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Ball Scores 19 As Lakers Deal Bulls Eighth Straight Loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers were angry after the NBA’s worst team broke a long losing streak on their home floor. They weren’t about to let the league’s second-worst team do the same thing on Tuesday night. Ball scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half as the Lakers handed the Chicago Bulls their eighth straight loss with a 107-100 victory. It was just the fourth win in 11 games for Los Angeles since LeBron James was sidelined with a groin injury. “It was a must-win today, I knew I had to pick up whatever I could,” said Ball, who also had rebounds and six assists. “We were missing shots early but we got it together.” The game was close for the first 28 minutes before Los Angeles took control. It was tied at 48 with 9:24 remaining in the third quarter when the Lakers went on a 13-7 run, which included eight straight points at the start. Tyson Chandler scored the first two points before Ball scored 11 straight, including three 3-pointers. “He’s got a knack for hitting big shots. He’s not afraid to knock down a 3 when we needed it,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “What is great is seeing him more confident in getting to the rim. He can draw contact but still be able to finish.” Chicago got within 72-68 on a 3-pointer by Wayne Seldon, but the Lakers pulled away again with six straight points to end the third and start the fourth. Los Angeles’ lead grew to 94-76 with 4:26 remaining in the game before Chicago made a late flurry to get within 103-98 in the final minute. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who got just his fourth start of the season, scored 17 points while Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma scored 16 apiece. The Lakers erased the bitter taste of a 101-95 loss Sunday to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who ended a 12-game skid, and gained some confidence going into a three-game stretch where they face Oklahoma City, Houston and Golden State. “We’ve been losing and wanted to go out on the road with some momentum,” Ball said. Jabari Parker came off the bench to lead Chicago with 18 points and Lauri Markkanen added 17. “We have to play better basketball for more of the game. We played about 28 to 35 minutes of good basketball and had 12 minutes of not good basketball,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “We don’t have enough firepower to be able to turn it on and take over the game. We have to plow through it and get the lead and hold on to it.” Both teams struggled shooting from the floor in the first quarter, but the Lakers held a 19-18 lead, marking the first time in eight games they led after the first 12 minutes. Los Angeles held a 44-43 lead at halftime as the first half had 22 lead changes and five ties. TIP-INS Bulls: Chicago’s 8 of 28 from the field in the first quarter was its second-worst opening 12 minutes of the season. It was 8 of 29 in a Dec. 26 loss to Minnesota. … The Bulls were 7 of 17 on 3-pointers in the second half after going 2 of 14 in the first. Lakers: Kuzma also had 12 rebounds as he recorded his third double-double of the season. … The Lakers were 2 of 15 on 3-pointers in the first half but 6 of 11 in the second half, which included three from Ball. LINEUP CHANGE Walton changed his starting lineup, putting Tyson Chandler at center and Caldwell-Pope at guard while moving JaVale McGee and Josh Hart to the bench. Chandler, who got his third start, scored eight points and had three rebounds in 26 minutes. Walton was also pleased with Caldwell-Pope holding Zach LaVine to 10 points, including 4 of 11 from the field, as well as what McGee and Hart provided off the bench. “I’m sure there was some anger but they both engaged. You could tell by Josh’s defensive demeanor in the fourth that he was locked in,” Walton said. NUMBER OF NOTE The Lakers have won all four games since James’ injury when Ingram had six assists or more. He had seven against the Bulls. “It is a chance for me to get everyone involved and show another part of my game,” Ingram said. “With me getting in the lane the defense collapses and a lot of guys are open.” UP NEXT Bulls: Conclude their five-game road trip against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. Lakers: Travel to Oklahoma City on Thursday night for the second of three meetings against the Thunder.

