Bulls vs. Lakers – Projected Lineups, Injury Report, How To Watch, More
Tough loss to the Clippers on Monday, as the Bulls seemingly ran into a hot-shooting team.
Let’s pick up another win over the Lakers tonight and get back on track.
Los Angeles Lakers (37-38) at Chicago Bulls (36-39) – 7:00 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: Javonte Green OUT (knee)
Los Angeles Lakers
- D’Angelo Russell
- Austin Reaves
- LeBron James
- Jarred Vanderbilt
- Anthony Davis
Injury Report: D’Angelo Russell GAME-TIME DECISION (hip), Anthony Davis PROBABLE (foot), LeBron James GAME-TIME DECISION (foot)
The Bulls come into tonight’s game as 3.5-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
- Sure, Monday’s loss to the Clippers was annoying, but it’s hard to be too frustrated by it. The Clippers shot 50 percent from three on 40 attempts and 59.3 percent from the field. The defense could have been a little tighter, but the Clippers also just wouldn’t miss a shot. When Nicolas Batum goes 8-10 from three, it’s just not your night. The Bulls didn’t play terribly as I said, though. They shot 53.7 percent from the field and just under 40 percent from three. I’d like to see even more than 23 attempts tonight!
- Looking at some individual performances, Zach LaVine was great again on Monday. He was 8-14 from the field, got to the free-throw line 9 times, and finished with 23 points. The only thing missing was him hitting from three, where he was just 0-2. Zach has been GREAT at taking the ball to the hoop lately. Like, one of the best in the NBA great! He’s going to need to do that again tonight, but also he needs to take more than 2 threes.
- Patrick Williams had a really nice night after sliding into the starting lineup for Alex Caruso. He finished with 16 points on 7-8 shooting and went 2-2 from three. Eli talked about how far along Coby White has come in his development, but Patrick Williams is quietly taking the next step in his growth too. More of this from the Paw, please.
- The Bulls cruised by the Lakers on Sunday 118-108. LeBron James made his return from injury but came off the bench. Three of their five starters are on the injury report, but all three probably play. That said, it’s an opportunity for the Bulls to take advantage of a banged-up Lakers team and a slowed-down LeBron. Here’s to Pat Bev hitting LeBron with the “too small” again tonight.