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Lakers knock off lowly Bulls for much-needed win – Orange County Register

Lakers knock off lowly Bulls for much-needed win – Orange County Register
  • The Lakers’ JaVale McGee #7 grabs a rebound away from the Bulls’ Bobby Portis #5 throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. #34 shoots as Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2, Brandon Ingram #14 and JaVale McGee #7 defend throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ JaVale McGee #7 dunks the ball because the Bulls’ Kris Dunn #32 defends throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Day by day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma #zero dunks the ball because the Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen #24 appears on throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Bulls’ Chandler Hutchison #15 dunks the ball as Lakers’ JaVale McGee #7 and Brandon Ingram #14 look on throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ LeBron James throughout their recreation towards the Bulls on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Michael Beasley #11 blocks the shot by the Bulls’ Shaquille Harrison #Three throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Day by day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 dunks the ball throughout their recreation towards the Bulls on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Day by day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 dunks the ball throughout their recreation towards the Bulls on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Day by day NewsSCNG)

  • The Bulls’ Chandler Hutchison #15 reacts after dunking the ball throughout their recreation towards the Lakers on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • Chicago Bulls ahead Chandler Hutchison, proper, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers ahead Kyle Kuzma, entrance left, defends through the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, middle, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers middle Tyson Chandler, left, defends together with guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the course of the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Chicago Bulls guard Shaquille Harrison, middle, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers ahead Michael Beasley, left, defends together with ahead Brandon Ingram in the course of the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Chicago Bulls ahead Chandler Hutchison, proper, yells as he dunks whereas Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, left, defends in the course of the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead Kyle Kuzma goes up for a dunk as Chicago Bulls ahead Lauri Markkanen watches through the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead Brandon Ingram, proper, shoots as Chicago Bulls guard Ryan Arcidiacono defends in the course of the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers middle JaVale McGee shoots as Chicago Bulls guard Ryan Arcidiacono falls through the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, middle, shoots as Chicago Bulls ahead Lauri Markkanen, left, and guard Kris Dunn defend in the course of the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead Kyle Kuzma goes up for a dunk as Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn watches in the course of the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers middle Tyson Chandler, left, dunks as Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn watches through the second half of an NBA basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers gained 107-100. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Chicago Bulls guard Shaquille Harrison, middle, is hit on the face by Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, proper, whereas guard Lonzo Ball watches through the second half of an NBA basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers gained 107-100. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead Michael Beasley, left, shoots as Chicago Bulls guard Shaquille Harrison, middle, defends through the second half of an NBA basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers gained 107-100. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • The Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 shoots because the Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. #34 defends throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 drives to the ring because the Bulls’ Zach LaVine #eight defends throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 and Tyson Chandler #5 rejoice after Ball hit a three-point shot throughout their recreation towards the Bulls on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram #14 shoots because the Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. #34 defends throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram shoots because the Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. #34 and Zach LaVine #eight defend throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Day by day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram #14 is fouled by the Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. #34 throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Day by day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma #zero shoots as Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. #34 and Lauri Markkanen #24 defend throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma #zero shoots as Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. #34 and Lauri Markkanen #24 defend throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Day by day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ JaVale McGee #7 and the Bulls’ Jabari Parker #2 battle for the ball throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ JaVale McGee #7 shoots because the Bulls’ Bobby Portis #5 defends throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Josh Hart #Three grabs a rebound away from the Bulls’ Bobby Portis #5 throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball soars to the basket for a layup because the Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen (24) and Wayne Selden (14) defend throughout Tuesday’s recreation at Staples Middle. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Day by day NewsSCNG)

  • Lakers head coach Luke Walton throughout their recreation towards the Bulls on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Day by day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram #14 shoots because the Bulls’ Zach LaVine #eight and Kris Dunn #32 defend throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 shoots because the Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. #34 defends throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Day by day NewsSCNG)

