Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division102.8 (4th)103.1 (2nd)
Eastern Conference11th3rd
NBA23rd7th

Next Game

Tue, February 28, 8:00 PM EST
United Center
away team logo
at
home team logo
+145
Line
-164
110.6
PPG
102.8
46.2
FG %
44.2
76.0
FT %
79.7
37.0
3PT %
32.4

Schedule

Wed Feb 1
W 128 - 100at OKC
Recap
Fri Feb 3
L 121 - 117at HOU
Recap
Mon Feb 6
W 112 - 107at SAC
Recap
Wed Feb 8
L 123 - 92at GS
Recap
Fri Feb 10
L 115 - 97at PHO
Recap
Sun Feb 12
L 117 - 89at MIN
Recap
Tue Feb 14
W 105 - 94TOR
Recap
Thu Feb 16
W 104 - 103BOS
Recap
Fri Feb 24
W 128 - 121PHO
Recap
Sat Feb 25
W 117 - 99at CLE
Recap
8:00 pm EST
Tue Feb 28
DEN
8:00 pm EST
Thu Mar 2
GS
8:30 pm EST
Sat Mar 4
LAC
7:30 pm EST
Mon Mar 6
at DET
7:00 pm EST
Wed Mar 8
at ORL
8:00 pm EST
Fri Mar 10
HOU
3:30 pm EDT
Sun Mar 12
at BOS
7:00 pm EDT
Mon Mar 13
at CHA
8:00 pm EDT
Wed Mar 15
MEM
7:00 pm EDT
Fri Mar 17
at WAS

Standings

EAST
Central
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Cleveland27-741-17
Chicago20-1630-29
Indiana16-1930-29
Detroit16-1928-31
Milwaukee17-2226-32
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Bulls' Michael Carter-Williams: Sits out practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carter-Williams (knee) did not participate in Monday's practice, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.

Carter-Williams continues to deal with soreness in his knee, which kept him out of action Saturday in Cleveland. Considering he was unable to practice, Carter-Williams' availability for Tuesday's matchup with the Nuggets would appear to be in serious jeopardy. If he's held out, some combination of Jerian Grant, Cameron Payne and Rajon Rondo would absorb his minutes. Against Cleveland, Grant got the start and played 16 minutes, while Payne and Rondo played 12 and 25 minutes, respectively, off the bench.

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Bulls' Paul Zipser: Will not play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zipser (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune reports.

Zipser has missed the past six games with the ankle tendinitis, with Tuesday's absence officially marking his seventh straight. Denzel Valentine will continue to see additional minutes in Zipser's absence, with his next opportunity to return being Thursday against Golden State.

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Bulls' Joffrey Lauvergne: Plays two minutes in team debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauvergne failed to score (0-1 FG) and added one rebound in two minutes during Saturday's 117-99 win over the Cavaliers.

After he was acquired from the Thunder prior to the trade deadline Thursday, Lauvergne was unavailable for Friday's win over the Suns, but coach Fred Hoiberg opted to have the big man and newly-acquired point guard Cameron Payne make their Bulls debuts in the second half of the back-to-back set. Lauvergne only saw minutes in garbage time Saturday, but once he has a chance to log some practices with his new team, he could push power forwards Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic for playing time.

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Bulls' Bobby Portis: Modest showing in second straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Portis produced seven points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and one assist over 19 minutes in Saturday's 117-99 win over the Cavaliers.

The second-year big man drew his second straight start at the four, but was once again outpaced in minutes by Nikola Mirotic. Portis' playing time has been under 20 minutes in the first two games since the trade of former starting power forward Taj Gibson to Oklahoma City, so his presence on the first unit is clearly no guarantee of a notable uptick in opportunity for the time being. However, the former Razorback has certainly proven capable of strong returns in both scoring and rebounding in the past, so he remains a prudent grab off the wire at this stage of the season.

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Bulls' Denzel Valentine: Second straight solid effort Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valentine compiled 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-5 3Pt), two rebounds and two assists over 20 minutes in Saturday's 117-99 win over the Cavaliers.

With Doug McDermott now in Oklahoma City, the 2016 first-round pick appears to have a fairly clear path to playing time for the moment. Valentine parlayed his opportunity Saturday into his second straight double-digit scoring effort, and his long-range marksmanship was pivotal to his success once again. Valentine has now shot 61.5 percent (8-of-13) from behind the arc over the last two games, although it's notable that this level of success is atypical for him thus far in his rookie campaign. The Michigan State product had shot just 33.6 percent from the field and 33 percent from downtown over 33 games coming in to Saturday's contest, so expectations should be tempered until he can prove his hot hand isn't a temporary phenomenon.

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2016-17 Team Leaders
PPGJimmy Butler , SF24.3
RPGRobin Lopez , C6.8
APGRajon Rondo , PG6.5
FG%Robin Lopez , C49.4
FT%Jimmy Butler , SF86.7
3P%Jimmy Butler , SF34.6
BLOCKSRobin Lopez , C90
STEALSJimmy Butler , SF99
MPGJimmy Butler , SF36.8
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