April 18, 2024

Ayo Dosunmu scored 20 factors, DeMar DeRozan added 18 and the Chicago Bulls pounded the Memphis Grizzlies 125-96 on Saturday night time on the United Middle.

After falling behind, the Bulls made a 17-0 third-quarter run to tug away to their sixth win in eight video games, although Zach LaVine sat out due to a sprained proper ankle.

The 2-time All-Star was harm Thursday night time in a victory in Toronto, and coach Billy Donovan had no timetable for his return. LaVine additionally missed 17 video games due to irritation in his proper foot earlier than returning two weeks in the past, and the Bulls went 10-7 in his absence.

Coby White added 17 factors for the Bulls, Patrick Williams scored 15 and Andre Drummond had 15 factors and 10 rebounds.

Jaren Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies with 26 factors after scoring 36 factors Thursday. Luke Kennard and Vince Williams Jr. every had 14 factors.

Scotty Pippen Jr., enjoying within the enviornment the place his father’s No. 33 hangs from the rafters, had three factors in 5 minutes.

The Grizzlies — with three of their prime 4 scorers sidelined — misplaced for the fourth time in 5 video games. They’re 9-24 with out Ja Morant, who served a 25-game suspension from the NBA for off-the-court conduct to start out the season and suffered a season-ending shoulder damage. The Grizzlies had been 6-3 with him. Marcus Good (finger) and Desmond Bane (ankle) are out no less than one other month.