Lonzo Ball took the Ball brothers’ duel with a 119-133 victory for the Chicago Bulls against Charlotte Hornets. The oldest of the saga reaped 16 points, 8 assists, 1 steal and 1 block with a 4 of 5 triples.
For his part, LaMelo Ball did not have his best night in the pitch with 5 of 15 attempts to get 18 points, 13 assists and 7 rebounds under his belt.
I only play to win. And in the end I’m still the older brother. And I have to accumulate my victories, ”Lonzo Ball told ESPN.
The Bulls, who had lost in three of the last four games, took an important duel for their future aspirations in the playoffs and are 14-8 in the East.
Likewise, it is worth highlighting the stellar performance that Nikola Vucevic starred in with 30 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists; seconded by DeMar DeRozan with 28 points, and a Zach LaVine who contributed 25 points.
The team led by Billy Donovan reaped a new record for the season with 59.6% from the field goal (53 of 89 attempts).
“Obviously we are brothers and everything is love off the track. But in the pig, as I said, he has to do his job, and I have to do mine, “Lonzo Ball admitted.
On the Hornets, Terry Rozier III was the leading scorer of his team with 31 points; followed by Gordon Hayward with 22 points. Those of North Carolina they have lost in the last two days on a four-game road trip.
“Tonight I was very disappointed in our defense. We have to correct it, “said James Borrego.
The best Vucevic
Nikola Vucevic achieved his best touchdown of the season after overcoming the COVID-19 disease. The center had barely averaged 12.3 points and 42% shooting from the field in his last three games. But last night he took over the paint with 30 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists with 12 of 19 shooting from the field and an outstanding 6 of 6 in triples.
“I was picking up my pace, and then I got COVID-19, and I had to stop. But tonight has obviously been a fantastic match for me. I felt really good when all those pitches came in, “admitted Vucevic.
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