In a matchup that showcased the Chicago Bulls’ offensive firepower, four starters notched 20 points apiece, leading to a 121-112 victory over the struggling San Antonio Spurs (3-18) on Friday.
The Bulls’ dynamic backcourt duo of Colby White and DeMar DeRozan combined for 44 points, providing a significant offensive boost. White led the scoring with 24 points, showcasing his scoring versatility, while DeRozan contributed a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Nikola Vucevic added 21 points and 16 rebounds, displaying a dominant presence in the paint. Patrick Williams complemented the effort with another 20-point performance, and Torey Craig contributed 16 points off the bench, highlighting the Bulls’ balanced offensive attack.
Despite the individual brilliance of Victor Wembanyama, who set a new NBA record as the youngest player with a 20-point, 20-rebound game at 19, the Spurs found themselves unable to break the losing streak.
However, the Bulls’ collective effort, coupled with the Spurs’ struggles, proved decisive in extending San Antonio’s woes.
The Spurs, aiming for a fresh start, experimented with their starting lineup, introducing Malaki Branham alongside key players like Wembanyama, Keldon Johnson, Jeremy Sochan, and Devin Vassell.
Despite this adjustment, the Bulls seized control in the third quarter, outscoring the Spurs 35-20. White’s timely three-pointer gave the Bulls a lead they maintained, snapping a seven-game road skid and handing the Spurs their 16th consecutive loss.