The Los Angeles Lakers have no time to wallow in Thursday night’s loss at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs. LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the Lakers are back on the court at Staples Center later tonight as they welcome a Chicago Bulls team that is showing signs of competence over the past week.
After starting the season 0-3, the Bulls have since won four of their last six games, including wins against Western Conference teams like Dallas, and a major 20-point comeback earlier this week over Portland. As far as the Lakers defense is concerned, Coby White and Zach LaVine are the conductors for the Bulls offense. Both are coming off a game in which tye combined for 68 points in a 128-124 loss to the Sacramento Kings.
It’s very early, but it appears the addition of new head coach Billy Donovan has helped bring the Bulls into the modern game, as they have jumped from 27th in 3-point attempts per game last season under Jim Boylen to 13th in the league under Donovan through the first nine games.
Here’s when you should tune in to see the game:
Date: Friday, Jan. 8
Time: 10 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBA League Pass, Spectrum SportsNet, Fox Sports Southwest
Spread via BetMGM: Lakers -9.5
Probable starting lineups
Otto Porter Jr.
Wendell Carter Jr.