Chuck Checks In - 04.09.23

GAME DAY FROM THE UNITED CENTER: Detroit (17-64, 8-32 on the road) at Bulls (39-42 (21-19 at home) 12PM.

RADIO: 670 The Score: Chuck Swirsky, Bill Wennington, Alyssa Bergamini. 11: 45 AM
TV: NBCSC: Adam Amin and Stacey King: Noon.

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: DeRozan and LaVine each 24 ppg. Detroit : Ivey: 16ppg.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Vucevic: 11 per. Detroit: Duren: 8 per.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: DeRozan: 5 per. Detroit: Hayes: 6 per.


CCI PREVIEW: Game # 82. It's anyone's guess who is playing and if so, how long they will see action as the Bulls are locked into the 10th seed and will play the ninth seed Raptors Wednesday in Toronto.

For the Bulls, Nikola Vucevic and Patrick Williams will each be playing in their 82nd game, quite an accomplishment in today's NBA "load management" world. Vucevic has had a fantastic season with 51 double-double games, averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds. Williams, who played in only 17 games last season, is averaging 10 points and four rebounds per game in 22-23.

The Pistons own the worst record in the NBA and list seven players out.


Los Angeles 136, Portland 125. The Clippers remain in the fifth seed, winning for the fourth time in their last six.

Minnesota 151, San Antonio 131. The 151 points was the most points allowed in a regulation game under Spurs coach Greg Popovich.

Utah 118, Denver 114. Former Bull, Kris Dunn had 19 points and a season high 14 assists for the Jazz.

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