DeRozan and the Bulls face the Pelicans | NBA

Chicago Bulls (42-30, 5th in Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (30-42, 10th in Western Conference)

New Orleans; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM: DeMar DeRozan and the Chicago Bulls play the New Orleans Pelicans. DeRozan is sixth in the NBA and has 27.6 points per game.

The Pelicans have played 16-20 in home games. New Orleans ranks fourth in the Western Conference with 45.6 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas leads the Pelicans with 11.5 boards.

The Bulls are 16-20 on the road. Chicago is fifth in the Eastern Conference with 13.0 fast break points per game, led by Zach LaVine’s 3.1 average.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Bulls won 128-112 in the final matchup on Oct. 23.

TOP PERFORMER: Valanciunas shoots 54.1% and averages 18.1 points for the Pelicans. CJ McCollum has averaged 2.6 3-pointers in his last 10 games for New Orleans.

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LaVine shoots 40.0% from beyond the arc with 2.8 3-points made per game for the Bulls while averaging 24.5 points and 4.7 assists. DeRozan is 44.7% and averaging 24.7 points in his last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pelicans: 4-6, averaging 117.6 points, 47.6 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 10.7 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Your opponents averaged 115.5 points per game.

Bulls: 3-7, averaging 108.3 points, 38.8 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 115.9 points.

INJURIES: Pelicans: Larry Nance Jr.: Off (knee), Kira Lewis Jr.: Off for the season (knee), Zion Williamson: Off (foot), Brandon Ingram: Off (hamstring).

Bulls: Zach LaVine: Day by Day (knee), Lonzo Ball: Out (knee).

The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.

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