On November 14th, the Los Angeles Clippers will host the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center on the second night of a back-to-back. The Los Angeles Clippers are coming off a 129-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Chicago Bulls, on the other hand, will try to avoid a losing streak after falling to the Golden State Warriors 93-119.
Chicago Bulls Preview
The Chicago Bulls play the Golden State Warriors.
The Chicago Bulls have emerged as one of the most exciting teams to watch this season. With the additions of DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball, and Alex Caruso, the new-look Bulls hit the ground running from the start. With an 8-4 start to their 2021-22 season, the Bulls are currently the third seed in the Eastern Conference’s competitive top tier. Their high-octane offense, combined with their defensive tenacity, has been a big part of their success this season.
Key Player – Lonzo Ball
Lonzo Ball will be a key player for the Chicago Bulls in this matchup. Ball and Zach LaVine are a terror on the break as the players who hold the keys to the offense. Lonzo Ball’s presence on the floor is amplified by his new and improved three-point shot, which features flashy passes on fast breaks and high-pressure on-ball defense.
Although Ball has never been a player who dominates the stat sheet, he will be expected to have a more dominant performance against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Chicago Bulls’ loss was largely attributed to a poor shooting performance against the Warriors.
LA Clippers Preview
The Los Angeles Clippers’ 2021-22 season got off to a rocky start. The Clippers entered this season without Kawhi Leonard after reaching the Western Conference Finals the previous season. However, as the month of November progresses, the Los Angeles Clippers are finally looking like a competitive team. The Clippers improved to 8-4 after going undefeated this month and building on a seven-game winning streak.
The Los Angeles Clippers will continue their home stand against the Chicago Bulls in this game. The Clippers’ ability to execute on both ends of the floor has been highlighted by the performances of their stars Paul George and Reggie Jackson, who have a 6-2 record at home.
Key Player – Paul George
Because of the absence of Kawhi Leonard for the 2021-22 NBA season, the Los Angeles Clippers’ expectations of Paul George have risen significantly. George, on the other hand, has managed to meet those expectations in every way. Making an early case for MVP, Paul George has taken on the offensive burden for the Clippers, averaging 26.7 points and 7.8 rebounds so far this season.
Paul George has been an important offensive force for the Los Angeles Clippers. George will look to build on his 23-point performance against the Minnesota Timberwolves against the Chicago Bulls. As one of the best two-way players in the game, George will also be crucial in containing DeMar DeRozan in this matchup.