DeRozan, led LaVine defeating the Bulls 121-103 of Los Angeles; Davis threw

DeRozan, led LaVine defeating the Bulls 121-103 of Los Angeles;  Davis threw

Angels DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 38 points, and Zach Lavigne added 26 points in the Chicago Bulls’ 121-103 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.

Lonzo Ball scored the highest level during the season with 27 points, eight assists and seven rebounds against his former team, as the promising Bulls achieved his fourth victory in five games, after defeating the Clippers on Sunday night with consecutive matches. In Staples Center. Chicago also snapped an eight-game sliding game against the Lakers dating back to November 2016 as they went 10-4 on a promising start to the season.

“I think we’re one of the best teams in the NBA,” Paul said. “We still have a lot to improve and a long way to go, but I think we’re heading in the right direction.”

DeRozan and LaVine combined for 39 first-half points at Staples Center, scoring seven three-pointers in a dynamic two-man show. DeRozan maintained that after the break, after his 35-point effort against the Clippers with another dominant night on his hometown.


“Every night you have to find some kind of extra motivation,” said DeRozan, a Compton native. “We have two players playing here, (the others) from here. Just having that extra juice, that energy to go out and compete, is always helpful.”

DeRozan and the Lakers flirted with each other on free agency over the summer, but the Lakers eventually went with Russell Westbrook on DeRozan, his Los Angeles-area compatriot.

Anthony Davis scored 20 points and six rebounds before being sent off by referee Scott Wall before 2:20 to the end of the third quarter. The Lakers were already on track for a fourth loss in their last seven games without LeBron James, who was knocked out due to abdominal strain.

“With (James) out, you always know you have to play hard and make up the slack for a large part of our team,” said Taleen Horton Tucker, who scored 28 career points against his hometown. Team. “We all have to take our games to another level.”


Westbrook had 19 of 25 first-half points with the Lakers, who wrapped up five home games for eight days with three narrow wins and two embarrassing defeats.

Three days after Minnesota beat the Lakers by a third quarter, Chicago led by 25 points to third with a 37-point lead.


The Bulls: Kobe White played 11 minutes goalless in his first appearance of the season after shoulder surgery. White made 54 appearances last season, but Paul took charge of the Chicago team initially.

Lakers: Kendrick Noone coach Frank Vogel said he’s still “a long way” from his Lakers debut. Noun has a contusion to his right knee bone. …Los Angeles has played 12 of its first 15 home games, but will play five road games in the eight days before Thanksgiving.

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Davis was fired only for the second time in his career. He got his first technical midway through the first quarter, and he got another after losing his shoe while falling out of bounds with the ball under the Lakers basket. He screamed at Wall as the referee let Chicago in before Davis put his shoes on again.


“Usually, the referee clears the ball, and the player gets to put his shoes on,” Vogel said. “You have some common sense. Quick Inbounds — That’s BS,” AD said, which happens about 15 times in the NBA every game. Quick technique, ejection. I don’t know what to say about that.”

The great Caruso

Alex Caruso played 35 minutes without goals with six rebounds and five assists in his first game against the Lakers since Los Angeles refused to match the Bulls’ free agent offer last summer. Caruso has worked his way up from the Lakers’ G League company to a major role on the 2020 Championship team, and Bald Mamba has also become a huge favorite among the Lakers fan base around the world.

Staples Center played a video in honor of Caruso during the first timeout, and gave a standing ovation.

Recreate Ground Draft Choices

The Bulls put together a starting lineup with two former Lakers, two UCLA producers, a USC producer and two Los Angeles area residents. The Lakers had two Chicagoland producers in their starting lineup: Uptown native Horton Tucker, and South Side Davis.


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Bulls: In Portland on Wednesday.

Lakers: In Milwaukee on Wednesday.


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