Chuck's Daily Check In - 1.13.20
Chuck Previews Tonight's Matchup vs. The Celtics
GAME NIGHT FROM BOSTON:
Bulls (14-26, 7-12 on the road) at Boston: (26-11, 15-3 at home)
TV: NBCSC: Jason Benetti and Stacy King 6:30 CT
RADIO: 670 The Score: Chuck Swirsky, Bill Wennington, and David Schuster. 6:15 CT pre.
SEASON SERIES: Boston 1-0.
LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine: 24 ppg. Boston: Walker: 21ppg.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Markkanen: 6 per. Boston: Kanter: 8 per
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Satoransky: 5 per. Boston: Walker 5.
PREVIEW: The games keep coming for the Bulls as they roll into Boston playing their third game in four nights. The Bulls showed resilience down the stretch on Saturday holding off the Pistons snapping a six-game losing streak. The Bulls were able to generate offense in the paint scoring 60 points and received additional help from seldom used Luke Kornet (15 points) who is now in the rotation following the injury to Wendell Carter Jr. Daniel Gafford played a solid game of 14 points and seven rebounds before fouling out.
The Bulls lost to Boston last week at the United Center as Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens called Enes Kanter's number on repeated sets on the left block and to Kanter's credit, he delivered with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Boston snapped a three-game losing streak thrashing the Pelicans 140-105 on Saturday behind Jayson Tatum's career-high 41 points.
24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES:
"CCI Game of the Night." Denver 114 Los Angeles Clippers 104: Nikola Jokic with a 20-15-6 game. Over the weekend the Nuggets lost to the Cavs but beat the Clippers. Got to love the NBA!
San Antonio 105, Toronto 104: DeMar DeRozan has an old school mid-range game and it's still effective as he scored 25 points.
Memphis 122, Golden State 102: Don't look now but the Grizzlies are just four games under .500. Jonas Valanciunas with yet another monster game of 31 points and 19 rebounds.
Utah 127, Washington 116: The Jazz won their ninth straight and did so without Donovan Mitchell who sat out with an illness.
New York 124, Miami 121: The Knicks scored 72 points in the paint. Miami's last four road losses have come against under .500 teams.
Brooklyn 108, Atlanta 86: A Kyrie Irving sighting...he's back - at least for now - Irving played in an NBA game for the first time since November returning from a shoulder injury. He poured in 21 points. ( 10-11 fgs) 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Atlanta's Trae Young missed the game with a hamstring issue. The Hawks fell to 8-32.
Phoenix 100, Charlotte 92: A big game for Kelly Oubre: 25-15-3 steals and 2 blocks. The Suns have won two straight. The Hornets have slipped to twelve games under .500.
Sacramento's Richaun Holmes will miss the next 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury.
Always a pleasure.