Chuck's Daily Check In - 10.12.19

Chuck recaps last night's Bulls vs. Pacers preseason game and shares updates from around the NBA
Daniel Gafford looks to pass the ball against the Pacers
by Chuck Swirsky

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FINAL FROM INDIANA: Pacers 105, Bulls 87.

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: White, 24 points. Indiana: Warren, 17 points.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Gafford and White each with 8. Indiana: Sabonis, 14.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Arcidiacono, 4. Indiana: Lamb, 5.

CCI KEY STATS:
Bulls: 15 steals - Dunn with 6 and Gafford with 5. The Bulls scored 30 points off 28 Indiana turnovers.
Indiana: 50 rebounds - 14 from Domantas Sabonis.

CCI RECAP: The Bulls sat their projected regular season starting lineup of Zach LaVine, Tomas Satoransky, Wendell Carter Jr., Lauri Markkanen and Otto Porter Jr. That unit is expected to get the call tomorrow against the Raptors. If so, Carter Jr. will make his 2019 preseason debut after sitting out the first three games with a tailbone contusion.

Coby White with a game-high 24 points against the Pacers

Coby White saw extended playing time last night (30+ minutes) scoring a game-high 24 points, draining four three-point field goals in the process. White also registered eight rebounds. Second round pick Daniel Gafford continues to impress pulling down eight rebounds, blocking two shots scoring nine points and collecting five steals. Gafford is averaging two blocks per game through the first three preseason contests. The Bulls had a difficult night shooting the ball going 37%, from the field, 18% from three point range and 12-21 from the foul line.

CCI GAME BALLS: Bulls: White and Gafford. Indiana: Sabonis and Warren.

UP NEXT: At Toronto Sunday.

CCI 24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES:

Milwaukee 118, Dallas 111: Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Luka Doncic with a 27-7-2 game.

New Orleans 128, Utah 127: Zion Williamson keeps doing his thing with 26 points and 5 rebounds.

Washington 115, New York 99: Marcus Morris scored 21 points and 6 rebounds.

Philadelphia 100, Charlotte 87: Josh Richardson who came over to the 76ers in the Jimmy Butler sign and trade had 18.

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