Bulls Win Against Timberwolves in 4th Quarter Surge (Chicago, IL) — After the Bulls’ strong victory in North Carolina, they were back home to face the Timberwolves. The Bulls started strong with a wide variety of shots in the 1st quarter. The Bulls’ jump shots were extremely impressive, launching 5 mid-range pull up shots and making 4. The Bulls made 6 out of 6 shots in the paint and 2 out of 9 shots from outside the arc. The Bulls made up for their 3-point shots with their mid and close-range shots and by the end of the 1st, they scored 27 points. The Timberwolves also scored 27 points. In the 2nd quarter, the Bulls continued their aggression in the paint, making 8 out of 10 shots around the rim. The Timberwolves also found very good success at the rim and both teams were evenly matched. The Bulls made 3 out of 6 shots from the three-point line. The Bulls struggled to fight off the Timberwolves at the rim, and were barely able to hold the Timbs off by the half. The Bulls scored 33 points while the Timberwolves scored 32 points. The Bulls took a slight lead by the half with the score at 60-59.
At the Half
The Bulls took the court in the second half with aggression, carrying their momentum on through the game. The Bulls were able to find gaps in the Timberwolves’ defense and successfully made it to the rim 7 times for 5 shots in. The Bulls kept many of their shots for beyond the 3-point line. The Bulls made 5 out of 10 shots from outside the arc. The Bulls were able to slow down the Timberwolves from range, but they still managed to break through the Bulls defense to the rim. The Bulls and Timberwolves both scored 32 points by the end of the 3rd quarter. Going into the final quarter, the Bulls still had a slight lead over the Timberwolves with the score at 92 – 91. In the 4th quarter, the Bulls turned up the heat, missing only 5 shots in the whole quarter. The Bulls made 4 out of 6 shots from outside the arc and 6 out of 6 mid-range jump shots. The Bulls also proved to show no signs of fatigue, making it to the rim with maximum speed. The Bulls absolutely dominated the paint all while holding off the Timberwolves and only allowing them to shoot from deep range. The Bulls scored 42 points while holding the Timberwolves to 31 points. The Bulls took over the 4th quarter for the win against the Timberwolves. The final score was 134 – 122.
Game Leaders were DeMar DeRozan with 35 points along with Ayo Dosunmu, who handed out 10 assists and 3 steals. Nikola Vucevic was able to snag 8 rebounds while Tony Bradly was able to get 2 blocks. The Bulls made 63.2% of their collective shots and 45.2% of every 3-point shot.
The Bulls will face the Thunder tomorrow (2/12/2022) at 7:00pm CST at home.
Bulls Win Against Timberwolves in 4th Quarter Surge