Enhanced Box Score: Hawks 123, Bulls 122 – December 11, 2022

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Enhanced Box Score: Hawks 123, Bulls 122 – December 11, 2022

Chicago Bulls

I don’t even know what to say right now.

On one hand, the Bulls played decently well for the backend of a back-to-back. The whole team fought hard to keep themselves in the game and actually made some big shots in the clutch. They regained their first lead since the 2nd quarter with 3:32 to go and had a chance to ice things at free throw line twice. It was a strong display of resilience.

On the other hand, they didn’t ice things. Derrick Jones Jr. missed a game-winning free throw to send things to OT. Then, after DeMar DeRozan knocked down three free throws to take the lead with .5 seconds left, the Bulls’ defense let rookie AJ Griffin back-cut them for the game-winning layup.

It was just brutal:

While I know there are always a handful of drunk games during the season, I’ve said before that this isn’t the year where I’m letting the team off the hook. This is supposed to be the season where the Bulls pull off these kinds of wins, yet they have now added another clutch loss to their resume and move to 11-15.

Also, as well positioned as this team was to pull off their first three-game winning streak of the season, you can’t expect to win when you turn the ball over 18 times and shoot 7-27 from downtown. Simple as that.

Anyway, more tomorrow. I need to process this chaos.

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Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.