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Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Warriors (9:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Odds, Game Thread

Chicago Bulls

The new crew needs a win.

Broadcast Info

Chicago Bulls at Golden State Warriors – 9:00 p.m. CT NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score (audio)

Chicago Bulls

Projected Starters:

1. Tomas Satoransky
2. Zach LaVine
3. Patrick Williams
4. Lauri Markkanen
5. Nikola Vucevic

Injury Report: Zach LaVine Probably (ankle), Lauri Markkanen PROBABLE (calf), Coby White OUT (neck)

Golden State Warriors

Projected Starters:

1. Stephen Curry
2. Kelly Oubre Jr.
3. Andrew Wiggins
4. James Wiseman
5. James Wiseman

Injury Report: Stephen Curry QUESTIONABLE (tailbone), Eric Paschall QUESTIONABLE (wrist), Klay Thompson OUT (Achillies)

Odds

The Bulls are +1.5 point underdogs for tonight’s matchup against the Warriors, according to the FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook (+102 ML), the PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook (+106 ML), and the DraftKings Illinois Sportsbook (+102 ML).

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What to Watch For …

•   Zach LaVine was playing on a banged-up ankle in the Bulls last matchup against the San Antonio Spurs … and you could tell. The Bulls All-Star only finished with 18 points, and he didn’t see more than 11 minutes of action in the second half. He appears to have every intention of taking the court again tonight, so let’s all hope he looks a bit more spry from the jump.

•   Speaking of which, we didn’t get to see much of the LaVine-Vucevic two-man game in the first outing. There is no question the two All-Stars have a very complimentary game, but it’s going to take some time to figure out chemistry and hierarchy. I don’t expect things to look perfect tonight, but I do expect to see a step in the right direction. After all, there isn’t that much time between now and the postseason (28 games).

•   Daniel Theis is expected to make his debut tonight. We all know the Bulls need some massive help limiting their opponent’s success in the paint, and I have to imagine Theis’ defensive presence will make an immediate difference tonight.

•   After Troy Brown Jr. exciting 14 minutes of action in his first game with the Bulls (8pts, 3ast), there shouldn’t be any reason we don’t see way more of him tonight.

•   For the first time in his NBA career … Coby White will miss a basketball game.

•   Meanwhile, it looks like Steph is a go …

Get Caught Up …



Author: Elias Schuster

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