Zach LaVine carries Chicago Bulls past Washington Wizards

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LAVINE TURNS IT ONNot only did LaVine score 11 straight in the third quarter, but he secured the game with 33 seconds left with a three-point play.“We took the game over,” LaVine said. “We made some big stops. I think the main thing is that we’re learning how to win.”PLAYING TOGETHERLaVine, Markkanen and Kris Dunn started together for the first time this season.“We talked about it and I feel like we just got to keep working on doing our stuff and we’ll get better,” Markkanen said.STRANGE LINEUPSFour of the nine players Brooks used are in their first month with the team. They are forwards Trevor Ariza and Sam Dekker and guards Ron Baker and Chasson Randle.“You’re going to have some funky lineups,” Brooks said. “There are going to be some strange lineups until some people get back.”TIP-INS LaVine, who finished with 24 points, shot just three times in the first half, and turned aggressive in the second half, hitting three 3-pointers in a 2:45 stretch of the third quarter.“He didn’t panic, he wasn’t flustered and the game turned for him,” Boylen said. “He gave it to us the second half.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefWendell Carter, Jr. had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Lauri Markkanen added 14 points and 14 rebounds for Chicago, which scored 100 points for just the second time in 10 games.The Bulls have won three of four and are 5-7 since Boylen replaced Fred Hoiberg on Dec. 4. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening In Vegas or LA, UFC 232 is a dynamite show to fans, fighters Zach LaVine #8 celebrates scoring with teammate Kris Dunn #32 of the Chicago Bulls in the second half against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on December 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPWASHINGTON — Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylen knows that Zach LaVine can’t play as much he’d like due to a recent ankle injury.But LaVine made the most of his 29 minutes on Friday night, scoring 19 points in the second half, including 11 straight in the third quarter, in the Bulls’ 101-92 victory over the Washington Wizards.ADVERTISEMENT Bulls: G Brandon Sampson, who was signed to a two-way contract on Thursday, did not travel with the team. . F Bobby Portis was out for his fourth consecutive game with a sprained right ankle. When he suffered the injury, the team said he’d be out one-to-three weeks. Coach Jim Boylen said that he wouldn’t guess on a return. “We’re not going to rush him,” Boylen said. “Knowing Bobby he’ll be rushing himself.”Wizards: Wall missed his fourth game of the season. He was in the locker room before the game, but did not comment on his condition. . F Otto Porter missed his ninth straight game with a bruised right knee. Brooks said he was getting closer to a return. . F Markieff Morris was out with a neck injury.UP NEXT:Bulls: Visit the Raptors on SundayWizards: Host the Hornets on Saturday in their only back-to-back home games of the season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments MOST READ Bradley Beal led Washington with 34 points.The Wizards played without John Wall, who was sidelined with a sore left heel. Washington coach Scott Brooks said that he found out during the morning shootaround that Wall would be unable to play, and said he would see a specialist.The Wizards fell to 13-23. They’ve dropped nine of 11.Beal remains convinced that Washington can turn the season around, and he refuses to believe that with the team 10 games below .500, the season is too far gone.“I’ll never say that,” Beal said. “I’ll never think it. I’ll never believe it. My main objective is to make sure we get out of the hole and we will.”ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibidlast_img

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