Now I understand that I’m a Bulls game recap behind and hopefully you’ll forgive me. I was lucky enough or I guess in this case unlucky enough to get the flu that has been going around my work. Since I am behind instead of doing the recap like I always do I’m just going to give the top players stats and since there’s a Bulls game tonight we’ll pick up where we left off tomorrow.
Doug McDermott came off the Bulls bench to play 33 minutes and post a career high 31 points. Taj Gibson had 18 points while Jimmy Butler added 16 points. Gibson and Butler also tied for the team lead in rebounds with 8 while Butler handed out a team high 6 assists. Michael Carter-Williams had 14 points and Robin Lopez scored 12 points for the Bulls.
Memphis was led by Mike Conley with 28 points. Conley also handed out a game high 8 assists. Marc Gasol posted a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds while JaMychal Green was the other Memphis starter scoring in double figures with 14 points. Zach Randolph had a double-double off the Grizzlies bench scoring 15 points and grabbing a game high 16 rebounds. Vince Carter added 10 pints off the Memphis bench.
With the win the Bulls got back to .500 at 21-21. Chicago will take the court tonight as they host the 13-27 Dallas Mavericks. With the loss the Grizzlies are 25-18 on the season. There next game is Wednesday night on the road against the 21-19 Washington Wizards.