Morning Box Score: Bulls Tame Timberwolves; Blackhawks Fall To Maple Leafs
The Bulls, sans an injured Derrick Rose, eked out a victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves, while the Blackhawks fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs for their fourth loss in six games. Here's your morning box score:
Bulls 106, Timberwolves 105
Sam Smith's #rimshot lede in his NBA.com recap says it all, so we'll let him take it from here: "There was little mystery to the Bulls' slump busting 106-105 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday. That's right, the Butler did it." We trust that you saw what he did there. Indeed, Jimmy Butler, returning after an absence due to a sprained thumb, scored 24 points. Two of those points, scored from the free-throw line in the absolute very-last seconds of the game, helped put the Bulls over the edge into victory. Yet another close one, but one that resulted in a win.
The Bulls next play the Magic on Tuesday.
The Blackhawks fourth loss in sixth games saw the Chicago hockey team outshoot their opponents by a measure of twenty, yet could only produce two goals, both on power plays. An ineffective offense plus a lot of self-admitted turnovers equals an unfortunate loss. Onto the next one, fellas. Onto the next one.