This season, the Bulls entered a 4-6 position with a moderate to strong performance after hard work, but ultimately prompted the Los Angeles Lakers to lose 117-115. Here are the highlights:
Otto Porter Jr. recorded six minutes in the first quarter, but no record in the second quarter. The Bulls announced at halftime that he was not there and would not come back because of back spasms.
For Porter, this was an unfortunate development. He first performed well in a stable reserve and then filled the absent Laurie Makkanen in the starting lineup. Porter averaged 1
Adam Mokoka replaced him in the second half. He hit a third in seven minutes.
Zach LaVine, burst into tears
The Bulls started their current four games. The night before on the West Coast, Zach LaVine scored 21 points in the first quarter against the Dallas Mavericks, reaching 38 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
Tonight he almost achieved his previous results. LaVine scored 19 per minute in the first quarter, completed all eight of his field goal attempts (two of which were 3 points), and scored two assists with 0 assist turnovers. This Make the Lakers fall all the way in the pick and roll.
Coby White led a reserve team to open the second, and quickly changed 4 for 4 shots with 10 points (two 3-pointers, the last one was the heat score). Although the Lakers turned the 10-point deficit in the second quarter into a half-time lead, LaVine and White scored 33 points in total and became four of the team’s five-game winning streak.
Especially LaVine, for most of the night, faced the double team that kept appearing, and the Bulls made good use of them. They scored 26 assists with a 50.5% shooting percentage and regularly look for an advantage in the pick and roll.
LaVine scored 38 points on 22 goals. This was his third 30-point appearance in four games. His six assists led to zero turnovers despite frequent turnovers.
That said, the night of the Bulls Star ended sorely with two late, controversial errors-including a game that could give the Bulls a five-second lead.
Two nights after grabbing 17 rebounds in the loss of the Sacramento Kings, Wendell Carter Jr. found the scorer in this game.
He started the night with two confident mid-range splashes and started to be an effective mid-range threat all night. The jam at the beginning of the third quarter was surprising, and it broke through with a score of 7-0.
Throughout the night, he maintained pressure with sharp and powerful throws, scoring 9 of 15 free throws and scoring 23 points, and finishing off with 4 of 5 free throws.
Even without Anthony Davis, the Lakers’ frontcourt is equally strong. In response to the duel, Carter’s offensive performance was as active as this season.
Another important defensive mission for Patrick Williams
After eagerly accepting the defensive duties of Guinness Antetokounmpo, Patrick Williams spent a lot of time playing against LeBron James.
This car went to school very early. In a steal, James quickly got rid of the error, allowing Williams to fly out of his way and easily score a layup. After a while, a fancy footstep turned:
In the early second period, he hit him with a similar move.
The good news: First of all, this is another valuable learning experience for Williams, and we know he will take a big step forward. Two more, at least in the early stages, did not affect his offense. Williams scored 4 points and 2 offensive rebounds aggressively in the first quarter.
Williams brought him back to Marc Gasol with a small ball and brought him back to third place. Before James hit him with a rod, he fell to the floor the next two times. In fact, James occupied a long period of time in the third quarter, getting 3 assists-all given to Wesley Matthews who helped the swing game 3s and scored 10 points.
However, as the game progressed, Williams’ progress was remarkable. In the fourth quarter, he played two defensive games that led directly to the bucket-the second quarter was to defend James’s strong isolated possession, and he forced an empty ball on it. LaVine at the other end made a quick layup to make the game 110-107. In less than a minute of the game, James scored a crucial layup on Williams’ chest.
Still encouraging: In the absence of Porter, Williams ended the game with a small ball often used by the Bulls. He has been running through James and staying in the mark range 3 where James has settled, which made him miss his position and gave the Bulls a chance to win.
The rookie had four steals and eight rebounds. All in all, the performance is solid.
The Bulls performed well. Although they did not have Davis, the Bulls were still the defending champions. They counterattacked from 12 losses in 8 minutes and counterattacked from 7 losses in 2 minutes to have a chance to win. The last few seconds.
Even at the beginning of the campaign, this team was very different from the team at the beginning of the 2020-21 season, with the Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers losing in doubles.
Next step: A date with the Clippers stamps the trip on Sunday.