What. A. Mess. Even more than usual!
The Chicago Bulls welcomed in an Indiana Pacers team that was down two All-Star-caliber players in Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis. How did they respond? Dropping the game in double-digit fashion for their sixth-straight loss.
Zach LaVine and Coby White looked like the only two players who were able to contribute on the court tonight. The rookie scored 23 points off the bench and had a noticeable green-light to shoot from the beginning (FG 8-17, 3PT 5-9). Meanwhile, Zach LaVine went on a ridiculous streak where he scored 20-straight points for the Bulls.
Yes, you read that right.
Zach LaVine scored 20-straight points for the Bulls 🔥
Finished the game with 43 PTS on 8-13 3-PT pic.twitter.com/rQq05J7vMb
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 11, 2020
LaVine finished with 43 points, but like most nights, it still wasn’t enough to give the Bulls a victory. If one thing is for sure, LaVine is playing like an All-Star, While the lack of Bulls victories may have been a reason to keep him out of the game last year, he’s deserving of it this time around. Unlike last season, it truly does feel like LaVine is doing everything he can to win these games for Chicago, but unfortunately, he can’t fight off the losing wrath of his head coach.
The losing continues, and there is nothing we or LaVine can do about it.
At 13-26, #Bulls have a .333 winning percentage in a season in which they proclaimed the playoffs as a goal.
Bulls went 27-55 for a .329 winning percentage in the first year of the rebuild when they were tanking.
— Cody Westerlund (@CodyWesterlund) January 11, 2020
Also, by the way, losing Wendell Carter Jr. is a massively big deal.
How much does Wendell Carter Jr. mean to this team?
This much: https://t.co/jLKY5rApkD
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) January 11, 2020
The Bulls have a chance to bounce right back (if you can call it that) against the Pistons tomorrow night.