FINAL FROM THE UNITED CENTER: Lakers 121, Bulls 110. (Bulls 36-40, 20-18 at home).
LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: Vucevic: 29 pts. Lakers: Davis: 38 pts.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Vucevic: 12. Lakers: Davis: 10.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: White: 9. Lakers: Reaves and Russell each with 5.
CCI STAT OF THE GAME: Nikola Vucevic recorded his third 25-10-5 game of the season . On the night , "Vooch" posted a 29-12-6 game.
CCI RECAP: The Lakers pulled away from the Bulls in the second half as Anthony Davis and LeBron James combined for 63 points, 17 rebounds and 8 assists. The Bulls struggled shooting the three ball going 9-33-27%. The Lakers attempted 17 more free throws than the Bulls as Davis went 11-14 from the stripe.
Nikola Vucevic recorded his 47th double-double. He poured in 29 points,scoring the Bulls first 13 points. DeMar DeRozan added 22 points. Zach LaVine faced double teams throughout the game and finished with 16 points. Coby White tossed in 17 points and dished out a team high nine assists in 26 minutes off the bench.
The Bulls trail Atlanta and Toronto by two games for the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference.
NEXT: Friday: At Charlotte.
CCI 24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES
Sacramento 120, Portland 80. The Kings are in the playoffs ending a 16 year drought, the longest in professional sports.
Milwaukee 149, Indiana 136. Jrue Holiday scored a career high 51 points.
Oklahoma City 107, Detroit 106. Jalen Williams put back with.5 seconds left and won it for the Thunder.
New York 101, Miami 92. The Knicks lead the Nets by 2.5 games for the fifth seed in the EC.
Philadelphia 116, Dallas 108. Joel Embiid had 25 points and nine rebounds. James Harden had a 15 points-12 assists performance.
Los Angeles Clippers 141, Memphis 132. The Clippers played without Kawhi Leonard. Russell Westbrook scored a season high 36 points and dished out 10 assists.
Utah 128, San Antonio 117. Talen Horton-Tucker (Simeon High School) scored a career high 41 points for the Jazz. The Spurs dropped to 19-57, its worst season since 1997.
Brooklyn 123, Houston 114. The Rockets dropped their seventh straight and 59th on the season.
Phoenix 107, Minnesota 100.Kevin Durant made his Suns home debut with a 16-8-4 game.
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