Bulls Lose To Jazz 110-102

CHICAGO (AP)– Donovan Mitchell relishes a challenge. “When the odds are stacked against us, with our backs up against the wall, that’s when we play our best,” said Mitchell, who filled in at point guard again as Utah is still missing its top three at that position. Mitchell scored 34 points, his third straight game with more than 30, to help the Jazz pull away from the Chicago Bulls 110-102 on Saturday night. After struggling with his shot in the first few months of the season, the second-year guard has started making defenses pay for going under screens, but more than that he’s making quicker reads and making the most potent play.
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Chicago Bulls guard Chandler Hutchison (15) dunks against the Utah Jazz during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Chris Nicoll)

“If you start missing shots and then you just stop taking them, then the defense wins. We just continue to take good shots,” said Mitchell, who had 11 points in the fourth quarter. The Bulls trailed only 97-92 before Royce O’Neale and Joe Ingles hit back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 105-92 with 2:23 remaining. Ingles, who had 16 points, then waved goodbye as he backpedaled down the court, clinching Utah’s fifth win in its last six games. Zach LaVine scored 21 points and Lauri Markkanen added 16 for the Bulls, who dropped their seventh straight. “I think they made adjustments,” LaVine said. “Donovan did a good job of hitting some big-time shots. I think they got a lot of timely plays.” The Jazz played their second game without their top three point guards: Ricky Rubio, Dante Exum and Raul Neto. But that might only make Mitchell more effective as he has the ball in his hands more. He had six assists. “He’s given himself permission to attack,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said. “He felt like he could bust through and use his explosiveness … he’s done a really good job at that in transition on missed baskets and steals.” Rudy Gobert scored 15 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and had a career-high eight assists as the Bulls collapsed on the big Frenchman and didn’t allow him rolls to the hoop. Kyle Korver scored 16 points and passed Jason Terry to move into fourth place in NBA history with 2,284 3-pointers. Ray Allen, Reggie Miller and Stephen Curry top the list. “It means a lot. I’m grateful and I’m going to keep on shooting,” Korver said. Mitchell’s recent tear has corresponded with the Jazz finally rising above .500 and replicating last season’s remarkable second-half success as their schedule finally softened. “We don’t have a point guard right now but Donovan’s filling in great,” Korver said. “So to grind out a win on a back-to-back is really good for our team.” The Bulls pressured the Jazz defensively and drove the lane on Gobert without fear after losing 146-109 to Golden State on Friday. Unlike past losses when the Bulls’ effort could be questioned, Chicago played hard but shots stopped falling midway through the final quarter. “We talked about courage before the game after that difficult loss,” Chicago coach Jim Boylen said. “We battled from down 13. We didn’t fold. We competed.” The Bulls outscored the Jazz 54-32 in the paint as they tried again and again to get to the rim and ceded 3-point attempts on the other end, consistently going under every screen. Utah led 31-19 before Jabari Parker, who had only played one of the last 13 games, spurred a 16-2 run with seven points to give the Bulls a 35-33 edge. Chicago held the Jazz to 35 percent shooting and led at halftime 53-51. TIP-INS Bulls: Several media outlets reported that Boylen has restructured his deal, which will result in a pay increase and a partial guarantee for next season. … Robin Lopez and Wendell Carter each had technical fouls in the second half. … Six Bulls scored in double figures. Jazz: Jae Crowder went 1 for 13, continuing a slump that has him shooting 21 percent over his last five games. … The Jazz also were playing a back-to-back set but both were at home. … O’Neale tied a career high with 11 rebounds. SNYDER NOTCHES 200th WIN The Jazz players have never been shy about their respect for Snyder, who celebrated his 200th win with the Jazz. Since becoming the coach in 2014, he is 200-174. “He’s one of the best coaches in the NBA, not just as a coach but as a person and I think that’s what attracts us to him so much,” Mitchell said. “I wouldn’t want to play for anybody else.” Ingles added, “What Coach brings is passion for us getting better … he’s the best coach I’ve played for, by far. He gives us so much confidence to go out there and do what we need to do.” UP NEXT Bulls: Continue their five-game road trip at the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. Jazz: Finish their four-game homestand against Detroit on Monday. © 2019 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

Warriors Beat Bulls 146-109

CHICAGO (AP)– Stephen Curry joined some elite company on a list that he figures to top in the not-so-distant future.

Curry made five 3-pointers to move into third place all-time in NBA history behind Ray Allen and Reggie Miller, and the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Chicago Bulls 146-109 on Friday night in their most lopsided win of the season.

Curry moved past Jason Terry with back-to-back 3s early in the third quarter and ended a 28-point night with 2,285 3-pointers in his career, trailing only Allen (2,973) and Miller (2,560). Curry saved the game ball and hopes to get it autographed by Allen and Miller, players he called trendsetters when it comes to long-range shooting.

