Chuck's Daily Check In - 11.15.19

Chuck Recaps Last Night's Loss vs. The Bucks
Zach LaVine dribbling vs. the Bucks
by Chuck Swirsky

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FINAL FROM MILWAUKEE:

Bucks 124, Bulls 115 (Bulls: 4-8, 2-5 on the road)

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: White: 26 pts. Bucks: Antetokounmpo: 38.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Markkanen: 8. Bucks: Antetokounmpo: 15.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: LaVine: 7. Bucks: Bledsoe: 8.

STAT OF THE NIGHT: The Bucks scored 70 points in the paint and went to the foul line 47 times.

IN THE LOCKER ROOM: "I thought we did a good job with (defending) three-pointers. We didn't do a good job at the rim." - Coach Boylen

RECAP: For the second straight game, rookie guard Coby White ignited the Bulls offense draining six-three point field goals, scoring a team-high 26 points but the Bulls didn't have enough to contain Giannis Antetokounmpo as the reigning MVP notched his sixth straight 30 point game with an impressive line of 38-15-4. He went to the foul line 20 times becoming the first opposing player to go to the line 20 times against the Bulls since Allen Iverson in 2006.

Meantime, White became the youngest player in NBA history to hit five-three point field goals in consecutive games.

The Bucks, who lead the NBA in rebounding, gathered 57 against the Bulls, 16 on the offensive glass.

Up Next: Home with Brooklyn Saturday 5PM tip.

NOVA REUNION: Prior to the game Ryan Arcidiacono and Donte DiVincenzo exchanged greetings. Both of them were named Most Outstanding Player in their respective Final Fours leading Villanova to the national championship. Both are tough, physical winning players.

Ryan Arcidiacono and DiVincenzo before the game

24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES:


New York 106, Dallas 103: The Knicks own three wins; two coming against the Mavs. Former Knick turned Mav, Kristaps Porzingis was booed from the opening tip. He finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Luka Doncic recorded his fifth triple-double of the season (33-10-11).

Miami 108, Cleveland 97: Kendrick Nunn (Simeon HS) scored 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists. What a remarkable story as an undrafted player becoming a featured player for the Heat.

New Orleans 132, Los Angeles 127: Paul George in his Clippers and season debut scored 33 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from George three times in the final minutes of the game.

Phoenix 128, Atlanta 112: Kelly Oubre Jr. with a season-high 30 points. The Suns are 7-4, 5-3 at home.

Denver 101 Brooklyn 93: The Nets went 8-38 from three-point range. The Nuggets outrebounded the Nets 62-51. The Nets were playing their fourth road game in seven nights and play at the United Center tomorrow night. Brooklyn's Caris LeVert will miss the next 4-6 weeks after undergoing thumb surgery according to ESPN.

The Trailblazers have agreed to terms with Carmelo Anthony.

Atlanta's Kevin Huerter has a shoulder issue and will be re-examined in two weeks.

Thanks for reading CCI. Reach out: cswirsky@bulls.com or Twitter @ctsbulls

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