LaVine scored 23 points (7-16 FG, 5-7 3PT, 4-7 FT) to go with three rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes during Thursday's 116-115 loss to Philadelphia.
For the most part, LaVine relied on the three ball to tally his 23 points Thursday. Sinking a season five three-pointers, the guard is now shooting at a career-high pace of 40.3 percent from beyond the arc in 15 games played. LaVine. who is averaging 22.5 points in his last seven games, appears to be recovered from the torn ACL that kept him out for most of the season. The last hurdle that remains for LaVine is the ability to play in back-to-back games. It has yet to be determined if he will be available to play in any remaining back-to-back scenarios. Until then, LaVine continues to provide an abundant amount of offense for Chicago.
LaVine may get medical clearance to play back-to-backs, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
According to the Bulls' President of Basketball Operations, John Paxson, the team will talk to doctors regarding LaVine's availability on back-to-backs. That said, with the team having just four back-to-back sets the remainder of the season and well out of playoff contention, it wouldn't be surprising if the guard was held out of back-to-backs even if he gets official medical clearance.
LaVine scored 11 points (5-17 FG, 1-4 3PT) to go with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 122-98 loss to Toronto.
Aside from his 11 points Wednesday, LaVine enters the all-star break with 16.9 points through 14 games played. Averaging 22.5 points in his last six games. the guard has been building momentum as a scorer. In the final month-plus of the season, LaVine will look to continue his solid start to his season. At this point, he has shown to be a solid, leading option in the Chicago offense moving forward.
LaVine scored 18 points (7-16 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding seven rebounds, five assists and a steal in 33 minutes during Monday's 105-101 win over the Magic.
Orlando put together a furious comeback in the fourth quarter, but LaVine snuffed it out by scoring the Bulls' final four points -- including a massive dunk with 12.4 seconds left on the clock after he stole a Jonathan Simmons inbound pass. While LaVine isn't yet cleared to play in back-to-back games as he makes his way back from knee surgery, the 22-year-old has looked like he's in peak condition when he's been in the lineup, averaging 24.8 points, 4.8 boards, 2.8 assists, 2.6 three-pointers and 1.4 steals in 30.0 minutes over his last five starts.
LaVine will start at shooting guard for Monday's game against the Magic, Cody Westerlund of CBS Chicago reports.
LaVine got the night off for rest on Saturday against the Wizards, but as expected, will rejoin the lineup Monday. He'll start as usual and should be in line for a full workload. With LaVine back in the lineup, look for Denzel Valentine to head back to the bench and see a decreased workload. David Nwaba could also lose some minutes.
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