“Obviously I want to catch them and put together many more years at this pace,” Curry said. “But just knowing that those two guys are right in front of me, for sure. I respect the game and I respect what guys have done before and those two guys are guys I’ve looked up to.”

Curry already holds the single-season record of 402 made 3s in 2015-16 and has moved into third place despite playing in more than 600 fewer games than Allen and Miller. It figures to be only a matter of time before the 30-year-old Curry surpasses those two and takes the mark to a whole new level.

“We all know he’s going to break the record,” teammate Kevin Durant said. “He sets such a high standard and a high bar. It is cool, but he has another season or two until he gets to the No. 1 spot and then he’ll shatter that record, so I’ll wait for that.”

Curry wasn’t even the most dangerous long-range shooter on his own team in this game as Klay Thompson picked up where he left off on his record-setting night in Chicago earlier this season by making seven more 3-pointers and scoring 30 points.

Thompson set an NBA mark in the first meeting between the teams on Oct. 29 by hitting 14 3-pointers as part of a 52-point night while playing only the first three quarters. He made three from long range in the first 70 seconds of the rematch and the rout was on.

“That was incredible,” coach Steve Kerr said. “Unbelievable start for him. It was a great first quarter, obviously set the tone.”

The Warriors took a double-digit lead after just 2:19 and the Bulls never got the game back within single digits. Jonas Jerebko banked in a 3-pointer from beyond half court at the end of the first quarter to give Golden State a 43-17 lead that grew to 44 points in the third quarter.

Durant added 22 for the Warriors, his 15th straight game with at least 20 points.

Zach LaVine scored 29 points to lead the Bulls, who couldn’t overcome the poor start and lost their sixth straight game.

“I don’t know if we were watching them, in awe fearful,” coach Jim Boylen said. “I don’t know what it was. We talked about it and I thought we came out in the second quarter and played better. We did respond. But we were just following them around to start the game and that was a little bit too respectful. I am disappointed in that.”

TIP-INS

Bulls: Chicago had its largest first-quarter deficit in franchise history. … The Bulls allowed 18 3-pointers and made only nine. They have given up 103 more 3-pointers than they’ve made this season, the worst differential in the league. … G Kris Dunn finished with a minus-45 rating. … G Bobby Portis was on a 28-minute limit in his third game back from an ankle injury, but played less than 17 with the game out of hand early. He scored 16 points.

Warriors: The 26-point lead after the opening quarter was the biggest for the Warriors since they led Sacramento by 30 points on Nov. 2, 1991. … Thompson’s 21 3-pointers in two games vs. Chicago are tied for the most in one season against the Bulls with the 21 made by Antoine Walker in four games in 2001-02. … Thompson is averaging 27.7 points over his last six games.

UP NEXT

Bulls: Visit Utah on Saturday.

Warriors: Visit Dallas on Sunday.

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McCollum scores 24 points, Trail Blazers beat Bulls 124-112

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum had 24 points and the Portland Trail Blazers pulled away in the final quarter to send the Chicago Bulls to their fifth straight loss, 124-112 on Wednesday night. Jusuf Nurkic had 18 points and eight rebounds but got into foul trouble and came up just short of his fifth straight game with 20 or more points. Portland has won three straight and five of its last six games. Wendell Carter Jr. had 22 points to lead the Bulls in the first of a five-game road trip. After a tight first half, the Blazers led by as many as 11 points in the third quarter but the Bulls kept the margin from getting any wider until Meyers Leonard’s dunk put Portland up 106-94 with just under eight minutes left in the game. A pair of consecutive 3-pointers from McCollum and Seth Curry put the Blazers up 112-96 and Portland went on to lead by as many as 19 points down the remaining stretch. Bulls coach Jim Boylen said before the game that Bobby Portis would be on a 24-minute restriction. Portis returned Sunday from a sprained right ankle that kept him out of seven straight games. He finished with 15 points in 19 minutes against the Blazers. Portland was without Maurice Harkless, because of left knee soreness. Jake Layman started in his place. Harkless, who had surgery on the knee last March, has missed 14 games this season because of the knee. The Blazers held a 30-29 edge after a close first quarter but they began to pull away in the second, going up 41-35 after Nic Stauskas’ 3-pointer. Portland briefly extended the lead to 10 points and 54-45 but led 56-51 at halftime. CJ McCollum led the Blazers with 12 points at the break, while Zach LaVine had 12 for the Bulls. Nurkic was called for his fourth foul with 6:30 left in the third quarter and headed for the bench. Portland began to pull away late in the quarter, with Seth Curry’s 3-pointer putting the Blazers up 95-85. In his seven previous games, Nurkic he averaged 21.9 points and 11.9 rebounds. He had 20 points in Portland’s 111-101 victory over the Knicks on Monday. Damian Lillard finished with 16 points and 10 assists for his fifth double-double of the season. Chicago, which had six players in double figures, fell to the Nets 117-100 on Sunday before embarking on the five-game road trip. The last time the Bulls were in Portland, in January last year, McCollum had 50 points in a 124-108 Blazers’ victory. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Rose Returns To Chicago, Leads T-Wolves Over Bulls 119-94

CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose had 24 points and eight assists in just his second career game in the United Center against his former team, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points and 20 rebounds as the Timberwolves won their second straight on the road. Rose, the top pick in the 2008 draft, played his first seven seasons in Chicago and was named the NBA’s most valuable player in 2011. He had missed Minnesota’s previous game with a sore left ankle. Because of an assortment of injuries, this was just Rose’s fourth career game against the Bulls. He said he got 50 tickets for family and friends. Zach LaVine had 28 points in 26 minutes off the bench and Lauri Markkanen added 16 for Chicago, which had won two straight and three of five before Wednesday. LaVine had missed the previous five games with a sprained left ankle.
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – DECEMBER 26: Taj Gibson #67 of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots against Lauri Markkanen #24 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on December 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOT TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Both Rose and fellow former Bull Taj Gibson received loud ovations when they were announced during player introductions. Towns scored the game’s first basket, but it was Rose who set the tone early. He repeatedly attacked the basket — showing the form of earlier in his career before the rash of leg injuries — and had 10 points (5-for-8 shooting) and five assists in the first quarter as Minnesota took a 29-18 lead. The Timberwolves’ advantage was up to 60-37 at halftime. Rose had 19 points through three quarters as Minnesota took an 83-65 edge into the fourth. The Bulls pulled within 91-74, but Rose stopped the momentum with a jumper and Dario Saric added a 3-pointer on the next possession for a 96-74 lead with just over seven minutes remaining. Later in the fourth, the UC crowd started chanting, “MVP… MVP… MVP…” when Rose stepped to the foul line to complete a 3-point play. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Lauri Markkanen Scores 31 Points, Bulls Beat Cavs 112-92

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lauri Markkanen scored 31 points and the Chicago Bulls won consecutive games for the first time this season, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-92 on Sunday night. Markkanen had 14 points in the third quarter, including a four-point play late in the period that sparked an 18-5 run in the game between the teams that began the tied for last in the Eastern Conference.
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Chicago Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen (24) drives around Cleveland Cavaliers’ Larry Nance Jr. (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

