Hooray Bulls. They kept pace with the Lakers for 3 quarters on Tuesday night at the United Center. But just like the Jordan Bulls, Kobe and his Lakers flipped the switch in the 4th quarter and beat the Bulls by 9, 96-87.
Other Notable Performances:
- Joakim Noah had 11 points, 20 boards and 6 blocks, but shot just 4-16.
- Ron Artest did his best Larry Hughes, going 3-14 and 1-7 from 3-pont range
- Brad Miller filled up the stat sheet with 15 points, 8 boards, 6 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks
- John Salmons and Jannero Pargo combined for 1-9 shooting
- Kobe had 42 points on 58% shooting
- DRose and Luol Deng each scored 21 points
- The Bulls shot 39% from the floor and only 18% from behind the arc