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Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Clippers (3:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bulls

Raise your hand if you plan to watch this instead of the Bears game! Nobody? Shocker.

Broadcast Info

Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Clippers (3:00 CT) on NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score (Audio)

Chicago Bulls

Projected Starters:

1. Coby White
2. Zach LaVine
3. Garrett Temple
4. Patrick Williams
5. Wendell Carter Jr.

Injury Report: Otto Porter DOUBTFUL (back spasms), Lauri Markkanen OUT (NBA Protocol), Tomas Satoransky OUT (NBA Protocol), Chandler Hutchison OUT (NBA Protocol), Ryan Arcidiacono OUT (NBA Protocol)

Los Angeles Clippers

Projected Starters:

1. Patrick Beverley
2. Paul George
3. Kawhi Leonard
4. Nicolas Batum
5. Serge Ibaka

Injury report: Jay Scrubb OUT (foot)

What to Watch For

•   Garrett Temple is about to have his hands full. With Otto Porter, Temple will likely be tasked with guarding Paul George and Kawhi Leonard at times throughout this afternoon’s game. He has played pretty damn well so far this season, but the Bulls will have to ask for even from on both ends to put together another surprisingly competitive game.

•   Porter’s absence also means someone has to take over his scoring load. While he struggled in the game before his injury, Porter has still been one of the Bulls more reliable and aggressive players on that end of the ball. Chicago will either need Denzel Valentine to put together an efficient night from the field or draw up even more work for rookie Patrick Williams, who has looked increasingly hungry to score over the last few games.

•   The Clippers have stunk at rebounding this season (30th in REB per game), whereas the Bulls have been passable (20th in REB per game). Can they take advantage of this disparity?

•   Coby White is in store for another tough matchup. Patrick Beverley has a strong reputation for giving even some of the best offensive players fits. White will have to be on his A-game if he plans to put together another strong offensive outing as well as continue his improved ball security.

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Author: Elias Schuster

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