CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Vucevic scored 18 capabilities and matched a season excessive with 16 rebounds, Coby White and Thaddeus Young scored 18 apiece, and the Chicago Bulls beat the struggling Charlotte Hornets 108-91 on Thursday night.
The Bulls built a 14-point halftime lead and assign this one out of attain within the third quarter on the technique to their third soak up four video games. They are 6-10 since a shakeup on the bogus closing date that landed Vucevic from Orlando.
Held to a season-low nine capabilities in a lopsided loss at Cleveland the earlier night, the 2-time All-Massive title heart asserted himself in a broad system. He shot 8 of 13 and had six assists.
White hit four 3-pointers, and Young was 8 of 10 from the discipline.
Devonte’ Graham led Charlotte with 16 capabilities. Miles Bridges scored 13 as the Hornets lost for the sixth time in seven video games.
The Bulls bought off to a bigger birth this time after falling into a broad gap early on Cavaliers and grabbed a 58-44 halftime lead.
They scored the sport’s first 10 capabilities, with Vucevic hitting a jumper and a 3, and the final six of the 2nd quarter, a layup by the big man bumping the lead to 14.
It was 65-56 within the third when the Bulls went on a 13-0 flee. A layup by Vucevic and two free throws by Daniel Theis made it 78-56 with 4: 16 left within the quarter.
Hornets: After making an strive correct eight free throws in Tuesday’s loss at Contemporary York, the Hornets made 13 of 17. … G LaMelo Ball stays sidelined since fracturing his correct wrist March 20 in opposition to the Los Angeles Clippers. The No. 3 overall soak up last 365 days’s draft, he was among the many main candidates for Rookie of the 365 days honors sooner than the injury. … G Malik Monk (sprained correct ankle) overlooked his 11th sport in a row, while F Gordon Hayward (sprained correct foot) overlooked his 10th straight.
Bulls: All-Massive title Zach LaVine overlooked his fifth sport in a row thanks to the league’s health and security protocols, and coach Billy Donovan had no timetable on his return. The NBA’s sixth-main scorer, he has now no longer played since April 14. … F Troy Brown Jr. had an MRI on his sprained left ankle and desires the swelling to head down sooner than he returns. He overlooked his 2nd consecutive sport, and Donovan wasn’t obvious if he shall be accessible at Miami on Saturday.
Hornets: Host Cleveland on Friday.
Bulls: Focus on with Miami on Saturday.
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