Alex Caruso started the play-in game for the Bulls against the Raptors and finished with 9 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks. Chicago won the game 109-105 and will meet the Heat for the final playoff spot.

The 2020 NBA champion with the Lakers says that he enjoys this time of the year, when talking about his 3 steals and 3 blocks.

“I compete at a high level,” Caruso said, via K.C. Johnson. “This is kind of my time of year. This is why I play basketball in the NBA, for games late in the year where details and discipline matter. I just didn’t want to lose. When you have that edge, you tend to make plays.”