Bulls vs. Lakers – Projected Lineups, Injury Report, How To Watch, More
Let’s finish the week strong. A 3-1 week sounds a whole lot better than 2-2 to me!
Chicago Bulls (35-38) at Los Angeles Lakers (37-37) – 2:30 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV) and 670 The Score (Radio)
Projected Starting Lineups
- Patrick Beverley
- Alex Caruso
- Zach LaVine
- DeMar DeRozan
- Nikola Vučević
Injury Report: Alex Caruso QUESTIONABLE (foot), Javonte Green OUT (knee)
Los Angeles Lakers
- D’Angelo Russell
- Austin Reaves
- Troy Brown Jr
- Jarred Vanderbilt
- Anthony Davis
Injury Report: Anthony Davis PROBABLE (foot), D’Angelo Russell QUESTIONABLE (hip), LeBron James QUESTIONABLE (foot)
The Bulls come into tonight’s game as 5.5-point underdogs against the Lakers at PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook and FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook. Click on either link to sign up and pick the Bulls to cover (… or pick the opposite …)!
What to Watch For
- Wasn’t it nice seeing the Bulls just go out in Portland and take care of business against a bad team drama free? The Blazers were missing just about everyone on Friday and after a meh 1st Quarter the Bulls did what they should and blew out the Blazers. The Lakers present a tougher test today, but LeBron and D’Angelo Russell are both banged up, so there’s an opportunity here for the Bulls. LeBron has gone from out, to doubtful, to questionable. Looks like he’ll test out his foot in warmups and go from there.
- LaVine went off in Portland to the tune of 33 points on 12-20 shooting and 6-9 from three. Another effort like that would be fantastic, please and thanks. It was nice to see the efficiency return for him and the three-point stroke heat back up. Zach played great being back “home” (he’s from Seattle and had a bunch of family at the game, so close enough), and it would be great to see the homecoming trend continue today with DeMar in Los Angeles. After missing Friday’s game with that tweaked quad, DeRozan isn’t even on the injury report today and will be in. He generally plays well against the Lakers averaging 22.1 PPG against them throughout his career.
- Coby White had himself a really nice game on Friday, as well. He dropped 19 points off the bench and went 4-5 from three-point range. Coby has done a really nice job this season in the second unit and has really grown as an all-around player. He’s better at handling the ball, he’s gotten more consistent as a shooter, and he’s really improved a lot defensively. Depending on how the offseason goes, he might be a guy that’s earning a chance to earn the starting PG nod next season.