The 6-foot-10 forward hit a 3-pointer from the left wing and made the free throw after being fouled by David Nwaba. Justin Holiday had a 3-pointer on the next possession, extending the lead to 84-72. Cleveland led 67-66 midway through the third period before Chicago took over. Markkanen scored a season-high 32 points Friday in a victory over Orlando. Kris Dunn added 17 points, and Holiday had 15 for Chicago. Larry Nance Jr. led Cleveland with 20 points, and Cedi Osman and Jordan Clarkson each had 17. Rookie point guard Collin Sexton was 3 of 16 from the field and scored six points. Cleveland has lost five of six.
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Chicago Bulls’ Chandler Hutchison (15) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jaron Blossomgame (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Nwaba fell awkwardly in the fourth quarter, and was down for several moments with an apparent left leg injury. He was helped to the locker room by his teammates and was unable to put much weight on his leg. Markkanen made 11 of 18 shots and had five 3-pointers. He hit two 3-pointers and had 10 points in the first five minutes of the third quarter. The Bulls are 4-6 under Jim Boylen. He took over when Fred Hoiberg was fired Dec. 3. STILL ON THE BENCH Jabari Parker, who was taken out of the Bulls’ regular rotation last week, didn’t play for the fifth straight game. Boylen said the 6-foot-8 forward was available after dealing with a stomach illness that caused him to miss two games. “He needs to lock into practicing hard, playing hard and honoring the values of the team, which I have set forth for the team,” Boylen said. “Every day is an opportunity to do that. Every guy has to do that, just not him.” Parker is averaging 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds in 29 games. TIP-INS Bulls: Holiday hit a 3-pointer less than two minutes into the game. His franchise-record of making a 3-pointer in 43 straight games ended Friday. … G Cameron Payne (strained right calf) missed his second straight game. … Boylen said G Zack LaVine, who missed his fifth straight game with a sprained left ankle is showing improvement every day and could return soon. Cavaliers: Sexton was knocked to the floor driving to the basket in the second quarter, but remained in the game … Drew has taken to calling an early timeout when his team shows a lack of effort on rhe defensive end. Chicago scored on its first four possessions, and Drew called time with 10:06 remaining in the first quarter. UP NEXT Bulls: Host Minnesota on Wednesday. Cavaliers: At Memphis on Wednesday. © 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

Thunder Takes Down Bulls 121-96

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the final five minutes of the first half and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled to a 121-96 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. George’s scoring outburst came in the final 4:47 of the second quarter as Oklahoma City outscored the Bulls 23-7 and built a 64-44 lead by the break. He scored just one point in the second half. Russell Westbrook had 13 points, 16 rebounds and 11 steals for his 111th career triple-double. Steven Adams added 19 points and Dennis Schroder scored 18 for the Thunder. Lauri Markkanen and Bobby Portis had 16 points apiece to lead Chicago. Markkanen adding 15 rebounds. Westbrook secured the triple-double by threading a pass in the lane to a driving Hamidou Diallo, who finished with a reverse layup as he was knocked to the court and fouled with just over six minutes remaining. The Thunder sped into the lead with a 21-3 run that erased a 15-10 deficit. But the Bulls quickly reeled off a 19-8 run of their own and closed the gap to two points. From there, the Thunder took control, building a comfortable lead thanks to George’s 6-for-6 shooting to close to the half. The game was halted for several minutes with 4:27 left in the second quarter after a melee broke out near the Thunder bench when Chicago’s Cameron Payne fouled Terrance Ferguson and, nearly simultaneously, Westbrook and Kris Dunn exchanged pushes. Eventually the shoving matches spilled into the front row between the bench and the scorer’s table, with Robin Lopez and Jerami Grant locking up. Eventually, Westbrook and Grant were assessed technical fouls for Oklahoma City, while Dunn and Lopez were whistled for technicals for the Bulls. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Celtics Race Past Bulls 133-77

CHICAGO (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 23 points off the bench, Daniel Theis added a career-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics routed the Chicago Bulls 133-77 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. The 56-point margin of victory was the largest in franchise history, surpassing a 51-point win (153-102) over the Philadelphia Warriors on March 7, 1962.
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – DECEMBER 08: Chandler Hutchison #15 of the Chicago Bulls shoots over Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics at United Center on December 08, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jayson Tatum had 18 points and Terry Rozier added 15 as the Celtics used a 17-0 start and a balanced attack to roll their second straight lopsided win after beating New York 128-100 on Thursday. The Celtics (15-10) have outscored opponents an average of 126.2 to 97.6 during their five-game run. The 56-point loss was the worst in Bulls’ history, eclipsing a 53-point (127-74) defeat at Minnesota on Nov. 8, 2001. Shaquille Harrison came off the bench to score a career-high 20 points for the Chicago, which has lost eight of nine. Zach LaVine had 11 for the Bulls (6-21), whose previous worst loss this season was by 39 points (122-83) to Toronto on Nov. 17. The Celtics took charge early, racing ahead 17-0 as they shot 8 for 11 from the floor at the start. Boston led 35-17 after one quarter as it shot 60.9 percent, and led 64-43 at the half thanks to 52.4-percent shooting.
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – DECEMBER 08: Lauri Markkanen #24 of the Chicago Bulls tries to get past Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics at United Center on December 08, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

