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Chuck Checks In – 01.23.2023

Chuck Checks In – 01.23.2023

GAME NIGHT FROM THE UNITED CENTER: Atlanta at Bulls. Hawks (24-23, 11-13 on the road) at (Bulls: 21-24, 12-10 at home) 7PM.

RADIO: 670 The Score: Chuck Swirsky, Bill Wennington, Alyssa Bergamini. 6:45 p.m.
TV: NBCSC: Adam Amin and Stacey King: 7PM.

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: DeRozan: 26 ppg. Hawks: Young: 27 ppg.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Vucevic: 11 per. Hawks: Capela: 9 per.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: DeRozan: 4.9 per. Hawks: Young: 9 per.

CCI PREVIEW: The Bulls are back home after a successful trip across the Atlantic, taking care of business last Thursday against the lowly Pistons. It’s a quick one and gone for the Bulls as they begin a three game road trip tomorrow in Indiana.

DeMar DeRozan will be playing his 1-000th career game. He is Hall of Fame worthy. There is no doubt one day he will be enshrined in Springfield, MA.

There are intriguing matchups galore in this one. In the post you’ve got Nikola Vucevic, owner of 10 straight double-double games against another double-double machine in Clint Capela. The two have combined for 43 double-double games on the season. The backcourt of Zach LaVine and Ayo Dosunmu compete against Atlanta’s Trae Young and Dejounte Murray.

The Hawks had their five game winning streak snapped Saturday by the Hornets as Atlanta gave up 139 points. The Hawks have been playing outstanding ball with a different pace and flow to their offense. Atlanta is averaging 122 points in the last six games, shooting 53% from the field and a league high 41% from three point range, in that span of games.

Goran Dragic is listed as questionable with non-Covid illness.


Brooklyn 120, Golden State 116. The Nets ended the game on a 22-6 run. Kyrie Irving scored 38 points. Nic Clacton had a 24-15- 3 block shots line.

Oklahoma City 101, Denver 99. The Thunder snapped Denver’s 16 game home win streak. Shai Gilgeous – Alexander with a 34-5-5 game. The Nuggets missed 16 free throws.

Toronto 125, New York 116. The win snapped a Raptors three game slide.

Los Angeles Clippers 112, Dallas 98. The Clippers have won two straight for the first time since late December.

Miami 100, New Orleans 96. Tyler Herro scored 26 for the Heat.

Phoenix 112, Memphis 110. Chris Paul scored 22 points and dished out 11 assists.

Los Angeles Lakers 121, Portland 112. Thomas Bryant busted out for 31 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers. .

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