Well, that was a weird game.
The Chicago Bulls somehow pulled out a victory tonight against the San Antonio Spurs with a final score of 110-109. In the midst of a pretty messy game, the Bulls were able to bounce back from an incredibly poor 3rd quarter (shocker, I know), outscoring the Spurs 35-24 in the final frame.
Watch the pretty wild comeback here:
The Bulls trailed 90-79 at the beginning of the 4th quarter. Here's how they came back to take the W: pic.twitter.com/3dDZ2X34DV
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 28, 2020
If you watch any of it, make sure to fast-forward to the last two possessions. LaVine drew the foul to take the lead at the free-throw line, and then the Bulls fouled DeMar DeRozan on the Spurs game-tying shot attempt. DeRozan missed the second shot, the put-back, and the Bulls won.
While Zach LaVine continued his heroic ways, tonight’s game truly felt like a team effort.
Zach LaVine has scored or assisted on 16 of the Bulls last 21 points.
— Jeff Mangurten (@JeffGurt) January 28, 2020
Seven Bulls scored in double figures, including all five of the Bulls starters. Denzel Valentine single-handedly kept the Bulls in the game down the stretch, scoring 16 points off the bench with 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. He finished the game with a team-high +19, and the next closest was Luke Kornet (who had 12 points and 9 rebounds) with a +12.
The win meant Boylen’s second victory over his former boss, Gregg Popovich.
As I said, this was one heck of a weird game … weird, but kind of fun.