Thursday, December 08, 2022

DeRozan and the Bulls host the Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers (37-39, eighth in Western Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (44-32, Fifth in Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Thursday, 20:00 EDT

CONCLUSION: DeMar DeRozan and the Chicago Bulls tackle the Los Angeles Clippers. DeRozan is sixth in the league, scoring 27.7 points per game.

The Bulls are 26-10 in home games. Chicago is seventh in the Eastern Conference with 33.9 defensive rebounds per game led by Nikola Vucevic averaging 9.3.

The Clippers are 16-23 in road games. Los Angeles is 16-21 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The teams are playing for the second time this season. The Bulls won the final showdown 100-90 on November 15, with DeRozan scoring 35 points in the victory.

TOP ACHIEVERS: DeRozan averages 27.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and five assists for the Bulls. Zach LaVine has averaged 24.9 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.

Reggie Jackson scored 16.9 points per game with 3.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Clippers. Marcus Morris has averaged 14.2 points over the past 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 4-6, averaging 104.5 points, 38.8 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% off the field. Their opponents averaged 110.5 points per game.

Clippers: 3-7, averaging 106.0 points, 40.4 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. Their opponents averaged 114.3 points.

INJURY: Bulls: Lonzo Ball: out (knee).

Clippers: Norman Powell: out (tone), Kawhi Leonard: out (knee), Jason Preston: out (foot), Jay Scrubb: out for season (tone).


The Associated Press has created this story using data provided by Data Writing and data from Sports Radar.

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