Little by little the Chicago Bulls are getting back to the level that had them as the Eastern Conference leader and despite having some absence they were guided by great performances from their three best players, DeMar DeRozan, Zach Lavine and Nikola Vucevic to beat the Charlotte Hornets as visitors by a score of 121-109 this Wednesday night.
The clash between the LaMelo brothers and Lonzo Ball was not possible because the Bulls player has been injured for some time, but his presence was not necessary for the victory of the “Windy City”.
Great show by DeMar DeRozan
The leading scorer of the game was DeRozan, who accumulated 36 pointsin addition to a great effectiveness by connecting 68.4% of his shots from the field (13 of 19).
Behind DeRozan’s great performance, there were 27 points from LaVinewho made half of the 10 three-point shots he attempted.
Vucevic was the perfect complement by registering a double-double with 18 points and 15 reboundsin addition to eight assists.
LaMelo Ball could not avoid sixth consecutive loss
The Hornets, whose owner is the legendary Michael Jordansix-time NBA champion with the Bulls, are going through a tough time in the season as they suffered their sixth loss in a row.
LaMelo Ball was the bright spot in the home team’s darkness, accumulating 33 points and nine rebounds.
Other outstanding scorers for the Hornets were Miles Bridges (22 points) Kelly Oubre Jr. (19 points) and Terry Rozier (16 points).
After this result, Chicago (34-21) moved into third place in the Eastern Conferenceone game behind the leader Miami Heat, while Charlotte (28-28) is in ninth place in the same classification.
What’s next for the Bulls and Hornets?
The Bulls’ next game is next Friday when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Hornets will return to the court that same day to visit the Detroit Pistons.