In November, Zach LaVine lifted the Chicago Bulls to a win over the Hornets behind a historic shooting display. Here are three forgotten aspects of that game.
Remember when Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine lit up the Hornets to the tune of 13 threes, ultimately launching the Bulls to a crazy comeback victory? Of course you do. It was one of the most memorable performances of the season. There were a lot of things going on behind the scenes that helped LaVine rise to prominence, though. Sure, the credit for the heroic 13-of-17 shooting from deep can be given to LaVine. He deserves it. But there were a lot of other guys that helped make it happen.
Here are three forgotten aspects of that spectacular November night in Charlotte.
Forgotten aspects of LaVine’s historic night: Coby White goes nuclear off the bench
Zach LaVine’s box score was mighty impressive, but he wasn’t the only Bull to stuff the stat sheet. Coby White dropped 28 points on an efficient 12-of-19 shooting from the field and 4-of-9 shooting from 3-point range.
White’s performance was needed for the Bulls to come away with a win since Lauri Markkanen — the guy who’s supposed to be LaVine’s right-hand man — had an abysmal outing, scoring three points on 1-of-9 shooting from the field.
LaVine’s individual heroics might’ve happened without White’s help, but the Bulls definitely wouldn’t have won the game. And ultimately, that’s the only thing that matters.