Bulls vs. Clippers – Projected Lineups, Injury Report, How To Watch, More
It’s the Russell Westbrook Bowl! Let’s go for two wins in a row in Los Angeles.
Chicago Bulls (36-38) at Los Angeles Clippers (39-36) – 9:30 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 Clippers
- Russell Westbrook
- Eric Gordon
- Kawhi Leonard
- Nicolas Batum
- Ivica Zubac
Injury Report: Kawhi Leonard PROBABLE (face), Marcus Morris Sr OUT (illness), Brandon Boston Jr OUT (lower body)
The Bulls come into tonight’s game as 4.5-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
- Can we call tonight the Russell Westbrook revenge game? Or would it be the Bulls revenge game? Whatever, it’s a working title. But tonight is the first time the Bulls will see Russell Westbrook since he chose the Clippers on the buyout market over the Bulls. And honestly, the decision has worked out wonderfully for the Bulls. Russ said no, Patrick Beverley signs here, and since that point, the Bulls have taken off and played their best basketball of the season. The Bulls are 10-5 since the Patrick Beverley signing, and the team has taken on new life. The Bulls are still a flawed team and aren’t likely to make a deep playoff run, but this team has been so much more competitive and fun to watch since the Beverely addition.
- Shoutout to Eli for running the numbers, but Coby White has been on fire over his last 5 games. He’s averaging 16.0 PPG, 5.2 APG, 3.4 RPG, and 1.0 STL with a 51.7 FG% while shooting 15-31 from beyond the arc. He’s been exactly what the Bulls have needed off the bench to drive the second unit, and he’s taken himself from “guy who the Bulls let walk” in the offseason to “we have to sign this guy” in the summer. He’s been a massive part of the Bulls turnaround, and not just because of his offense. Defensively he’s shown signs of development, and in terms of running the offense for the second unit, he’s made the group around him on the floor better.
- Zach LaVine is still doing extraordinary things. After a pair of “meh” games against the Sixers, he bounced back in a big way out west in Portland and Los Angeles. He went off for 33 & 32 points in those games while shooting 64.1% from the field and 57.1% from three. It’s no coincidence that the Bulls have gone on this run while Zach has been playing his best basketball.
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