Bulls Score Big in Victory Over Trail Blazers

Bulls Score Big in Victory Over Trail Blazers

Bulls Score Big in Victory Over Trail Blazers (Chicago, Illinois) – After the tough loss against the Spurs, the Bulls were ready to face the Trail Blazers at home. The Bulls came out aggressively in the 1st quarter by finding multiple paths to the rim and were very successful. The Bulls made 3 out of 8 shots from outside the arc while the Bulls’ defense was struggling to slow down the Trail Blazers. By the half, the Bulls had scored 29 points while the Trail Blazers scored 35 points. In the 2nd quarter, the Bulls turned up the speed, making 12 out of 13 shots at the rim and managed to just run circles around the Trail Blazers. The Bulls made 5 out of 10 three-pointers and were consistently slowed down the Trail Blazers. The Bulls scored a total of 44 points in the 2nd quarter while the Trail Blazers scored 30 points. By the half, the Trail Blazers trailed the Bulls 73 – 65.

At the Half

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After an extremely intense 2nd quarter, the Bulls still were able to keep up the pace in the 3rd. The Bull’s defense was ruthless and was not allowing the Trail Blazers many prime shot opportunities. The Bulls made 3 out of 7 shots from outside the arc and had great ball movement the entire quarter. The Bulls scored 31 points in the 3rd quarter while holding the Trail Blazers to score 27 points. Going into the final quarter, the Bulls had the lead with the score at 104 -92. In the 4th quarter, the Bulls had to prove they could stand up to the test of time, and they did with shooting from all over the court. The Bulls struggled over the 3-point line, only making 2 out of 7 three-point shots. However, the Bulls were able to shoot from mid-range consistently, along with making 2 shots at the rim. The Bulls’ defense was able to hold off the Trial Blazers while scoring 26 points, while the Trail Blazers scored 24 points. The Bulls beat the Trail Blazers 130 – 116.

Game Leaders

Game leaders were Nikola Vucevic, who scored 24 points along with snagging 14 rebounds. Ayo Dosunmu had a great day, handing out 11 assists, while Javonte Green got a block.  The Bulls made 55.6% of their collective shots and 40.6% of every 3-point shot.

Up Next      

The Bulls will face the Magic in Chicago Tuesday (2/1/2022) at 7:00pm CST.

Bulls Score Big in Victory Over Trail Blazers

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