James, Lakers top Bulls to end skid

LeBron James threw down a reverse alley-oop off the backboard and it was beautiful

Those games will be like playoff games, if we want them to be.

The Chicago Bulls also enter here with a record of 19-49.

In their last matchup on January 15, the Lakers won 107-100.

Along with the roster itself, Woj focused on the fact that management is in full support of head coach Jim Boylen, who has helped improve the Bulls' overall toughness and team culture.

James played 33 minutes and showed no signs of letting up with the Lakers barely hanging on in the playoff race. "We were very in-tune with what we needed to do defensively and our second-unit guys came in with energy and effort", James said.

"You can't just put all the blame on LeBron, I think the Lakers got disconnected from what they was trying to do."

In their most recent game, a 107-120 loss to the Boston Celtics, James, and his former teammate, Kyrie Irving both scored 30 points each, but the Celtics outscored the Lakers by 16 points in the second and third quarters to build up a lead.

Julius Randle scored 23 points and Anthony Davis had 21 points and 12 rebounds. But what everyone will be talking about from this game was four points in particular, which came via two electric dunks.

PG: Kris Dunn SG: Zach LaVine SF: Otto Porter Jr.

The Bulls shot 8-for-12 from 3-point range in the first half and 11-for-27 for the game.

Collectively, the Bulls need to sport a hardnosed firmness, establishing a will to be physical and dogged at both ends of the floor.

"I would've assumed that we got hit with a lot of injuries".

The Bulls moved back out in front by eight points, but Los Angeles reeled them back in and scored the final 16 points of the third quarter to take a 98-84 lead into the fourth.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points to lead six Milwaukee scorers in double figures in a win at New Orleans. He's considered day-to-day. Ryan Arcidiacono drew the start on Sunday and there were more minutes for Wayne Selden and Shaq Harrison off the bench.

LaVine underwent an MRI yesterday that confirmed he had a patellar tendon strain. The Lakers played the past two games without Kyle Kuzma, who returned for the start of the five-game road trip.

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