Bobby Portis had a big game as the Bulls opened Summer League play with a win.
Portis scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Bulls beat the Boston Celtics, 71-62, on Saturday afternoon in Las Vegas.
In his first action since getting drafted with the Bulls' first-round pick in last month's draft, Denzel Valentine scored eight points and hauled in six rebounds, also coming away with a pair of steals. But his one assist compared to four turnovers and a 4-for-16 shooting performance surely didn't represent what he wanted to do in his first Summer League game with the Bulls.
Jerian Grant, acquired from the New York Knicks in the Derrick Rose trade, scored 14 points on 6-for-13 shooting (2-for-8 from 3-point range). Jack Cooley and Spencer Dinwiddie scored in double figures off the bench.
Cristiano Felicio scored six points and grabbed five rebounds. Dez Wells — who joined Portis, Felicio, Valentine and Grant in the starting lineup — didn't score.
The Bulls' next Summer League game comes against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night. They take on the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.