I truly can’t believe what I just watched.
Zach LaVine just took the court after playing 38 minutes less than 24 hours ago and dropped THIRTY-NINE POINTS in the first half. Yes, you read that right. The Bulls first-time All-Star rattled off 25 consecutive points and shot 13-19 from the field and an absurd 7-9 from behind the arc.
According to Jeff Mangurten, this is a franchise record for points in the first half and just one point off from tying Jimmy Butler’s franchise record for points in any half.
His 39 points are also the most in a half by any NBA player this season and the most in any game since 2019.
The last player to score 39 points in any half was Jamal Crawford on April 9, 2019 (2nd half).
The last player to score more in a half was Devin Booker, who had 51 in the 2nd half against Boston on March 24, 2017 (70-point game).
— Jeff Mangurten (@JeffGurt) April 10, 2021
I mean, just look at all these crazy buckets …
ZACH LAVINE'S 1ST HALF🔥
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) April 10, 2021
(UPDATE 8:26): Here are the 2nd quarter highlights with our boys Adam Amin and Stacey King on the call …
This is just messed up 😱 🔥 pic.twitter.com/i7ESx8w4WE
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) April 10, 2021
We still have a whole half to go, people.