The Los Angeles Lakers make it six wins in a row, behind yet another powerhouse performance from LeBron James.
James recorded his third-straight triple-double, posting 30 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, becoming the first Laker since Magic Johnson (1987) to have three in a row.
👑 @KingJames is the oldest player in @NBAHistory to record 3-straight TRIPLE-DOUBLES (34 years, 310 days old)!- NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) November 6, 2019
Previous was @RealJasonKidd (Jan. 4, 2008 / 34 years, 291 days old). pic.twitter.com/J5cfjkXF8b
The Lakers trailed by as many as 19 points in the first half, before storming home in the fourth quarter to close their three-game road trip on a high note.
While LeBron was the star of the show, the Lakers bench mob was instrumental in turning the tide, with Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, Troy Daniels, Kyle Kuzma and Dwight Howard opening the fourth on a 14-0 run to take a 94-93 lead with 8:53 remaining, much to the delight of head coach Frank Vogel.
"That five-man unit that was in there, Quinn, Alex, Troy, Kuz and Dwight, they deserve the game ball," Vogel said post-game. "Obviously they turned the game around with that big run in the fourth."
"AD was in foul trouble, Bron was exhausted...both those guys needed to stay on the bench and other guys needed to step up and they did, so it was a great team win for us."
Kuzma scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth, while Cook added 17 points in 26 minutes off the bench, knocking down 3-of-4 from the three-point line.
It was an off night for Anthony Davis in front of his hometown Chicago crowd, finishing with 15 points on 6-of-15 shooting, but it mattered little as LeBron and the second unit stepped up.
The Bulls, who have now lost five of their past six games were led by Zach LaVine's 26 points, while Coby White and Otto Porter Jr. scored 18 apiece. Wendell Carter Jr. finished with an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double.