LeBron's triple-double rallies
Lakers past Bulls
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[November 06, 2019]
LeBron James registered a
triple-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, and the
Los Angeles Lakers stormed back from a 19-point second-half deficit
for a 118-112 win over the host Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.
Quinn Cook added 17 points off the bench for Los Angeles, which won
its sixth game in a row. Anthony Davis finished with 15 points,
seven rebounds and three blocked shots in his return to his
The Lakers outscored the Bulls 38-19 during the fourth quarter.
Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 26 points on 9-for-18 shooting,
adding seven rebounds and seven assists. Otto Porter Jr. and Coby
White had 18 points apiece, and Wendell Carter Jr. posted a
double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Cook drained a 3-pointer from near the left corner to wipe out the
huge second-half deficit as part of a 16-0 run that put the Lakers
on top 96-93 with 8:12 to go in the fourth quarter.
Less than three minutes later, Los Angeles increased its lead to
104-97 on yet another 3-pointer from Cook. James assisted on the
play, which prompted a full timeout from Bulls coach Jim Boylen to
try to regroup.
It didn't work. Los Angeles pulled ahead by double digits, 107-97,
on a dunk by Dwight Howard with 4:57 remaining, and the Lakers never
Cook's go-ahead basket energized the Lakers' bench and deflated the
Bulls, who started the fourth quarter with a 93-80 lead. Chicago's
advantage was 85-67 with 4:48 left in the third quarter after a
3-pointer from Porter.
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Lakers forward LeBron James (23) controls the ball against Chicago
Bulls forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) in the first half at United
Center. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago built a 65-48 lead at the half.
The Bulls cruised to a 36-24 advantage in the second quarter, which
marked the Lakers' worst point differential in a quarter this
season. It also created Los Angeles' largest halftime deficit of the
Chicago opened the second quarter on an 8-0 run to set the tone for
the rest of the first half. Thaddeus Young started the scoring binge
with back-to-back baskets, including a baby hook, and White capped
it with a dunk and a pull-up jumper.
The score was even at 19 before the Bulls closed the first quarter
on a 10-5 run.
--Field Level Media
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