NBA Today: Timberwolves swatted Chicago Bulls

NBA Today: Timberwolves swatted Chicago Bulls

Anthony Edwards recorded season-highs to help the Minnesota Timberwolves trampled the struggling Chicago Bulls 150-126. Follow for more NBA today news here!

Timberwolves put up their best games of the season so far by breaking the franchise record of 150 points as they demolished the Chicago Bulls – Anthony Edwards puts a fiery scoring night with double-double of 37 points and a career-high 11 assists while D’Angelo Russell registered 28 points and eight assists in a very convincing victory. On the other side, Demar DeRozan scored 29 points, four rebounds, and six assists for the Bulls in the losing effort, Nikola Vucevic contributed 23 points and Zach Lavine scored 22. The Bulls continued to struggle this season crashing to 11-18 record while Timberwolves improved to 15-15. You may visit us for upcoming updates, stories, and news related to the NBA mock draft here

The Chicago Bulls are now on a four-game losing skid while Minnesota won its second straight game and is currently sitting at 10th seed in the West while Bulls sits at 11th in East. The Timberwolves will next face Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. The Chicago Bulls will have a tough task facing the Miami Heat. 

“Confidence, right approach, seeing familiarity with our rotation and some things like that,” Russell said. “That just allows you to be confident and comfortable out there. Coach is allowing us to make things happen, trusting our group. It just gives you that energy and confidence that you want to have.”

Chicago lost its four in their sixth straight games and still without their perennial guard Lonzo Ball due to injury, and this is the Bulls fourth time allowing those huge scoring, the first was in 1982 against Detroit (152).

“It should be the ultimate lesson learned of what it’s like to let something slip, not being connected, not being one, not understanding what needs to be done collectively to help out each other,” DeMar DeRozan told reporters, who led Chicago with 29 points. “It’s embarrassing to give up that many points. Nothing against Minnesota, but it’s not like we’re playing against the 2016 Golden State Warriors.”

Lakers edged past Wizards 119-117

Lebron James scored 33 points to lift Los Angeles Lakers past Wizards and the substitute and temporary starting center Thomas Bryant recorded a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds as he scored the winning basket with 7.4 seconds remaining. 

Lonnie Walker IV registered 21 points who currently plays a huge role as the lethal scorer and a slasher for the Lakers. Dennis Schroder and Austin Reaves both contributed 12 points to give the Lakers 119-117 victory.

Kyle Kuzma had another great game with his own double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds but he missed the game-winning three-point shot. Bradley Beal is the leading scorer with 29 points, three assists, and two rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis also registered a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds to go along with five assists to provide an all-around performance for Wizards which fell to 11-20 record and 12th in the East lagging behind Chicago Bulls.

Despite the early criticism of the lack of shooting for the Lakers, the team scored 50 percent from the field and was 11 of 27 from 3-point territory. While the Wizards connected an abysmal 46.3% of their shots and 10 of 39 behind the arc. 

The Lakers blew their lead in the first half 66-52, Wizard made an impeccable rally that led to Kuzma, Kispert, and Barton scores consecutively to give their team an eight point advantage. However, King Lebron James scored six points during an 11-0 run which gave the Purple and Gold a 98-95 edge. The Wizards made another late rally before Bryant scored a two-pointer that sealed the victory for the Lakers. 

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