Chuck's Daily Check In - 12.9.19

Chuck Recaps Last Night's Game vs. Miami
Zach LaVine and Coby White
by Chuck Swirsky

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FINAL FROM MIAMI: Miami 110, Bulls 105

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine: 22pts. Miami: Herro: 27 pts
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Carter: 10 per. Miami : Adebayo: 13.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: White: 8 per. Miami: Butler: 7

STAT OF THE NIGHT: The Heat attempted 44 free throws, 21 by Jimmy Butler.

2nd STAT OF THE NIGHT: Tyler Herro scored Miami's last 11 points in OT.

IN THE LOCKER ROOM: "We got a lot from a lot of guys. Denzel had a moment, Coby was terrific...we had the ball in his hands more - he had 8 assists. Lauri I thought had a great game... we battled." - Coach Boylen

RECAP: Another crushing loss for the Bulls as Tyler Herro played "hero" ball, delivering in the clutch in regulation and the extra period.

Herro buried five-three point field goals on the night. The Bulls had six players score in double figures led by Lauri Markkanen's 22 points. The Bulls were competitive and played with passion, something they can build on for tonight's game.

Lauri Markkanen dribbling vs. the Heat

UP NEXT: Home with Toronto Monday.

24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES:

Los Angeles Lakers 142, Minnesota 125: Anthony Davis registered his fourth career 50 point game. LeBron James added 32 points. The Lakers stand at 21-3.

Philadelphia 110, Toronto 104: The Raps have lost three straight for the first time this season. Toronto's Fred Van Vleet suffered a right knee contusion in the first half and did not return. The 76ers have won 12 straight at home.

Sacramento 110, Dallas 106: The extremely skilled Luka Doncic became the first player in NBA history to record 19 consecutive games recording 20+ PTS, 5+ REB, 5+ AST. Doncic, however, missed a game-tying attempt in the final seconds.

Los Angeles Clippers 135, Washington 119: Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Brooklyn 105, Denver 102: The Nets won their third straight but a concern is the status of Kyrie Irving who missed his 12th straight game with a right shoulder injury.

Oklahoma City 108, Portland 96: The Blazers are one beat-up ball club. Portland dropped to 9-15.

Atlanta 122, Charlotte 107: The Hawks won for the second time in three games after losing ten straight.

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