> Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan scores 37 points in win over Hawks; extends his historic scoring streak

Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan scores 37 points in win over Hawks; extends his historic scoring streak

Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan scores 37 points in win over Hawks; extends his historic scoring streak

Feb 25
SW Creative
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Chicago Bulls’ forward DeMar DeRozan delivered a clutch and resume-worthy performance in Thursday’s game as the Bulls scored a 112-108 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

The 32-year-old hit a clutch jumper as the Bulls were struggling to stop the Hawks from catching up. His shot gave Chicago a 108-105 lead with only 46.9 seconds left in the game.

After the Hawks All-Star point guard Trae Young was stopped in a key defensive play by the Bulls shooting guard Ayo Dosunmu, DeRozan made yet another jumper while being fouled. He then hit a free throw giving the Bulls a 110-108 lead, more than enough to ensure the victory.

“He wants to win, he makes the right play at all times,” Dosunmu said. “One thing I like about DeMar, he knows when it’s time to be selfish a little bit and we need a basket. He always delivers for us.”

DeRozan scored 37 points, three assists, and six rebounds as he extended his NBA record streak to eight games by scoring 37 points and shooting 71 percent from the field. 

“When you’re in those moments you gotta take it on,” DeRozan said. “I love the moments. I love the challenge. I love opportunity. It’s fun to me.”

The Bulls will need more than DeRozan’s confidence in the weeks to come. The next five games are against some of the League’s toughest teams, the Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, and Philadelphia 76ers.

For now, the Bulls are on a six-game a winning streak and sit comfortably on top of the Eastern Conference standings just ahead of the Miami Heat.

  • Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago.

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  • Atlanta Hawks

    The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta.

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  • DeMar DeRozan

    DeMar Darnell DeRozan is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association .

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  • Ayo Dosunmu

    Quamdeen Ayopo "Ayo" Dosunmu is an American basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association . He played college basketball for the Illinois Fighting Illini.

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