On Oct. 20, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Detroit Pistons 94-88 in the Motor City to win the team's first season opener since 2016, according to NBA.com .
It's also the first time the team (1-0) has been over .500 during a season since March 2017.
"This ain't last year," said Bulls player Zach LaVine, who led the team with 34 points. "We're looking forward now. It's a whole new team, whole new mindset. Excited we grinded that one out. And a win's a win."
DeMar DeRozan had 17 points, Nikola Vucevic had 15 points and 15 rebounds and Lonzo Ball had 12 points.
The Bulls will play their home opener Friday, Oct. 22, against the New Orleans Pelicans at 7 p.m.