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Bulls rally in second half to defeat Grizzlies, 128-107

The Memphis Grizzlies (49-28) fell to the Chicago Bulls (37-40) 128-107 on Sunday at the United Center.

Zach LaVine scored 36 points, and DeMar DeRozan scored 31 to lead the Bulls, who outscored the Grizzlies 75-39 in the second half to rally from 23 points down in the first half. LaVine had 24 points, and DeRozan had 17 after halftime.

Coby White followed with 19 points off the bench, while Nikola Vucevic posted his 46th double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Patrick Williams added another second-half spark with 12 points and three blocks off the bench.

Jaren Jackson Jr. registered 31 points, including a season-high five 3-pointers, to guide the Grizzlies. Desmond Bane scored 21 points, his sixth straight 20-point effort, and became the fifth-fastest player in NBA history to make 500 3-pointers.

Ja Morant posted his seventh triple-double of the season with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

Chicago outscored Memphis 40-16 in the third quarter, scoring 17 straight points to close the period and start a 28-6 run that gave the Bulls a 104-90 lead with 9:08 remaining.

Memphis committed 18 turnovers, including eight in the fourth quarter, to only three giveaways for Chicago, which tied the Bulls single-game franchise record. The Bulls outscored the Grizzlies 31-0 in points off turnovers, including a 29-0 margin in the second half.

The Grizzlies will look to clinch the NBA’s best home record this season when they play the Portland Trail Blazers at 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday, April 4, in the regular season home finale. Fans can tune in on Bally Sports Southeast or 92.9 FM ESPN.