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The Chicago Bulls won their third game in a row with a 128-104 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, February 6, at the United Center.
The Bulls earned their 26th victory of the season on the back of center Nikola Vucevic double-double, who scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds on Monday night. Vucevic also received help from his teammate Andre Drummond, who also added a double-double with 21 points and 15 rebounds.
The Bulls outscored the Spurs 74-58 in the paint.
“I love the support,” said Andre Drummond via the Associated Press. “Chicago has been great to me. The fanbase has been awesome. Very supportive of me being here.”
Vucevic and Drummond combined for 43 points and 27 rebounds versus the Spurs. The Bulls won the first quarter 39-28, lost the second quarter 31-23, won the third quarter 28-26 and finished the fourth quarter 38-19.
Final Score: Bulls 128, Spurs 104
TIP-INS (Courtesy of the Associated Press)
According to the Associated Press, the Spurs have won four of the last five against Chicago.Forward Jeremy Sochan (sore lower back) and guard Tre Jones (sore left foot) missed their second consecutive game.
For the Bulls, the team’s 39 first-quarter points were one shy of their season high. Up next, the Bulls will play the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, February 7, on the road. Game time 7 p.m. For more information on the Bulls versus Grizzlies game, please visit our website at chicagocrusader.com.
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.