LOS ANGELES, California — Speaking from experience, Coach Luke Walton reminded his young Lakers team that 14 points aren’t much in the NBA, before they rallied back to defeat the Chicago Bulls 103-94 on Tuesday night.
“I was shocked we were only down 14 at the half, to be honest,” Walton said. “It was a learning opportunity for the guys to be down 20 and realize you don’t need hero shots. You just need to tighten down on what we are doing, and you can get back in the game.”
Rookie Kyle Kuzma had 22 points while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who signed an 1-year $18 million deal with the Lakers during free agency scored 11 of his 21 in the fourth quarter – as the and the Lakers roared back from a 19-point deficit in the second half for a 103-94 victory over the Bulls on Tuesday night.
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The Bulls went 13 for 45 (28.9 percent) from the field in the second half, including 4 of 22 on 3-pointers. Brandon Ingram had 17 points, five rebounds and five assists and Lonzo Ball, who had eight points, 13 rebounds and four assists.
Denzel Valentine scored 17 points and Antonio Blakeney added 15 for the ailing Bulls.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post