Bulls erupt in third quarter, beat Rockets 120-100 (Houston, Texas) – The Chicago Bulls defeated the Houston Rockets 120-100 Monday night at the Toyota Center in Houston. Coby White led Chicago with 24 points and Zach LaVine added 21. Daniel Nwaba led Houston off the bench with 22 points and nine rebounds.
Bulls Dominate 3rd
After a competitive first half that resulted in Chicago leading 54-48 at halftime, the Bulls erupted in the third quarter scoring 46 points. LaVine led the charge with 14 points in the quarter as the Bulls led 100-74 entering the final period.
Houston would outscore Chicago 26-20 in the fourth, but couldn’t cut into the 20 point deficit. The Rockets had six players in double figures and John Wall and Danuel House Jr led the starters with 15 points a piece. Eric Gordon added 13 points and Sterling Brown chipped in 16 off the bench.
Wendell Carter Jr had a strong game for Chicago with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Rookie Patrick Williams had 14 points and 7 rebounds in 34 minutes of game action and Thaddeus Young added 17 points off the bench.
Victor Oladipo missed his fourth straight game and the Rockets were without big men Christian Wood and Demarcus Cousins.
Otto Porter missed his 11th straight game for Chicago.
The Rockets (11-18) have now lost eight in a row. They’ll face the Cavs in Cleveland (10-21) on Wednesday.
Chicago (14-16) now a half a game back of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference will head home and host Minnesota (7-24) Wednesday night.
Bulls erupt in third quarter, beat Rockets 120-100