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Bulls bounce back from 23 points down, earn comeback win over T-Wolves

CHICAGO BULLS vs Minnesota Timber Wolves at the United Center on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Chicago’s final score was 123 to 129.  (Photo by Marcus Robinson)

The Chicago Bulls overcame a 23 point lead and defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 129-123 in overtime on Tuesday, February 6, at the United Center. 

The Bulls were led by the dynamic duo of Coby White and DeMar DeRozan, who both scored 33 points in the team’s victory. Coach Billy Donovan said he was impressed with the team’s second half defensive effort (after being down big at halftime).

“In the second half we put together stops and tried to get the transition we needed,” said Donovan to the Crusader

According to Bulls PR, Chicago trailed by as many as 23 (51-74) points prior to the team’s comeback win over the T Wolves. The comeback margin tied the fifth-largest in team history since the play-by-play era began (1997-98). Chicago tallied a season-high 16 blocks (ties for the second-most in a game in team history), including three players with three-plus rejections. 

The Bulls outscored the T Wolves 36-23 in the third quarter, 32-23 in the fourth quarter and 14-8 in OT. The team used a 82-54 second half run to close out the game. 

Final Score: Bulls 129, T-Wolves 123 

With the victory, the Bulls improved to 24-27 on the season. The team will play their next game on Thursday, February 8, versus the Memphis Grizzlies on the road. Game time is 7 p.m. 

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Sports Editor at Chicago Crusader Newspaper

Joseph Phillips is the Sports Editor for the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He is a Chicago native, who has been a sports writer for over 17 years. He also hosts the SC Media News and Sports Network Q&A radio show on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago.

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