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Bulls Hang on Down Stretch, Beat Grizzlies 119-110
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO, IL - The Chicago Bulls envision Lauri Markkanen, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn leading them to tight wins - someday in bigger spots than this.

Markkanen scored 22 points, LaVine and Dunn added 21 apiece, and Chicago hung on to hand the Memphis Grizzlies their 15th straight loss, 119-110 on Wednesday night.

The Bulls had a 21-point lead whittle to one but came away with their fourth win in 18 games.

"Everybody wants to see, 'Are these guys for real? Are they capable of playing at a high level each and every night?'" Dunn said.

Dunn scored 11 in the fourth quarter and made four free throws in the final 33.7 seconds to help Chicago come out on top.

Bobby Portis had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Justin Holiday scored 14 points in 17 minutes - going 5 for 5 from the field and nailing four 3-pointers - after the NBA prodded the Bulls to start playing him and Robin Lopez again.

Memphis' Dillon Brooks scored 20 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter. Marc Gasol and Ben McLemore added 17 apiece, but the Grizzlies couldn't snap the NBA's longest skid this season.

"I was trying to do everything in my power to bring the team back," said Brooks, who got screamed at by coach J.B. Bickerstaff at halftime. "We were right there. We just got to make better plays for each other, smart plays, careful passes. We just had too many turnovers and we dug ourselves a big hole."


Published 05:07 AM, Thursday Mar. 08, 2018
Updated 05:09 AM, Thursday Mar. 08, 2018

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