Bulls-Warriors: Zach LaVine Injury Gives Way to Another Blowout Loss
The Bulls 138-96 loss to the Warriors represents their largest margin of defeat of the season and they lost Zach LaVine to a knee injury in the process.
8.Adding insult to injury for the Bulls fans in attendance and watching from home: Porter Jr. looked downright spry. The former Bulls forward turned Warriors role player stuffed the stat sheet with nine points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals, disrupting with his length defensively and disturbing with his shotmaking at the other end.
Porter Jr.’s stint with the Bulls, which spanned roughly two-and-a-half seasons but resulted in just 54 game appearances, was fraught by injury. Even now, he is not the player he was when he initially signed his max offer sheet with the Nets, which was matched by the Wizards, in 2017. But he’s certainly affecting winning now.Read more: NBC Chicago »
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, who guards Curry as well as anyone in the league, there wasn’t an ideal matchup.Bears GM Search: Why Rick Smith Is Most Qualified Candidate LaVine tore the ACL in the same knee while playing for the Timberwolves in February 2017, but there is widespread confidence throughout the organization that LaVine has dodged serious injury.LaVine walked gingerly toward the locker room with 8:28 left in the first quarter.January 14, 2022 at 6:55 p.
8. Adding insult to injury for the Bulls fans in attendance and watching from home: Porter Jr. When he experienced discomfort during the first quarter, it pushed him over the edge. looked downright spry.. The former Bulls forward turned Warriors role player stuffed the stat sheet with nine points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals, disrupting with his length defensively and disturbing with his shotmaking at the other end. He walked under his own power alongside assistant athletic trainer Arnold Lee. Porter Jr. dismissed their blowout loss to the Milwaukee Bucks as a flash in the pan, one game of 82, just a bad night.
’s stint with the Bulls, which spanned roughly two-and-a-half seasons but resulted in just 54 game appearances, was fraught by injury. Even now, he is not the player he was when he initially signed his max offer sheet with the Nets, which was matched by the Wizards, in 2017. But he’s certainly affecting winning now. 9. Troy Brown Jr. “We kind of needed it after losing four of the last five and last night’s blowout.
slid into the Bulls’ starting lineup with Derrick Jones Jr. the latest power forward to join Javonte Green and Patrick Williams on the shelf. But Alfonzo McKinnie started the second half in that slot, with White sliding into LaVine’s place. LaVine isn’t expected to travel to Boston for the back end of the Bulls’ home-road back-to-back on Saturday, so even more rotational creativity from Donovan will be required. Even before garbage-time officially commenced, Matt Thomas saw some run at off-guard.4% clip, its best shooting percentage of the season, including 19 of 42 3-point attempts, after a five-game stretch in which it didn’t exceed 43% and that featured its worst shooting night of the season, one night prior in Milwaukee.
"Nobody about to come and save the day. It's on us to go out there and step up," DeRozan said."These two games should be all the motivation that we need to step up, play hard, play for one another. It's just another challenge we have to face. "We can't complain about it. “We weren’t giving up easy stuff and we had control of the game because we were executing offensively,” Kerr said.
We can't whine about it. We can't look for extra help. It's on us." 10. This is not only the second night in a row the Bulls folded in the face of an opponents’ surge, but also the second night in a row they’ve been run off their home floor by a contender. The rookie turned in the performance of his young career, only missing two of his 12 shots and finishing with a game-high 25 points — and a few thunderous dunks.
And while the Bulls were short-handed, so were the Warriors, who played without Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and defensive swiss army knife Gary Payton II. The second half wasn’t as bad as the first – how could it have been? – but Golden State still won it 60-49 to hand the Bulls’ their largest defeat of the season. "I think that, from a competitive standpoint, you go out there and you try to control the things that you can control. And I think we can do a better job of that," Donovan said."There's no excuses. matched a career-high with five.
I look at the Atlanta team we played against. You want to go through the list of guys they had out, when we played against them twice? "There's enough for us to compete better than we did. I just really believe that. I think it would be unfair as a coach to do that to the group there, to say to them: 'Hey listen guys. I know we've got some guys out, and some good defenders, and once we get them back we'll be OK, but for right now let's just get through this. Related Articles.
'" 11. There was another emblematic sequence, similar to Vučević’s sloppy second-quarter pass, in the closing seconds of the third quarter – after which Billy Donovan didn’t return his starters. The Warriors pulled ahead by 43 points on a four-point play where Jordan Poole was fouled by Ayo Dosunmu on a made 3-pointer; then, after a made Matt Thomas 3, Kuminga leaked out behind the Bulls’ defense for a wide open dunk. Kuminga’s game-high 23 points were a product of concentration lapses leading to wide-open cuts and finishes. It wasn’t pretty.
But, in DeRozan's words: "It’s definitely a learning experience for us all," he said."Got our butt kicked two nights in a row. Now it’s how we respond.” Next up: At Boston for a matchup with the Celtics on Saturday. .