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Chuck Checks In - 03.29.23

GAME NIGHT FROM THE UNITED CENTER: Los Angeles Lakers: (37-38, 16-20 on the road) at Bulls (36-39, 20-17 at home) 7PM.

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

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine: 25 ppg. Lakers: James: 29 ppg.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Vucevic: 11 per. Lakers: Davis: 9 per.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: DeRozan: 5 per. Lakers: James: 7 per.


CCI PREVIEW: In a quick turnaround for the two teams the Bulls host the Lakers for the second time in a four day span after winning in LA Sunday 118-108.

The Bulls took advantage of 18 costly Lakers turnovers, punishing LA in transition, scoring 34 points. The Bulls played a spirited game with a sense of urgency from the opening tip.

The Lakers have had plenty of time to reflect on a costly loss as they will resume play following their loss Sunday. The Lakers reside in the seed in the Western Conference withThe Bulls.

Zach LaVine averaged 29 points during the road trip shooting 62% from the field and 50% from three point range.

Coby White collected 20 assists and only four turnovers during the three games out west.

Andre Drummond produced solid bench minutes, averaging 11 points and eight rebounds the last two games.

The Bulls list Alex Caruso and Javonte Green as questionable for tonight's game. LeBron James is listed as questionable for the Lakers (foot).

The Bulls trail the 8th/9th seed Hawks and Raps by 1.5 in the East Conference.


Atlanta 120, Cleveland 118. Dejounte Murray sank three free throws in the closing seconds as the Hawks held on for a hard fought victory.

Toronto 106, Miami 92. The Raps hit the .500 mark, winning their 10th game in their last 11 at home.

Memphis 103, Orlando 108. Desmond Bane scored 31 points.

Charlotte 137, Oklahoma City 134. P.J. Washington scored 22 of his career high 43 points in the fourth quarter.

Washington 130, Boston 111. Kristaps Porzingis and Deni Avdija combined for 57 points, 23 rebounds and 11 assists for the Wizards.

Golden State 120, New Orleans 109. The Warriors rallied from a 20 point deficit as Stephen Curry scored 39 points.

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