Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2021-2022 Regular Season between the Chicago Bulls (CHI) vs the Phoenix Suns (PHX) on February 7, 2022 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the United Center.
Devin Booker led the Suns to win against Chicago as they visit the United Center.
Booker exploded all throughout the contest, scoring 38 points while shooting 14-23 from the field. Ten of those looks were from three-point country where he made five of them.
“Just playing within the offense,” Booker said. “I understand that’s how our team is built, there are gonna be opportunities to score at all times. I’ve been in this system for a minute now. There’s no reason to force anything. We have too many talented players out there.”
Chris Paul added 19 points and eleven assists alongside their victory on the road while hitting seven of his eleven attempts from the field. Bridges had 15 for the matchup while Ayton had 13 points and nine rebounds.
McGee provided offense and defense as he came off of the bench. The big man scored 16 points, grabbed eight boards, and blocked three shots. Moreover, he also hit a three-pointer in this game and made seven of his nine shots, ending the game with decent efficiency in his shooting.
The Suns dominated the home team as they led by as large as 27 points at one point. Not only that, but they also managed to hold off the late surge of the Bulls and secured the dub. The top team in the western conference are currently enjoying a 21-5 record on the road and are 13-1 in their past 14 matchups. Overall, the Suns are 43-10 in this season.
DeMar DeRozan recorded 38 big points in their efforts to defend home court, following his phenomenal performance in his previous contest where he tallied a season-high 45 points against Philadelphia.
After missing two straight matchups due to back spasms, Zach Lavine returns to play for Chicago and racked up 32 points and made four three-point shots. The two-time NBA Dunk Contest champion also had eight rebounds and six assists. Vucevic had 13 points and 12 boards for the matchup while White, who came from the bench, had 13 points.
Right now, the Bulls are sitting on the third spot of the eastern conference behind the Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat.
“I thought as the game wore on, we played at a higher and higher and higher standard,” Donovan said. “To start the game, it was almost like they forced us to play at a higher level. And we’ve got to be able to do that ourselves.”
The Bulls are currently missing the defensive presence of Ball and Caruso who are having injuries as of the moment. However, Billy Donovan, the head coach of the Bulls, is expecting more from the remaining players in their next games.
Bulls vs Suns
36; 31-20; 35-34; 25-41
Bulls (124) – DeRozan 38, LaVine 32, Vucevic 13, White 13, Hill 8
Suns (127) – Booker 38, Paul 19, McGee 16, Bridges 15, Ayton 13