Wednesday, November 30, 2016
LA Lakers Beat Chicago Bulls 96-90
The Los Angeles Lakers (9-10) were able to bounce back after losing to New Orleans Pelicans (105-88) last Tuesday, by beating the Chicago Bulls (10-6) Wednesday night at the United Center. They have already met last November 20, were the Bulls defeated the Lakers at Staples Center, 118-110, and Jimmy Butler posted a season-high 40 points.
Bull's Jimmy Butler led the game in scoring with 22 points on 4 for 18 shooting. The Lakers' Julius Randle pulled down 9 offensive rebounds and 11 defensive rebounds. Bulls Guard Rajon Rondo led the game in assists, with 6.
The Lakers are still struggling with injuries D’Angelo Russell has a busted knee, while Nick Young has a calf strain. This opens up much needed minutes to other guys to prove themself like Brandon Ingram who was put into the starting lineup, his third start of the season and Jose Calderon continues to get more time at the point guard spot. Nick Young is expected to be out 2-4 weeks with a strained calf muscle in his right leg.