The worst nightmare and greatest feeling of optimism for the Bulls was on full display in Game 2 against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Consider the imagery.
On the anniversary of Michael Jordan's 63 point performance against the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs, Jimmy Butler had his own special performance for the Bulls.
Though they wouldn't admit wanting to send a message, the Milwaukee Bucks proved in Game 2 they won't be backing down from the Bulls.
Jimmy Butler motioned for a posting Nikola Mirotic to get out of the way, giving the appearance he was headed to the basket when in reality, he just wanted a better view of the basket.
The playoff series between the Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks heated up in a hurry Monday night when the two teams scuffled early in the second quarter.