With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I thought I’d give us all a break and keep this post short.
It was a disappointing 103-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers last night for the Bulls. They squandered a 19 point lead, struggling to run the offense, and failing to finish off the woeful Lakers in the second half.
Lauri Markkanen had 14 rebounds and scored 13 points, but only shot a lousy 4-17 (23.5%) from the field, not good. He looked tired. It was a rough game for the rookie, but I’m confident he’ll bounce back.
Kris Dunn started at point guard for the first time this season. His energy and defense were a big reason why the Bulls led 56-42 at the end of the first half. Other than that, he had a very typical Kris Dunn game. He played very solid defense (1 steal, 1 block), shot the ball kind of poorly (12 points on 35.7% from the field), had 4 turnovers and 6 assists. Not a great game by any stretch, but a decent first start. Very typical.
As I take some time to reflect on what I am thankful for, let me say Thank You for reading this blog. I enjoy writing about the Bulls and I am very happy that there are people who read what I write. I hope I inform and entertain. Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Look who’s cleared to practice!
👀 @ZachLaVine pic.twitter.com/DVgVVxkAcu
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) November 20, 2017
Statement from #Mizzou:
Michael Porter, Jr. will undergo surgery on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Dallas, Texas. The procedure, a microdiscectomy of the L3-L4 spinal discs, has a projected recovery time of three-four months and will likely cause him to miss the remainder of the season.
— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouHoops) November 21, 2017
In case you don’t know who Michael Porter Jr. is…
Who is Michael Porter Jr?
At 6’10, he is a skilled, oversized wing player who is big enough to see minutes at power forward
He has averaged 33 points per-40 minutes in the 39 games in the DX Database pic.twitter.com/07QI8ndSp0
— DraftExpressContent (@DXContent) November 22, 2017
The Worst Records in the NBA:
1. Dallas Mavericks: 3-15 .167
2. Atlanta Hawks: 3-14 .176
3. Chicago Bulls: 3-12 .200
4. Sacramento King: 4-13 .235
5. LA Clippers: 5-11 .313