Chuck's Daily Check In - 11.11.19

The Bulls took Sunday off and return to the practice floor this morning in anticipation of the arrival of the New York Knicks Tuesday at the United Center.

The Bulls no doubt will work on their three-point shooting as they do daily in practice. It proved to be a huge difference in Saturday's loss to the Rockets being outscored 57-12 behind the arc.

Wendell Carter Jr. continues to be a bright, up and coming star for Bulls as he recorded his sixth double-double of the young season pulling downs career-high 16 rebounds against the Rockets. He has a tremendous upside. You know exactly what you're getting from Carter Jr. on a nightly basis.

Simply put, the Bulls need to make shots.


Milwaukee 121, Oklahoma City 119: Giannis Antetokounmpo is Giannis. What more can I say? 35-16-3 for the reigning MVP. The Bucks are 7-3, they've played seven road games. Up next for the Bucks, they host the Bulls Thursday.

Toronto 113, Los Angeles Lakers 104: The Raps played without Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka, but won at Staples. Budding superstar Pascal Siakam had 24 points and 11 rebounds. My man, Fred VanVleet, the pride of Rockford ended up with a rock-solid 23 points and 11 assists game. The Lakers saw their seven-game win streak end. The Raps have beaten the Lakers ten straight games.

Cleveland 108, New York 87: Collin Sexton scored a career-high 31 points. Cleveland led by as many as 30 points. The Knicks play the Bulls tomorrow at the United Center with a record of 2-8. After the game Knicks President Steve Mills told reporters, " We are not happy where we are."

Portland 124, Atlanta 113 OT: The Hawks are learning quickly, life without the suspended John Collins is a painful one. Collins was recently suspended 25 games by the NBA for violating its anti-drug program and the Hawks are 1-3 without the big man from Wake Forest.

Indiana 109, Orlando 102: Domantas Sabonis with an impressive 21-16-7 game as the Pacers have won six out of their last seven games.

Denver 100, Minnesota 98 OT: Nikola Jokic hit a jumper with two seconds left handing Minnesota its third loss in the last four games.

Philadelphia 114, Charlotte 106: The win snaps a 76ers three-game losing streak.

Phoenix 138, Brooklyn 112: The Sun's backcourt of Devin Booker and Ricky Rubio combined for 49 points and 21 assists. The Nets went 8-34 from three-point range.

The Heat suspended guard Dion Waiters for 10 games without pay for conduct detrimental to the team.

Thank you to all who have served and are serving our country. Happy Veterans Day. You are appreciated so very much.

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