Player grades: Haliburton, Pacers outlast LaVine, Bulls on Sunday
The Chicago Bulls lost yet another game in crunch time, falling to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, 125-122.
The two teams traded buckets back-and-forth throughout the entire night as both team’s largest lead was 10 points but neither were able to run away with the game.
With 22 seconds remaining, Zach LaVine went to the free throw line, knocking down two of three attempts to tie the game at 122.
But, then came Pacers All-Star Tyrese Haliburton.
Haliburton knocked down a 30-foot heave over Patrick Beverley with 2.1 seconds remaining to give Indiana the victory.
LaVine led the Bulls with 42 points, his second-straight 40+ performance, on 13-of-23 shooting from the field and 5-of-8 from 3-point range.
Check out the player grades from Sunday night’s game below.
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DeMar DeRozan finished Sunday night’s loss with 23 points, five rebounds, and three assists on 9-of-16 shooting from the field but just making it to the free throw line four times.
Zach LaVine: A+
Zach LaVine had his second-straight 40-point performance on Sunday, finishing with 42 points, four rebounds, and four assists on 13-of-23 shooting from the floor, 5-of-8 from 3-point range and knocked down 11-of-13 attempts from the free throw line.
Nikola Vucevic: B+
Though Nikola Vucevic was slowed down on the offensive end on Sunday, he filled the statsheet in other areas, finishing with 12 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three steals, and two blocks on 6-of-10 shooting.
Patrick Beverley: B-
Patrick Beverley continued making a positive impact for the Bulls in this one, finishing with five points, six rebounds, and three assists on a team-high +3 for the night.
Alex Caruso: B
Alex Caruso finished Sunday’s loss with 10 points, two rebounds, and two steals on 3-of-4 shooting from the field and a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line in 27 minutes.
Patrick Williams: B
Patrick Williams played well off the bench in 21 minutes, finishing with 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the floor and 2-of-3 from downtown.
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