Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn is the player of the game

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 09: Kris Dunn /

The Chicago Bulls have won back to back games, and Kris Dunn was tonight’s player of the game.

Kris Dunn brought the complete package in the Chicago Bulls’ win against the New York Knicks.

He finished with 17 points, nine assists, seven rebounds, and three steals while shooting an efficient 54% from the field.

Dunn’s game helped propel the Bulls to their first winning streak of the season, a much-needed break from blowouts and blown games for the young guns.

He was everywhere on the court for the Bulls. Whether it was picking pockets, grabbing boards, or hitting beautiful turnarounds, he had his hand in everything.

Most importantly, he was absolutely clutch down the stretch for the Bulls.

Chicago’s late-game struggles have been a huge storyline this season and Dunn hasn’t escaped criticism for his turnovers in the clutch, as well as wasted possessions.

This game was different and he made play after play to ensure the Bulls would walk out of the United Center with the win. With 2:33 left in the fourth quarter Dunn flew in with a double team on New York’s Kristaps Porzingis, stripped him, and passed it up to David Nwaba for the slam.

The next possession Dunn came down and hit a floater over Porzingis to put the Bulls up by 10 points.

On the Bulls’ final possession of the game, Dunn blew by Courtney Lee and drew a foul on Lee with 2.9 seconds left on the clock. It was another questionable out-of-timeout play by coach Fred Hoiberg, but Dunn made it count.

He sank both free throws to give the Bulls a 104-102 lead over and eventual win over the Knicks. Dunn’s promise this season seems to grow every game.

Dunn is gaining more confidence

He is shooting 50% on midrange shots over the past five games. If Dunn can continue to make defenses pay with his shooting then Bulls fans might be able to officially crown Hoiberg the jump shot whisperer.

Dunn’s surprisingly good shooting on the year, including 41.6% from three, is a welcome surprise, especially considering his continued woes at the rim.

He scores on just 40.4% of his attempts off of drives and is finishing just 53.6% of his shots in the restricted area. Only three other players with at least four attempts per game have a worse percentage than Dunn per stats.NBA.

He continues to contribute almost everywhere else on the court and is no doubt a huge net plus for the Bulls when he is in. The offense runs smoother when Dunn plays and he ensures that the ball isn’t stagnant.

He’s an absolute bulldog on defense and has at least one play on that end a game that electrifies Chicago’s defense.

Dunn continues to progress and impress, and he seems to lift his own ceiling every game. He leads the Bulls in both assists and steals.

His development has become one of the top storylines for the Bulls this season, especially the last 10 games.