his twin. Robin has averaged 9.8 points while Brook Lopez has averaged 21 points.The Nets have lost three straight home meetings with the Bulls. Chicago also has won 13 of the last 18 regular-season meetings, including a 115-100 victory on Oct. 28, 2015, in Brooklyn.Monday will mark Wades 39th regular-season meeting against the Nets. In his first 38 with the Miami Heat, the 12-time All-Star won 28 of those games.Wade has scored at least 30 points eight times against the Nets, including March 28 in Miami when he had 30 on 14-of-19 shooting. 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We do appreciate the help, but weve got to take care of business for ourselves.If Detroit has a chance to make the playoffs after this weekend, they will make up the Cleveland game that was rained out on Sept. 29. The game will not be played if there are no playoff implications. If the Tigers need to play, they announced Friday that they would start right-hander Michael Fulmer (11-7, 3.06).They get it. They know how this works, Ausmus said. The feeling is we have to win.The Tigers will send right-hander Jordan Zimmerman (9-6, 4.86) to the mound to oppose Atlanta right-hander Aaron Blair (1-7, 8.02). It is the penultimate game to be played at Turner Field.Zimmerman will makee his 19th appearance, 18th start, of the season against an old rival.dddddddddddd Zimmerman has made 18 career starts against Atlanta, all while he was a member of the Washington Nationals. He is 7-3 with a 2.55 ERA against the Braves with 82 strikeouts in 99 innings. He is 3-1 with a 2.06 ERA at Turner Field.Zimmerman has pitched three innings of scoreless relief on Sept. 25 against Kansas City. It was the first relief appearance of his career.Blair, a rookie, will make is 15th start and will try to find the form he showed in his Sept. 19 start against the Mets, when he allowed two runs over six innings. He regressed in his last start on Sept. 24 in Miami, giving up five runs in 3 1/3 innings. He has never faced the Tigers.The Braves are concerned about rookie Tyrell Jenkins, who left the game with tingling in his upper arm after getting two outs in the eighth inning. He left after throwing a ball to Miguel Cabrera.Well get him back in here and look at him, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. There was no reason to push him. We had enough guys in the bullpen to cover the innings. ' ' '

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