Obviously Chicago Bulls are trying to come back from their brief hiatus. After having a week off due to postponement and dealing with a number of players in the (still ongoing) health and safety protocol, the Bulls are back for their first win.
Sunday night they beat the Los Angeles Lakers and Monday night they finish at the Houston Rockets continuous.
If you remember, the Bulls actually lost to these rockets last month. In fact, that match was the start of Houston’s seven-match winning streak. So the Bulls have some work to do in this case.
Monday night, the Bulls remained without a few players, including Zach LaVine and Ayo Dosunmu. But that does not matter. They are firing on all cylinders. Chicago finished with a 133-118 win and made several claims along the way.
In the win over Houston, the Chicago Bulls made a number of important achievements.
The Bulls’ 133 points are tied for the highest of the season. Their 73 points in the first half is the most they have scored all season.
But, most impressively, the Bulls’ bench scored 66 points – a season-high number. Scores on the bench are especially important for a team that has lost so many players in recent times.
A star that is unlikely to appear on the bench is Alfonzo McKinnie, who scored 16 points shooting 6/10 including 4/6 from outside the arc. McKinnie has been an interesting story this year and enjoying dream come true, is playing for his hometown team.
The rarely used Tyler Cook also scored 11 points, taking 7/8 free throws.
Defender Coby White came off the bench as he finished with a season-high 24 points.
Perhaps the best stat to come in this game has to do with starting defender Lonzo Ball, who is in the midst of a stellar season – by far his best as a player. professional player.
To be in a tournament of his own is admirable. Not only has Ball had a great season, he’s also having a season that has never had a keeper in NBA history.
His defense has been contagious this year, as many times he has been the catalyst for the entire team in that area. Ball often sends the ball away and gets in the way of passes. But, the fact that he also regularly blocks shots – as a point guard – is even more impressive.
This match is not just an easy win against a bad team. First and foremost, it’s a much needed win for the Bulls after a loss earlier in the season. But, it was a victory statement. This was a game where the Bulls reminded the league what they were capable of, even if they weren’t at full strength.
Head Coach Billy Donovan continues his great job this season and is sure to earn more NBA Coach of the Year votes.
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