Records: Chicago 23-16, LA Lakers 17-23
Kick-off: 9:30 p.m. EST
Last meeting: Chicago 88, LA Lakers 87 (2011)
Points per game: The Bulls are averaging 93.8 points per game while Los Angeles is averaging 103.1.
Rebounds per game: Chicago averages 43.8 boards per outing while the Lakers are averaging 45.1 rebounds per game.
Assists per game: The Bulls are putting up 22.8 assists per outing while Los Angeles is averaging 22.1 per game.
Points allowed per game: Chicago is giving up 91.7 points per outing while the Lakers have allowed 101.6 points on average this season.
Thoughts: The Bulls are coming off a loss to the Memphis Grizzles while the Lakers dropped their last contest to the Toronto Raptors. The Lakers played in Toronto last night, meaning they may be a bit tired when then take the court tonight. With that said, I expect Los Angeles to keep it close but in the end, the Bulls win a close one.
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