Zach LaVine has the ability to perform in the closing moments of the game even in an overall mediocre night for him in the Bulls’ victory against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Chicago Bulls went on to come back from a 20-point deficit to claim the win over the Blazers. LaVine admitted after the game that this would be impossible for the Bulls last season.
LaVine hit the dagger to put the Bulls up by four with 10.9 remaining in the game. He had also had valuable help from Coby White and Otto Porter Jr., who combined for 23 rebounds and 40 points in their Tuesday’s epic comeback.
Chicago is on a four-year streak of a playoff drought, where poor decision-making and coaching led to the bottom of the Eastern Conference for consecutive seasons.
Last summer, the organization decided to change its direction hiring Arturas Karnisovas as the president of baskeball operations.
Karnisovas made huge personnel changes starting from the front office and of course the coaching staff, where he hired Billy Donovan to replace Jim Boylen.
The Bulls are hoping for better regular season results this year, after a starting the season slow with three losses on their first three games.
After the loss to the Golden State Warriors on December 28, Billy Donovan’s team went on to win the four of the next five games.