GAME NIGHT FROM DALLAS: Bulls (38-42, 17-23 on the road) at Mavs (38-42, 23-16 at home). 7:30 tip-off.
RADIO: 670 The Score: Chuck Swirsky, Bill Wennington, Alyssa Bergamini. 7:15 pre.
TV: NBCSC: Adam Amin and Stacey King: 7:30.
LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: DeRozan and LaVine : 24 ppg. Mavs: Doncic: 32 ppg
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Vucevic: 11 per. Mavs: Doncic: 8 per.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: DeRozan: 5 per. Mavs: Doncic: 8 per.
CCI PREVIEW: The Bulls are officially locked in to the tenth seed in the play in tournament with as they await their opponent, either Toronto or Atlanta.
The Bulls will proceed with caution the last two games allowing veteran players such as DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine and Alex Caruso to see limited court time. All three are listed as questionable.
After acquiring Kyrie Irving from the Nets the expectations in Dallas went through the roof anticipating a deep playoff run for Jason Kidd’s team. It turned out to be just the opposite. The Mavs are 8-15 with the addition of Irving as the Mavs have lacked consistency and chemistry. Both Doncic and Irving are putting up big numbers but not in the win column where it matters the most.
CCI 24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES
Miami 129 Philadelphia 101. The Heat dished out a franchise tying 39 assists.
Cleveland 118 Orlando 94. Both teams rested starters.
San Antonio 129 Portland 127. The game was played in Austin, Texas.
Phoenix 119 Denver 115. The Suns are 8-0 with Kevin Durant in the lineup.
Oklahoma City 114 Utah 98. The Thunder lead the Mavs by .5 games for the final play in spot.
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