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Chicago Bulls finished 1-2 versus Los Angeles this week

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After winning in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 26, versus the Lakers, the Chicago Bulls would go on to lose back to back games against the Los Angeles Clippers and the Lakers in the same week.

Bulls center Nikola Vucevic finished with a team high 29 points and added 12 rebounds in their 121-110 loss to the Lakers on Wednesday, March 29, at the United Center.

Vucevic has reached minimums of 25 pts, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the 3rd game in 2022-23 and 7th game overall while with Chicago. Vucevic (7) ranks 4th all-time in Bulls history for games with at least 25/10/5 (M. Jordan-81, S. Pippen-35. A. Gilmore-27).

Bulls PR stated Vucevic had 15 points and 5 rebs in the 1st qtr versus the Lakers, becoming the 1st Bulls player since 2014-15 and 5th since 1996-97 (when play-by-play data was first tracked) with at least 15/5 in the opening frame of a game (P. Gasol, C. Boozer, D. Gooden, S. Pippen).

Final Score: Bulls 110, Lakers 121

TIP-INS Courtesy of the Associated Press:

Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell (right hip soreness) started after he was sidelined for the previous two games. He went 7 for 12 from the field.

Bulls: Andre Drummond missed the game because of personal reasons.

Up next, the Bulls will play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, March 31, on the road. Game time 6 p.m.

Sports Editor at Chicago Crusader Newspaper | + posts

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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