DeRozan looks on against the Hornets

Chuck Checks In - 01.27.2023

FINAL FROM CHARLOTTE: Hornets 111 Bulls 96. (Bulls: 22-26, 9-16 on the road).

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: DeRozan: 28 pts. Hornets: Rozier: 28 pts.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: LaVine and Vucevic each with 9. Hornets: Plumlee: 12.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: DeRozan: 5. Hornets: Ball: 8

CCI STAT OF THE GAME: The two teams combined for 11-57 from three point range or 19%.

CCI RECAP: Another crushing loss for the Bulls as the now 14-36 Hornets erupted for 64 second half points and handed the Bulls their second road loss in three nights.

DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls with 28 points but the Bulls bench contributed just 11 points.

The Bulls made just four -three pointers in 25 attempts and went 1 for their last 20 beyond the arc.

LaMel Ball returned from a three game absence and despite shooting 2-15 from the field, he nearly pulled off a triple-double finishing with a 15-11-8 game.

NEXT: At Orlando Saturday.


New York 120, Boston 117 OT. A huge road win for the Knicks as Julius Randle poured in 37 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Detroit 130, Brooklyn 122. The Pistons handed the Nets their second loss in as many nights. Detroit won in Brooklyn for the first time in nearly five years, having lost seven straight road games in Brooklyn until last night.

Cleveland 113, Houston 95. The Rockets shot a sparkling 51% from the field-yet lost by 18 points. Houston dropped to 11-38.

Dallas 99, Phoenix 95. Luka Doncic suffered a sprained right ankle three minutes into the first quarter and did not return.

Los Angeles Clippers 138, San Antonio 100. The reeling Spurs fell to 14-35. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for 62 points.

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