Alex Caruso Threw it Off the Backboard for the Zach LaVine Slam!

The Chicago Bulls may have just had their highlight of the season.

In the middle of a much-needed run during the 3rd quarter, Alex Caruso poked away the ball before it ended up in DeMar DeRozan’s hands. The Bulls’ forward then chucked it ahead to a sprinting Caruso, who gathered it with Mitchell Robinson right on his tail. Instead of going for the contested layup, the Bulls’ savvy veteran threw it off the glass for a trailing Zach LaVine.

To no surprise, the Bulls’ max player left his feet for the emphatic jam.

The Bulls used the next few minutes to officially erase the Knicks’ 14-point advantage, even briefly taking the lead with a big Nikola Vucevic dunk. Since then, though, it’s been a back-and-forth affair, so let’s hope the Bulls have a couple more of these momentum-shifting plays in their back pocket.

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Elias Schuster is the Lead Chicago Bulls writer at Bleacher Nation. He started with BN full-time in 2019 immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a degree in Journalism (yes, he started with the Jim Boylen Era). Since joining, Elias has been the driving force behind Bulls and NBA content for both the site and social accounts. You can follow him on Twitter/X @Schuster_Elias.

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