Bulls Gain Momentum After Easy Victory Against Clippers (Los Angeles, California) – After yesterday’s slaughter, the Bulls were ready to gain more momentum at the Staples Center against the Clippers. The Bulls came out aggressive in the first quarter, making shots all around the court and hitting 2 out of 6 shots outside the arc. The Bulls also hit several shots at the top of the key and numerous shots made at the rim. The Bulls defense quickly slowed the Clippers in the 1st quarter, allowing just 17 points compared to the Bulls, who scored 30. In the 2nd quarter, DeMar DeRozan had a fast breakaway when he flew past the rim and tossed it up for Ayo Dosunmu to make the play for the 2-pointer at the rim. The Bulls still managed to hold the Clippers back by allowing them to only receive 28 points in the 2nd quarter, while the Bulls scored 24. At the half, the Clippers were trailing the Bulls 54-45.
At the Half
In the 3rd quarter, the Bulls attempted to shoot more 3-pointers to extend their lead over the Clippers, but struggled to sink the baskets, making 3 out of 10 outside the arc. Aside from the shooting performance, the Clippers were struggling to drive up on the Bulls, with Terance Mann from the Clippers making a move up the paint, only to meet Alex Caruso as he went in for the layup. Caruso slammed the ball out of Mann’s hands for the block. The Bulls did allow the Clipper to close the lead on them, with the Clippers scoring 26 points while the Bulls scored 23. The Clippers were closing in on the Bulls with the score at 77-71 going into the final quarter. In the final quarter, the Bulls made just 2 out of 8 3-pointers, and hit half of their shots in the paint. The Bulls, however, were able to fend off the Clippers by extending the lead, scoring 23 points while the Clippers scored 19 points. The Bulls beat the Clippers 100-90.
Game Leaders were DeMar DeRozan with 35 points, along with Alex Caruso who handed out 5 assists while also snagging 9 rebounds. Caruso was all over the court, getting 3 steals and a block. The Bulls made 44.2% of their collective shots along with making 37.9% of every 3-point shot.
The Bulls will be facing the Lakers tomorrow (11/15/2021) at 9:30pm CST.
Bulls Gain Momentum After Easy Victory Against Clippers