For the game, the Celtics outshot Chicago 53.8 percent to 38.3 percent. The scoring in Boston’ first-half outburst was evenly distributed. Morris led with 12 points, while Tatum, Theis and Terry Rozier each had 10. The Celtics’ biggest lead in the first half was 22 points and Chicago never got closer than 13. Chicago missed its first 12 field goal attempts, prompting coach Jim Boylen to pull all five starters 4:45 in. The Bulls didn’t score until Jabari Parker hit a pair of free throws 6:18 in — raising a derisive cheer from the United Center crowd. Chicago didn’t get its first basket until Robin Lopez sank a turnaround hook 36 seconds later. The Celtics kept the pressure on, outscoring Chicago 69-34 in the second half. The Bulls fell flat after beating Oklahoma City 114-112 on Friday night on Lauri Markkanen’s layup in the closing seconds, giving Boylen his first win as an NBA head coach. A longtime NBA assistant, Boylen took over Monday when Fred Hoiberg was fired following a 5-19 start. The Bulls lost at Indiana the following night in Boylen’s debut.
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – DECEMBER 08: Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls puts up a shot against the Boston Celtics at United Center on December 08, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

TIP-INS Celtics: Forward/center Al Horford missed the game with a sore left knee after recording 19 points and 12 rebounds against New York on Thursday. . Forward/center Aron Baynes (sprained left ankle) also sat out. He limped off the court late in the last two minutes of the first quarter on Thursday versus the Knicks. . Forward Guerschon Yabusele had to be helped off the court midway through the fourth quarter after landing awkwardly. Bulls: Coach Jim Boylen still isn’t sure when guard Kris Dunn (sprained left MCL) and forward Bobby Portis (sprained right MCL) will return. “Long-term health is what we’re about,” Boylen said. “We expect them back soon, any day, but not today. We’ll re-evaluate tomorrow.” . A longtime NBA assistant, Boylen said he’s very close to Hoiberg and said feelings are still “really raw” following the firing of his former boss. Boylen shook off questions about whether Hoiberg “lost the locker room.” ”I approach the locker room different than Fred,” Boylen said. “It doesn’t mean better, worse or whatever. We’re different people.” GOT MILK? Boylen said he celebrated his first victory as an NBA head coach on Friday night at home with his family. “We had a bowl of cereal with my kids and watched the ‘Family Feud,'” he said. UP NEXT Celtics: Host New Orleans on Monday. Bulls: Host Sacramento on Monday. © 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

Escaped Bulls Fight Each Other In Fremont Neighborhood

FREMONT (CBS SF) – People in a Fremont residential neighborhood had an unusual sight Tuesday – two belligerent bovines in a head-butting contest on their block.  And that’s no bull. Actually, there were two bulls jousting on the 200 block of Castro Lane around 9:33 a.m., residents told police. Apparently, they were conducting themselves in accordance with the cliché about the bull in a china shop, according to what residents reported. “They were fighting in the middle of a residential street, hitting cars and kicking over fences,” said Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques. “They knocked over some planter boxes in a yard.”
Two bulls spotted on Castro Lane in Fremont on June 5, 2018. (Fremont Police Department)

Two bulls spotted on Castro Lane in Fremont on June 5, 2018. (Fremont Police Department)

The spokeswoman explained that it’s not so surprising that two bulls showed up in a Fremont residential neighborhood. “Along the Fremont hills, we have quite a bit of ranch property still, so it’s not completely unusual that every once in a while we get a call regarding livestock,” Bosques said. “We get calls about horses and goats probably once a year.” An animal services officer and a community service officer responded to the area, along with the owners, who police have not identified.  At first, they were unsuccessful in shooing the misbehaving animals back home, Bosques said, and patrol officers were called in. While the group was discussing what to do, the owners’ sons showed up and got the bulls to trot back home, according to Bosques. The bulls’ owners were cited for around $100 “and they will be responsible for making repairs and paying for damage to the property owners,” Bosques said. Neighborhood residents could not be reached for an interview, but it’s probably safe to say they’re relieved that now there’s no more bull on their block. © Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.