11/28 22:31 CST DeRozan scores 26, Bulls hand Jazz fifth straight loss
DeRozan scores 26, Bulls hand Jazz fifth straight loss
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) --- DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and six assists to lead the
Chicago Bulls to a 114-107 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
Zach Lavine added 20 points, six rebounds, and five assists for the Bulls.
Nikola Vucevic finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Lauri Markkanen scored 32 points for the Jazz. Kelly Olynyk added 23 points and
Collin Sexton chipped in 17. Utah lost its fifth straight.
DeRozan scored 12 points and assisted on three baskets in the third quarter. He
bookended a 10-0 run with a pair of free throws, giving the Bulls a 78-73 lead.
Chicago scored three straight baskets off steals to ignite an 8-0 run and
extend its lead to 94-82 early in the fourth quarter. Andre Drummond capped the
run with back-to-back baskets.
Chicago finished 22 of 25 from the free throw line.
Markkanen gave Utah an early spark on offense. He made nine of his first 10
shots and hit five 3-pointers before halftime.
Markkanen made back-to-back baskets that ignited a 10-0 and put the Jazz ahead
40-31 lead early in the second quarter. Utah eventually extended its lead to
49-38 behind another pair of baskets from the Finnish forward.
The Jazz closed within 102-99 on back-to-back baskets from Malik Beasley and
Olynyk but drew no closer. The Bulls held Utah to two field goals over the
final five minutes.
Bulls: DeRozan went 1 of 7 from the field in the first half. ... Chicago
outscored Utah 39-18 in bench points. ... The Bulls committed only seven
Jazz: Markkanen's 24 first-half points were a career high for points in a half.
... Utah went 6 of 15 from the free throw line.
Bulls: At Phoenix on Wednesday.
Jazz: Host the Clippers on Wednesday.
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