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Chuck Checks In - 03.15.23

GAME NIGHT FROM THE UNITED CENTER: Sacramento: (40-27, 19-13 on the road) at Bulls (31-36, 18-15 at home)

RADIO: 670 The Score: Chuck Swirsky, Bill Wennington, Alyssa Bergamini. 6:45 pre.
TV: NBCSC: Adam Amin and Stacey King: 7PM.

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: DeRozan: 25 ppg. Kings: Fox: 25 ppg.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Vucevic: 11 per. Kings: Sabonis: 12 per.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: DeRozan: 5 per. Kings: Sabonis: 7 per.

SEASON SERIES: Sacramento 1-0.

CCI PREVIEW: After a lengthy three days break the Bulls take on the Kings in the first of three games in four nights, all at the United Center.

The Bulls currently hold the 10th seed with Washington in the Eastern Conference but things are up for grabs with no team able to pull away from the other with less than 20 games remaining in the regular season.

Zach LaVine is having a brilliant month, averaging 35 points, four rebounds and three assists. LaVine is shooting 56% and 51% from three month territory in March. In the Bulls 110-101 loss at Sacramento, LaVine poured in 41 points.

The Kings are truly one of the " feel good" stories in the NBA. The franchise has finally turned the corner and is playing winning, exciting basketball on a nightly basis under Head Coach Mike Brown who is a lock for Coach of the Year honors. The Kings have gone 16 seasons without a playoff appearance. That will end next month.

All Star De'Aaron Fox is a blur, baseline to baseline and is averaging a team high 25 ppg. Domantas Sabonis is having an outstanding season averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds. He leads the NBA in double-double games with 54.

CCI 24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES

Milwaukee 116, Phoenix 104. The 50-19 Bucks clinched a playoff spot.Milwaukee has won 21 of 23. The Suns have lost three straight.

New York 123, Portland 107. Immanuel Quickley had 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks.The Blazers dropped to 13th in the Western Conference.

Washington 117, Detroit 97. Bradley Beal scored 36 points as the Wizards snapped a three game losing streak.

Toronto 125, Denver 110. The Western Conference leading Nuggets dropped their third straight. The Raptors scored 49 first quarter points.

New Orleans 108, Los Angeles Lakers 123. The Lakers set a franchise record nailing 15-three pointers in the first half.

Charlotte 120, Charlotte 104. The Cavs beat the Hornets for the second time in three nights.

San Antonio 132, Orlando 114. The Spurs set a franchise high with 22-three pointers and dished out a season high 33 assists.

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