  • Chicago Bulls ahead Lauri Markkanen, proper, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers middle Tyson Chandler defends through the second half of an NBA basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers gained 107-100. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • The Lakers’ Tyson Chandler #5 dunks the ball throughout their recreation towards the Bulls on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Bulls’ Jabari Parker #2 shoots because the Lakers’ Ivica Zubac #40 defends throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • Lakers head coach Luke Walton throughout their recreation towards the Bulls on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 grabs a cross because the Bulls’ Shaquille Harrison #Three strikes in throughout their recreation on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

  • Chicago Bulls guard Shaquille Harrison, middle, is hit on the face by Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, proper, whereas guard Lonzo Ball watches through the second half of an NBA basketball recreation Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers gained 107-100. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Lakers head coach Luke Walton throughout their recreation towards the Bulls on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Day by day NewsSCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 throughout their recreation towards the Bulls on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 100-107. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Every day NewsSCNG)

LOS ANGELES — A gentle hiss of pressure escaped Staples Middle on Tuesday night time because the Lakers marched towards one thing that’s been more and more uncommon within the final month: a win.

The final minutes of a 107-100 victory over the woeful Chicago Bulls (10-34) weren’t precisely straightforward for the embattled Lakers (24-21), who ceded an excellent chunk of their 18-point cushion. However free throws – of all issues, free throws – helped the Lakers shut out their third win of their final 5 video games and provided some momentary aid to the hand-wringing they’ve had with out LeBron James.

The Lakers improved to Four-7 with out their franchise star, who’s due for a medical analysis Wednesday morning, and stopped their slide (for the second) within the Western Convention standings.

The most effective of the Lakers was Lonzo Ball, who had 19 factors, eight rebounds and 6 assists, all through the recreation’s first three quarters. Ingram (16 factors, 9 rebounds, seven assists) helped deliver the sport house.

There was some edginess late fueled by Jabari Parker (18 factors), who received the Bulls inside 5 factors on a Three-pointer within the ultimate minute whereas enjoying simply his second recreation again within the common rotation. What appeared like, with 4 minutes to go, a blowout, obtained a bit more durable to complete – an indicator of many Lakers video games this season.

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However the Lakers, the worst free-throw capturing group within the NBA, made 17 of their ultimate 22 makes an attempt on the line (23 for 34 general). The Staples Middle followers, nevertheless, have been disenchanted when Shaquille Harrison hit two photographs on the line to succeed in 100 factors, denying them free tacos by way of a group promotion.

The Lakers have been merely glad to win in any respect, provided that they have been coming off a loss to a different Japanese Convention bottom-feeder, Cleveland, of their earlier recreation.

The victory precedes a stretch when the Lakers will play at Oklahoma Metropolis, at Houston and residential towards Golden State in fast succession. They want the wins once they can get them.

The urgency to show issues round impressed Coach Luke Walton to vary up his starters, inserting middle Tyson Chandler (eight factors, three rebounds) and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (17 factors) to return out with extra power.

Defensively, the transfer labored: The Lakers held Chicago underneath 41 % capturing, with Parker because the staff’s main scorer.

Ball was among the many few Lakers giving a constant increase on offense. On an evening when his teammates struggled on the Three-point line (5 for 19), he buried three of his personal. Throughout one stretch within the third quarter, Ball scored 11 straight factors on his solution to 13 within the interval.

There was additionally a shocking early fourth-quarter jolt from rookie Svi Mykhailiuk, who made a pair of Three-pointers briefly order, sandwiching a cost he took on Wayne Selden Jr. The second Three-pointer gave the Lakers their first double-digit lead of the night time (87-76), with 7:50 left.

Extra to return on this story.

.@LakersReporter talks with @ZO2_ after ending with 19 factors, eight rebounds and 6 assists in tonight’s win. pic.twitter.com/OOxglYJaei

— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) January 16, 2019

🎥 Lakers maintain on late and shut out tonight’s win over the Bulls, 107-100 #LakersWin pic.twitter.com/w0FJKX1ABF

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 16, 2019