DeMar DeRozan did not shy away from the media following the 86-93 Game 1 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. After finishing the game with 18 points, but shooting 6-of-25 from the floor and 0-2 from three-point range, DeRozan told reporters that would never happen again.
“It’s nothing they’re doing defensively. Most of the shots I took were wide open… No way in hell I shoot 6-of-25 again.”
DeRozan followed up by saying that defense is going to give them the “opportunity to win” this series and that they need to turn it up.
“Offensively, I guarantee you we won’t shoot like we shot tonight again, but defense gives you an opportunity to win. In the 4th quarter, a couple plays got away from us, but a good learning experience. Gotta keep it up defensively and go to another level.”
The Bulls will look to tie the series in Game 2 on Wednesday.