Bulls Take Crushing Blow Against Trail Blazers (Portland, OR) — The Bulls came out swinging in the first quarter of the game against the Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. The Bulls were aggressive in the beginning with a miss being turned into a Lonzo Ball 3-pointer. The Bulls were able to hit 6 out of 10 shots taken outside the arc, along with many shots right inside the arc, but hit only 2 out 8 shots made at the rim. By the end of the 1st quarter, the Bulls had taken the lead with the score at 33-24. In the 2nd quarter, the Bulls kept up the pace and improved their shot around the rim. Nassir Little had the ball when Derrick Jones Jr. stole it and drove down the court for the 2 pointer. The Bulls made 2 out of 8 shots taken outside the arc but improved their shot at the rim, resulting in 30 points against the Blazers, who were only able to score 24. By the half, the Trail Blazers were trailing the Bulls 63-48.
At the Half
In the 3rd quarter, the Trail Blazers pushed back against the Bulls, spending more time on the court in possession of the ball. In the 3rd quarter, the Bulls made 3 out of 5 shots outside the arc, along with multiple shots at the rim, but the Bulls struggled to make any mid-range shots to throw off the Trail Blazers. The Trail Blazers gained some ground in the 3rd, scoring 33 points against the Bulls 22. Going into the final quarter of the game, the Trail Blazers shortened the lead the Bulls had, and the score was 85-81 Bulls. In the final quarter, the Bulls struggled to make shots both inside and outside the arc. However, Zach LaVine was able to pull up with the ball on the arc and make his 6th 3-point shot of the night. The Bulls struggled to stay on top, scoring just 22 points in the 4th compared to the Trail Blazers, who scored 31 points. The Trail Blazers beat the Bulls 112 to 107.
Game Leaders were Zach LaVine, scoring of 30 points, along with Alex Caruso who handed out 9 assists and 10 rebounds. Alex Caruso was an all-around aggressive player, making 2 steals and 2 blocks. The Bulls made 47.0% of their collective shots along with making 44.8% of every 3-point shot.
The Bulls will be traveling to Denver to face the Nuggets Friday (11/19/2021) at 9:00pm CST.
Bulls Take Crushing Blow Against Trail Blazers