New lightning: The Bulls will not earn 46 points for a quarter very often.
In fact, given that the production marks the highest quarter of the season and is related to the fifth highest in the history of the franchise, the third quarter on Monday, which came during the methodical launch of the Rockets from 120-100, is one for books.
He’s also for the movie theater – and he’s iconic for the way this boisterous Bulls team plays. Selfless thinking. Strong, purposeful cutting. A heady passage. Squat shooting.
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Keep in mind that this is Young’s 14th season.
The Bulls shot 19-for-25 during the period, including 7-for-9 beyond the arc. They released 10 assists. All seven players who recorded minutes scored and all but Wendell Carter Jr. recorded at least one assist.
Here’s everything you need to know about the depth and balance of Bulls’ heels: Kobe White, who led the Bulls with 24 points and also had 10 rebounds, scored just two points in the period and played less than Tomasz Satoranski. That’s because White went out into the locker room to turn to the bloody nose — he also hit his head on the basket stand, but then said he was fine — and coach Billy Donovan was rolling with the hot block.
“It is crazy. I think Zack (LaVine) had about (seven) points at halftime and I came back in about two or three minutes and when I came back I saw Zack being 20, “White said, laughing. So I asked Wendel, “What happened? “He said, ‘Bru, he went on with 14-0.’ And I was like “Dang”.
“I’ve been saying this since the beginning of the year: Everyone has only one common goal and that is to win. That’s all we’re really interested in as a team. We really don’t care who comes down. We know that Zack will go there and take his 30. That’s him. But other than that, we don’t really care, man, as long as we win the games. It’s fun to play with everyone. “
LaVine didn’t actually go 14-0. But he scored 11 points in 1 minute, 29 seconds and 14 in the period when shooting 5 for 5, including three 3-points.
Apparently LaVine has this ability to score in piles. But his approach to the night – the beginning of a defense reading in which he included the creation of teammates, followed by point explosions – is more evidence of his growth and the potential for this violation.
For example, coach Billy Donovan constantly talks about cutting to create better shots for his teammates. When a rare possession sank, LaVine abruptly cut off from the point and Young, who was a revelation this season, hit him with a pass for a sightless absence.
“You have a team that is ready to play for each other,” Young said. “It’s like the same thing when I was in Indy. We played for each other. We always tried to have over 30 assists in the game and everyone just played for each other. This look gives me the same mood and the same feeling. The boys are locked up and we all play for each other.
“We understand who our main boys are, but we also understand that there are four other boys who are around the man with the basketball. That’s why we all try to move, cut and read for each other and try to make the game as easy as possible. And I think that was it. The coaches forced us to keep opening shots and play really good basketball, and we did. “
The Bulls also benefited from better ball security this month. They made only 12 turns against Houston. And like any good coach, Donovan stressed that even this low number can be smaller.
Donovan also jokingly said he did not want to talk too much about the improved security of bulls with bulls, a huge problem earlier this season so as not to irritate him. But here’s the thing: If these numbers stay down, the already well-oiled violation runs even smoother.
So, no, 46-point quarters aren’t going to happen all the time. But the Bulls, who finished with 24 assists, barely missed their 20syou game with at least 25. They put six scorers with two-digit numbers, which they did constantly.
There are many things to like.
“Progress has been made with our group,” Donovan said. “I think we are trying to play the right way. This is a very selfless team and a team for extra passing and a group that is ready to pass the ball. “
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