Joe Ingles earned a start for Utah but Chicago proved their credentials by ending the Jazz’s NBA unbeaten run.
Stifling defence in a 15-point Jazz third quarter was the difference in a 107-99 result that ensured Utah’s status as the season’s only undefeated team ended in their fifth outing.
Promoted to the starting unit, the Boomers veteran had nine points, six rebounds and two assists, making three-of-eight three pointers.
Donovan Mitchell scored 30 for the Jazz but the Bulls (5-1), coming off to their best start since the Michael Jordan era, had the answers in DeMar DeRozan (32 points on 60 per cent shooting) and Zac LeVine (26 points, five assists).
Australia’s No.6 draft pick Josh Giddey had his moments in Oklahoma City’s one-sided 103-80 loss to Golden State, driving strongly to the basket to finish with 10 points, four rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block.
The heavy loss came two days after the Thunder’s shock comeback win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Giddey’s young side now 1-5.
Steph Curry led all scorers with 20 while Draymond Green had 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.
Elsewhere, Philadelphia’s Matisse Thybulle (11 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals, three blocks) produced a highlight reel lunging block that sent the ball flying into the stands.
Still without Ben Simmons, the 76ers’ moved to 4-2 with the 122-94 defeat of Atlanta, who knocked them out of last season’s playoffs.
RJ Barrett scored a career-high 35 points to lead six New York (5-1) scorers in double figures as the visiting Knicks defeated the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 123-117 on Saturday night.
Jerami Grant had 22 points as Detroit Pistons overcame a spotty debut by No.1 draft pick Cade Cunningham to collect their first victory, a 110-103 home triumph over the Orlando Magic.
Sidelined the first four games with an ankle injury, Cunningham played 19 minutes, mostly in the first half.
He went 1-for-8 from the field, including 0-5 from long range, scoring two points to go with seven rebounds and two assists.
San Antonio (2-4) upset Milwaukee (3-3) despite 28 points and 13 boards for Giannis Antetokounpo, Dejounte Murray leading them with 23 points and nine assists.
Bradley Beal scored 36 points, Kyle Kuzma added 17 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards outlasted the Boston Celtics 115-112 in two overtimes.
Boston made just two three-pointers from 26 attempts as Washington improved to 5-1 with their second victory over the Celtics in three games.
Jaylen Brown had 34 points for the Celtics, who lost for the second time in three overtime games this season to drop to 2-4.
Scottie Barnes had 22 points and 12 rebounds in Toronto’s 97-94 win against Indiana, who fell to 1-6 despite 22 points and 14 rebounds from Domantas Sabonis.
Devin Booker scored 27 for Phoenix, who eased past the Cavaliers 101-92, while Nikola Jokic finished with 26 points, 19 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks in Denver’s comeback 93-91 win over Minnesota.
And Jimmy Butler led Miami to a 5-1 season start with 27 points and seven assists in a 129-108 defeat of Memphis.