Lakers vs. Bulls: quarter-by-quarter updates

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Lakers 80, Bulls 76 (end of third quarter)

The Bulls went on a late run in the third quarter to close to within two points of the Lakers, who had led by as many as 15.

Jordan Clarkson scored his ninth point of the night with 38 seconds left to give the Lakers a four-point edge hearing into the fourth.

The Lakers shot 50.7% from the field, led by Jordan Hill with 19 points and eight rebounds.  Carlos Boozer scored 14 while Jeremy Lin, Wayne Ellington and Clarkson each scored nine.

Chicago made 45.8% of their shots from the field and 82.6% (19 of 23) from the free-throw line. The Lakers took only nine free throws, making seven (77.8%).

Bulls guard Jimmy Butler scored 22 to lead all scorers, making 12 of 14 at the line.  Derrick Rose scored 12, Aaron Brooks 10 and Pau Gasol eight.

Lakers 59, Bulls 48 (halftime)

The Lakers continued to pour it on the Bulls in the second quarter, finishing with 59 points while shooting 58.7% from the field in the first half.

Carlos Boozer torched his old team for 14 points on seven-of-10 shooting.  Jordan Hill added 11 points, while Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis contributed eight each off the bench.

The Bulls shot 45% from the field and 91.7% (11 of 12) from the free-throw line but struggled defensively.

Derrick Rose had 10 points and three assists in the first half for the Bulls. Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler each added eight points for Chicago.

The Lakers outrebounded the Bulls, 22-12.

Lakers 28, Bulls 19 (end of first quarter)

Pau Gasol received a gracious standing ovation by the Staples Center crowd before the Lakers gave the Bulls a challenging first quarter.

The Lakers shot 56.5% from the field, pushing ahead by as many as 12 points. Carlos Boozer led the Lakers with six points against his former team. Jordan Clarkson added five.

Derrick Rose and Gasol each scored six for the Bulls, who shot 40% from the field.

The Lakers scored 16 of their 28 points in the paint but didn't shoot a free throw. The Bulls scored only eight points in the paint while making their two free-throw attempts.


The Lakers (12-34) will play Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls (30-17) on Thursday night at Staples Center.

Jimmy Butler (illness) and Mike Dunleavy (ankle) are questionable for the Bulls.

The Lakers will be without Nick Young (ankle) as well as Kobe Bryant (shoulder), Julius Randle (knee) and Steve Nash (back), who are all done for the season.

For an in-depth breakdown, check out check out Preview: Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls.

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