Chuck's Daily Check In - 12.17.19

Chuck Looks Back At Last Night's Game in OKC and Shares Updates from Around the NBA
by Chuck Swirsky
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FINAL FROM OKLAHOMA CITY: OKC 109 Bulls 106. ( Bulls: 10-19, 4-9 on the road)

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine: 39. OKC: Paul: 30.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Carter: 9. OKC: Adams: 11
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Satoransky : 6. OKC: Paul: 8

CCI STAT OF THE NIGHT: The Bulls scored 39 points off 26 OKC turnovers.

CCI RECAP: The Bulls played their best basketball of the season in the first quarter jumping on the Thunder 37-16, extending their lead to 26 points only to see future HOF Chris Paul take over. Paul drilled five fourth quarter three point field goals in the final period, 19 of his 30 points came in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Paul also grabbed nine rebounds and dished out eight assists.

It was a deflating loss for the Bulls who managed to score 68 points in the first half; 38 points in the second half.

Zach LaVine was tremendous pouring in 39 points; one of five double figure scorers for the Bulls.

Chuck breaks down the game

CCI 24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES:

Dallas 120 Milwaukee 116. Our CCI "Game of the Night" - Kristaps Porzingis and Seth Curry scored 26 points respectively as the Mavs won despite the absence of the injured Luka Doncic. The loss snapped Milwaukee's 18 game winning streak. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 48 points.

Washington 133 Detroit 119.The Wizards' Bradley Beal scored 35 points Detroit's Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond sat out with injuries.

Toronto 133 Cleveland 113. The Raps scored a season high in points led by Pascal Siakam's 33.

Houston 109 San Antonio 107. Russell Westbrook and James Harden combined for 59 points. The Rockets set a franchise record erasing a 25 point deficit.

Memphis 118 Miami 111. Ja Morant had 20 points and 10 assists as Memphis won its fourth game in the last five.

Portland 111 Phoenix 110. CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard combined for 57 points. Melo added 23.

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

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