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Morning Box Score: Spurs Manhandle Bulls; Rangers Blank Blackhawks

By Chuck Sudo in News on Mar 9, 2015 1:35PM


San Antonio 116, Bulls 105
The undermanned, injury-plagued Bulls were never really in this game Sunday at AT&T Center. The defending NBA champion Spurs were able to capitalize on Chicago turnovers and led by as many as 19 points. The Bulls committed 22 turnovers while the Spurs simply outran Chicago in transition and outscored the Bulls 35-9 in fast break points. Tony Parker looked like a prized rookie on the court with 32 points while Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds for San Antonio. The Bulls were led by Pau Gasol's 23 points and 15 rebounds. Aaron Brooks scored 22 points and Nikola Mirotic continued his recent strong play with 19 points off the bench.

NY Rangers 1, Blackhawks 0
Don't blame Corey Crawford for Sunday night's loss at the United Center. Crawford and Rangers goalie Cam Talbot were locked in a shutout goaltenders' duel throughout regulation before New York's Derick Brassard scored the game winner 32 seconds into overtime. Crawford had 36 saves on the night to Talbot's 29 saves as neither team could mount any offense during regulation.