DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic, and Ayo Dosunmu showcased their prowess, guiding the Chicago Bulls (27-30) to a hard-fought 114-106 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans (34-24).

Vucevic’s dominant performance with 22 points and 13 rebounds marked his 500th career double-double. DeRozan contributed game-high 24 points, along with six rebounds and seven assists, with injuries plaguing key players like Zach LaVine and Patrick Williams.

Dosunmu’s impactful contribution of 21 points further bolstered the Bulls’ offensive firepower, complementing Vucevic and DeRozan’s performances.

Despite a valiant effort from the Pelicans, led by Zion Williamson’s 19-point, 11-assist double-double, and Brandon Ingram’s 22 points, turnovers proved costly, allowing the Bulls to capitalize on key opportunities.

New Orleans faced challenges with injuries and suspensions, missing essential ballhandlers like CJ McCollum and Jose Alvarado.

The Pelicans’ offensive struggles, coupled with the Bulls’ relentless defensive pressure, ultimately swung the momentum in Chicago’s favor, enabling them to secure a crucial victory on the road.