Anthony Davis was disqualified early because he couldn’t get his sneaker back on in time. When the Los Angeles Lakers were down by 20 points in the third quarter, Davis lost his shoe while attempting to make a move to the hoop, sending him out of bounds under the rim. However, as he began to stand up and put his shoe back on, the Bulls inbounded the ball and began running in the opposite direction. Davis was irritated by this, believing he should have been given more time to put his shoe on. He began ranting at the office behind him and was expelled from the competition almost immediately. AD finished with 20 points on 6 of 9 shooting from the field.
Anthony Davis lost a shoe and then cussed the ref for letting the Bulls inbound it and got tossed pic.twitter.com/2g36aQNKcF
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DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls in scoring with 38 points on 15-of-23 shooting in the win. Zach LaVine had 26 points and seven 3-pointers, while Lonzo Ball had 27 points and seven 3-pointers. For the first time since 1984, the Bulls won back-to-back games against Los Angeles clubs on the road, defeating the Clippers on Sunday night. It was Lonzo who was the star in the wonderland as he demolished the Lakers by his crucial 7 three-pointers and his suffocating defence with his passing IQ stacking up 8 assists and 7 rebounds.
For the Lakers, Westbrook had a near triple-double with 25 points, 6 boards, and 8 assists, Talen Horton-Tucker scored a career-high 28 points while shooting 4-of-9 from beyond the arc for the Lakers.
Following a close first half, the Bulls exploded in the third quarter to take a 21-point lead into the final 12 minutes. The Lakers, who shot 6-of-32 from beyond the arc on the night, were simply too far behind at that point to make any serious impact in the advantage. The Bulls cruised to an 18-point victory, they’re fourth in a row.