Thursday, January 28, 2016
The Chicago Bulls play the LA Lakers later on this week. There are many things they need to know about the Lakers before playing them. D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson were both selecting for the rising stars challenge so they need to watch out for them for sure. The last time the Lakers played the Bulls they went into a double over time game. The Lakers ended up winning 123-118. The Lakers shot a season high of 50 shots, the Bulls will have to play tight defense if they want to win this one. Pau Gasol is pulling in 16 points and 11 rebounds per game so the Bulls will also have to get him off the glass to win. Jimmy Butler will help the Bulls pull off the win because he has been playing amazing, this is easily the best season of his career. Derrick Rose is struggling a little bit but he hopes to get back on track and he needs to if he wants to win this game. The Bulls defense is being pretty good this year as they make the opponent average 49% shooting which is pretty good. The Bulls need to play well to win against the Lakers and they are pretty confident they can.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
The Cavaliers continue their 4 game home streak when they face the Chicago Bulls later this evening. This is their second time playing each other and they will play 4 times this whole season. The Cavs have won 9 straight games and lead the Eastern conference with a 30-11 record. They played the Clippers Thursday night and won 115-102. The Cavs had 29 assists and shot 42 for 83 from the field. After winning Thursday night the Cavs have won 39 straight home games when they scored over 100 points. The Cavs shot 13 for 28 from the 3 point line Thursday, the 22nd time Cavs have hit 10 or more threes in a game this season. They are averaging 10.1 threes per game this season as well. Kevin Love scored 11 points and had 11 rebounds in the first half Thursday night. All five of the Cavs starters had double digit points Thursday night, James-22, Smith-22, Irving-21, Love-18, Mozgov-11. Chicago enters the game tonight having lost 3 of their last 4 games. The Bulls have gone 20.1% from the 3 point line and they're averaging 108.8 point per game over a recent 2-6 stretch.
Monday, January 18, 2016
John Wall, from the Washington Wizards, and Kevin Durant, from the Oklahoma City Thunder, were named players of the week for the week of January 11. John Wall led his team to 3-1 this week averaging 25 points, 9.8 assists, 6 rebounds, and 3.0 steals per game. Wall posted two point-assist double-doubles and recorded a seven-steal game. He tallied 28 points, eight assists and seven rebounds during a 118-104 win over the Indiana Pacers on January 15. Kevin Durant led his team to 4-0 this week. He is averaging 28 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. He logged a 30-point game and two point-rebound double-doubles for Oklahoma City. Which defeated the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat and recorded two wins over the Minnesota Timberwolves. On Jan. 13, Durant shot 9-of-14 from the field en route to a game-high 29 points and added 10 rebounds and four assists during a 108-89 win over the Mavericks.Both players led their teams to a pretty successful week in the NBA.