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Chuck Checks In - 01.29.23

FINAL FROM ORLANDO: Bulls 128, Orlando 109. (Bulls: 23-26, 10-16 on the road).

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine and DeRozan each with 32 pts. Magic: M. Wagner: 27 pts.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Vucevic: 13. Magic: Banchero: 7.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: DeRozan: 8. Magic: Anthony: 6.

CCI STAT OF THE GAME: DeMar DeRozan set a career high making all five of his three point attempts.

CCI RECAP: The Bulls avoided a second half meltdown that plagued them against Indiana and Charlotte and came away with their 10th road win of the season. The Bulls shot 59% from the field and 45% beyond the arc.

DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic combined for 90 points. Vucevic recorded his 28th double-double game of 16 points and 13 rebounds. Patrick Williams added 16 points and six rebounds.

The Bulls led by as many as 25 points only to see Orlando narrow the deficit to five with 4:30 left but the Bulls managed to pull away and secure the win. The Bulls dished out 30 assists and committed just 12 turnovers.

NEXT: Home with the Clippers Tuesday.


Boston 125, Los Angeles Lakers 121 OT. Jalen Brown and Jayson Tatum combined for 67 points and 20 rebounds. LeBron James posted another spectacular game of 41-9-8 but the Lakers fell to three games under .500.

Philadelphia 126, Denver 119. Joel Embiid outdueled Nikola Jokic as the 76ers won their seventh straight. Embiid scored 47 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. Jokic had 24-8-9.

Toronto 123, Portland 105. The Raps led 37-14 after the first quarter. Toronto finished off the Blazers with 35 fourth quarter points.

Brooklyn 122, New York 115. Kyrie Irving scored 20 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter.

Los Angeles Clippers 120, Atlanta 113. Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points, including a season high five-three pointers.

Washington 113, New Orleans 103. Daniel Gafford had an impressive 21-12-5 block shots game.

Phoenix 128, San Antonio 118 OT. The Spurs have lost five straight and 10 of 11.

Utah 108, Dallas 100. Lauri Markkanen scored 29 points. Jazz rookie big man Walker Kessler continues to impress with a 14 -11- 5 block shots game. Luka Doncic missed the game with a sprained left ankle.

Minnesota 117, Sacramento 110. Anthony Edwards scored 16 of his 34 points in the third quarter. The T-Wolves have won five of six.

Houston 117, Detroit 114.The Rockets outscored the Pistons 70-42 in the paint. Houston won despite playing without three starters. The Pistons fall to 13-38. Houston improved to 12-38.

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