derozan looks to make a play against the indiana pacers

Chuck Checks In - 01.25.2023

FINAL FROM INDIANA: Indiana 116 Bulls 110. (Bulls: 22-25, 9-15 on the road).

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: DeRozan: 33 pts. Indiana: Mathurin and Turner each with 26 pts.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Vucevic: 8. Indiana: Duarte: 9.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Vucevic: 5. Indiana: McConnell: 10.

CCI STAT OF THE GAME: The Bulls committed 16 turnovers leading to 24 Indiana points.

CCI RECAP: A tough, tough loss as the Bulls squandered a 21 point lead and fell to the Pacers who ended a seven game losing streak. The Pacers scored 70 second half points and executed at crunch time stunning the Bulls who were going for a season high fourth straight win.

Indiana's first round pick Bennedict Mathurin scored 26 points off the bench matching Indiana big man Myles Turner for team high honors. T.J. McConnell was solid throughout the game as he recorded his second straight double-double game.

The Bulls got 33 points from DeMar DeRozan but Zach LaVine continues to struggle with his three point shooting missing all seven attempts. He's six for his last 36-16% from beyond the arc. The Bulls did not make a three pointer in the second half and finished 5-24 . Nikola Vucevic saw his 11 game stretch of registering double-double games come to an end with 20 points and eight rebounds.

Turnovers hurt the Bulls as they collected 16 with Indiana punishing the Bulls with 24 points off them.

NEXT: At Charlotte Thursday.


Los Angeles Clippers 133, Los Angeles Lakers 115. The Clippers own LA hoops by winning their 10th straight game over the Lakers. LeBron James scored 46 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out seven assists. He nailed a season high nine-three pointers.

New York 105, Cleveland 103. Julius Randle with a monster 36-13 game featuring eight made three pointers. The Knicks ended a four game losing streak.

Miami 98, Boston 95. Miami's Bam Adebayo scored 30 points, grabbed 15 rebounds. The Celtics played without three starters and super-sub Malcolm Brogdon. Jimmy Butler sat out for the Heat.

Denver 99, New Orleans 98. Nikola Jokic powered his way through another triple-double of 25-11-10.

Phoenix 128, Charlotte 97. The Suns won their fourth straight.

Washington 127, Dallas 126. The Wizards prevailed despite Luka Doncic 's 41 points and 15 rebounds.

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