The Chicago Bulls sure know how to make things interesting, don’t they?
Chicago hosted the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday night in what would prove to be their third overtime game in three contests. Memphis won a gritty, low-scoring game the first time around, and that same theme held true again, as Chicago fell 85-82.
Coming into the game, the Bulls had momentum following back-to-back overtime wins. They began the contest with all sorts of energy, and it was their ability to attack the rim and score down low that gave them a 22-18 lead by the end of the first.
Both of these teams are known for their defense, and both defenses had a field day with sloppy offenses in the first half. The Grizzlies were the ones turning the ball over in the opening period, but the script was quickly flipped when Chicago began playing completely out of control.
At one point, Memphis went on a 13-0 run in the second quarter, largely because of Chicago’s six turnovers in the period. The Grizzlies took full advantage, and they led 44-34 heading into halftime.
Unfortunately for Chicago, the second half began similarly to how the first ende ...
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