FINAL FROM THE UNITED CENTER:
Bulls 117, Minnesota 110 (Bulls: 17-29, 10-14 at home)
LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine: 25pts. Minnesota: Towns: 40pts.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Felicio: 10. Minnesota: Covington, Dieng, Napier each with 7.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Satoransky: 5. Minnesota: Wiggins: 9.
STAT OF THE GAME: Minnesota recorded 18 turnovers leading to 25 Bulls points.
2ND STAT OF THE NIGHT: Minnesota went 13-24 from the foul line: 54%.
3RD STAT OF THE NIGHT: The Bulls bench outscored the T-Wolves reserves 40-17.
RECAP: The Bulls built a huge lead only to see the T-Wolves storm back but Zach LaVinecame through with seven points in the final 2:30 minutes of the fourth quarter to seal the deal as the Bulls reeled off eleven straight points to surpass last season’s win total, improving to 10-14 at The United Center. LaVine has 12 straight games with 20 or more points.
Lauri Markkanen added 21 points drilling four-three point field goals.
The play of Luke Kornet and Cristiano Felicio was solid as Kornet, making his fourth straight start, tossed in 15. Felicio came off the bench and impacted the game with a 12 point and 10 rebound night which included seven offensive rebounds, a career-high.
Minnesota dropped its seventh straight game despite a 40-6 game from Karl-Anthony Towns.
UP NEXT: Bulls host Sacramento Friday.