Chuck's Daily Check In - 1.12.20

Chuck Recaps Last Night's Victory Over The Pistons
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by Chuck Swirsky
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FINAL FROM DETROIT:

Bulls 108, Pistons 99 (Bulls: 14-26, 7-12 on the road)

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine: 25pts. Pistons: Rose: 20pts
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Gafford and Markkanen each with 7. Detroit: Wood: 14 (CH)
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: LaVine: 6. Detroit: Rose: 7.

STAT OF THE NIGHT: The Bulls scored 60 points in the paint.

2ND STAT OF THE NIGHT: Daniel Gafford joined Elton Brand and Wendell Carter Jr. as the only players in franchise history to record 40 blocks in their first 30 career games.

RECAP: The Bulls capped off their series with the Pistons winning all four encounters. The Bulls received great value from their "bigs" as Luke Kornet scored a season-high 15 points. Daniel Gafford in his second start in as many nights recorded an impressive line of 14-7-2 and a block shot and in the process made Andre Drummond lose his cool in the third quarter as Drummond was ejected for throwing the ball at Gafford's head after the two got into a heated exchange.

The Bulls started the game shooting 64% from the field in the opening quarter leading by 15. The Pistons did make a fourth-quarter run but the Bulls never relinquished the lead.

Derrick Rose registered his fifth straight 20 point game.

UP NEXT: At Boston Monday.

Zach LaVine

24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES:


Milwaukee 122, Portland 101: Khris Middleton had 30, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32, and Eric Bledsoe scored 29. That's all you need to know. They became the first Bucks trio in franchise history to each score 25 or more points in a game since the days of Ray Allen, "Big Dog" Robinson and Sam Cassell...The Bucks are now 35-6.

Cleveland 111, Denver 103: The Cavaliers shocked the Nuggets in Denver as Kevin Love posted 19 points and 15 rebounds.

Los Angeles Lakers 125, OKC 110: Kyle Kuzma scored a season-high 36 points. The Lakers played without LeBron James and Anthony Davis as the Lakers won their eighth straight.

Dallas 109, Philadelphia 91: The 76ers shot 37% from the floor and just 24% from three-point range.

Houston 139, Minnesota 109: James Harden surpassed 20 thousand career points. He scored 32 points in three-quarters of work.

Boston 140, New Orleans 105: For the Pelicans: No Zion. No Redick. No. Favors. No Holiday. NO win. Jayson Tatum scored a career-high 41 points. Enes Kanter with 22 points and 19 rebounds. He became the first Celtics' reserve to post those numbers since Larry Bird in March of 1982.

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

Always a pleasure.

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