DeRozan and LaVine take the Bulls past the Hawks on Young’s return
DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points, Zach LaVine added 30 and the Chicago Bulls won their fourth straight game, beating the Atlanta Hawks 130-118 on the shorthanded Monday night.
Cam Reddish finished with 33 points and Trae Young, cleared of health and safety protocols around 90 minutes before the start, returned to the starting lineup and scored 29 for Atlanta in Game 1 of a home and away game. with the Bulls.
DeRozan had 14-20 on the pitch. LaVine, in his second return game after missing 15 days in protocols, scored 11 for 21, including 5 of 8 in a 3-point range. Nikola Vucevic got his 14th double-double with 24 points and 17 rebounds.
The Bulls improved to 21-10, second best in the Eastern Conference. They started the day with 10 games over 0.500 for the first time since January 2016.
WOOD WOLVES 108, CELTIC 103
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jaylen Nowell scored 29 points and Nathan Knight added 20 points and 11 rebounds, leading Minnesota shorthanded over Boston.
Jaden McDaniels scored 17 points and Malik Beasley added 15 points and eight rebounds for Wolves, who were playing without their five regular starters due to COVID-19 protocols.
Veteran center Greg Monroe, who signed a 10-day contract earlier today, tallied 11 points and nine rebounds in 25 minutes for the Wolves, who ended a two-game losing streak.
Jaylen Brown led Boston with 26 points. Payton Pritchard scored 22 points and Al Horford added 16 points and nine rebounds.
FRELONS 123, ROCKETS 99
CHARLOTTE, NC – Terry Rozier scored 27 points and made seven 3-pointers, and Charlotte routed Houston for her second straight win.
Kelly Oubre had 18 points, while LaMelo Ball and Jalen McDaniels had 16. Mason Plumlee finished with 15 points and nine rebounds for the Hornets, who have fallen above 0.500 this season.
Eric Gordon and Christian Wood each had 16 points for the Rockets, who have lost six of their last seven games. Houston played without starters Jae’Sean Tate and Garrison Matthews, and key backups KJ Martin and DJ Augustin due to NBA health and safety protocols.
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