Doug Padilla, AP
LOS ANGELES — DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points and Zach LaVine added 29 to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 100-90, on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time), ending the Clippers' seven-game winning streak.
Lonzo Ball had 10 points for the Bulls, who used generous amounts of Los Angeles-area talent to earn the victory. DeRozan is a LA native who went to USC, while LaVine and Ball attended UCLA.
George and Reggie Jackson, who lead the Clippers with more than eight 3-point attempts per game, were a combined 5 of 21 from distance. Jackson scored 13 points while going 4 of 17 from the field.
The Bulls opened a 17-point lead in the first half and were on top for a majority of the game. Chicago is 1-1 to open a five-game trip that includes a back-to-back at L.A. against the Lakers on Monday.
The Bulls had a double-digit lead less than five minutes into the game and opened a 17-point advantage one minute into the second quarter after a cutting layup by Ayo Dosunmu. The Bulls led 54-45 at the half.
The Clippers did go in front 78-77 with 10 minutes to go on a fall-away, fall-down 10-footer from George. But the Bulls answered with a 9-0 run, capped by a LaVine 3-pointer, for an 86-78 advantage and held on from there.
Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso celebrates with forward Javonte Green in second half action.
Bulls: G Coby White has not played this season after shoulder surgery. That'll change this week: He was cleared to make his season debut Monday against the Lakers, coach Billy Donovan said.
Clippers: F Marcus Morris, who has not played since Oct. 23, is making progress on a left knee injury, according to coach Tyronn Lue. LA still doesn't know if Morris will be on a two-game road trip later this week.
Bulls: At the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.
Clippers: Host San Antonio on Tuesday.
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