Zach LaVine had his best game as a member of the Chicago Bulls and he also showed off his incredible dunking skills against the Sacramento Kings Monday night.
Fans know the explosiveness that LaVine has, but the guard took it to another level in Sacramento. The two-time dunk champion posterized JaKarr Sampson and Bulls announcer Stacey King gave us another classic call.
Here it is, the poster dunk of the year.
🚨🚨 THIS! ON REPEAT! 🚨🚨 pic.twitter.com/8DhgfSTko6
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) February 6, 2018
The knees look just fine for LaVine, who’s coming off ACL surgery. He finished the game with a season-high 27 points, shooting 9-of-18 and 4-of-8 on 3-point attempts. He has scored at least 20 points in the last three games.
Unfortunately, or fortunately for lottery purposes. the 27-point performance by LaVine wasn’t enough, as the Kings overcame a 21-point deficit and won 104-98, scoring 95 points after the first quarter.
The Bulls are now 18-35, still with the sixth-worst record in the league, but they’re creeping closer to the very bottom. Following the loss, the Bulls are only two games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the worst overall record.
The Bulls could have gained a game on the Dallas Mavericks, but they blew a fourth quarter lead and lost 104-101 to the Los Angeles Clippers, who ended the game on a 13-0 run. The good news there is that the Clippers are getting closer to the New Orleans Pelicans for the No. 8 seed in the West. The Clippers are now half a game back of the eighth seed and as you know the Bulls have the Pelicans’ first-round pick, as long as it doesn’t fall in the top-five.
Keep on losing New Orleans! (But not too much)
Back to the Bulls. They’re 1-7 and currently on a seven-game losing streak since Kris Dunn’s concussion. Lauri Markkanen missed all three games of the road trip, but will be back for Friday’s game at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Still no word when Dunn will be back.
So, really aside from Dunn being out, the plan is working for the Bulls and they’re still talking about other moves before the trade deadline.