The Bulls lost in three games on Monday night at the United Center with a 110-102 win over the New York Knicks

Billy Donovan called for the cops’ first time out at 11:10 a.m. of the first quarter The team’s first two offensive possessions showed unsightly sales from Coby White and Lauri Markkanen, and the Bulls trainer had to discuss things

“You just don’t want to start the game like this, prepare for a team and come out with a few turnovers that aren’t locked up, not boxing, not physical,” LaVine said of Donovan’s time off being the Bulls coach called for two sloppy turnovers-and-roll coverage and unseen boxing by Mitchell Robinson on the offensive glass in the opening minute of the game “I thought it was a great break from him and he let us talk about it, he said not really something “

The script was reversed from there. Against a physical defense trained by Tom Thibodeau, which came seventh in the defensive standings into the night, the Bulls ensured a good offensive for most of the evening

Some numbers that summarize the kind of crisp ball movement the hosts played with: The Bulls supported all eleven of their field goals in the first quarter – afterwards they led 32:27 and shot 579 percent from the ground – and their first 14 made a total of shots Half of them had 20 assists on 23 field goals scored and shot 548 percent

Although they fought behind the 3-point arc all night, finishing 11 to 34, they ended up with 30 groschen, their sixth game this season reaching that threshold

Even better, the Bulls finished the game on 12 turnovers after making three in the first three minutes of the game. All five Bulls starters, as well as Thad Young, posted double-digit results

Lauri Markkanen was as self-confident as possible in this case. By a quarter he led all scorers with 12 points in 4-on-5 shooting (2-on-3 from 3-point range) The knight was dead, but the buckets – and free-throw attempts – he found on crucial drives and cuts were hugely encouraging (he even received a drive-and-kick assistant for Young)

At halftime, Markkanen had finished his career with 23 points in half a half and shot 8-on-11 from the ground and 5-on-7 from 3-point range.His far-reaching accuracy jumped off the screen at the second moment, These 11 attempts to shoot were connected to Julius Randle for a game high at this point – another indicator of increased offensive aggressiveness

“His aggression on both ends of the court,” Coby White said “He doesn’t just peck and bang. He puts the ball on the floor, gets to the basket, comes to the free-throw line, gets and one, creates for others, goes downhill his general aggressiveness If Lauri is aggressive, he cannot be stopped “

The second half opened with a splash of Pick-and-Pop 3 from a feed by Zach LaVine Music to the ears of Bulls fans So was this unicorn-like fastbreak feed from Markkanen to LaVine:

Markkanen finished with 30 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. The fact that he went goalless in a tense fourth quarter (0: 2 from the floor) and coughed up 4 turnovers is a footnote in view of the game result

Bears repeat themselves: Markkanen scored eight times in 50 games between 20 and 29 points in 50 games and twice over 30 points. This year: four games between 20 and 29 points, two over 30 in 12 games Monday was his second 30-point outing in a row He looks rejuvenated and of course plays in a contract year

“Obviously we all understand his situation,” LaVine said. “He’s going out there and proving he’s worth and we like that chip on his shoulder”

For the third contest in a row, Triple Double Watch started early for Thad Young and lasted throughout

In eight minutes of the first quarter, the Bulls’ cunning striker scored 7 points, 5 assists and 2 rebounds Halfway through he was up to 9 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds His picking out of tailors and 3-point shooters who did the Make it easier to pull out of the bag, it still shines bright

Young missed the triple-double coat again but finished the race with an impressive line of 13 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal and 1 block in 31 minutes. Donovan entrusted him with high leverage minutes in spite of him had bad problems in the second half and he delivered with consistency

“He was amazing,” Donovan said. “He’s an incredible facilitator and has great vision. When he’s involved, the ball movement is really, really good in terms of spraying, moving and cutting”

In his last three games, Young averages 123, points, 93 rebounds and 93 assists

Young has now played 980 career games without hitting that benchmark, regardless of whether that hits it soon or not, he continues to be a revelation from the jaws

After two quarters, the Knicks shot only 391 percent off the ground, but only four points behind. Their bruising style helped them hang around as they got 8 offensive rebounds (converting 6 points of second chance) and 18 rides in the first half to the free throw line (17 points) made

That lasted for the second. After the bulls broke out of the half-time break, the Knicks fought their way back to secure a point lead in the fourth quarter by less than four minutes

The cops left the Knicks a long way off the floor and 3, but the 22v26 mark of the Knicks from the charity flick and 11 offensive rebounds served as consolation for the visitors

Next up, stay exactly where you are for another matchup with the Knicks in Chicago on Wednesday

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