The Los Angeles Lakers continued their road dominance against the Chicago Bulls. They pulled out a 101-90 win. The thing is that teams like the Bulls are feisty and can catch you moping. The Lakers defense sensationally held them to 33 points in the first half, a record-low since 2016 for an opponent.
Anthony Davis found his groove after giving himself a public chastising. In half one, he had 26 points and five rebounds before closing with 37, a season-high. AD had a nice homecoming on a short shift. LeBron James also had a light night with 17 points.
Their feet came off the gas a bit in the third quarter. The Bulls went on a 13-6 run to cut it to 77-59. They were able to hold the lead steady at 83-66 before getting a welcomed boost.
The reserves were tremendous tonight, especially in the fourth. They created distance and put the game away. The starters did not even play to close the game. They won the bench battle, 33-26. Montrezl Harrell and Talen Horton-Tucker both had 10 points to lead them. Kyle Kuzma, Alex Caruso and Wesley Matthews put up the undocumented stats. They made some great energy and defensive efforts.
The Lakers improve to 9-0 on the road and a league-best 13-4 on the year. They will be back in action on Monday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 PM PST/8 PM EST.