Bulls blow out Clippers
The Chicago Bulls sailed to a 79-50 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday evening at the 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
The Bulls offense was paced by John Lucas III, who tallied 25 points while Morris Almond contributed 14 points off the bench. Al-Farouq Aminu was the only player in double-digits for the Clippers, he scored 13 points in the contest.
Chicago finished the night shooting 51.8 percent on 29-for-56 from the field. The Clippers struggled offensively in the contest shooting just 28.1 percent on 16-for-57.
After trailing 10-0, the Bulls outscored the Clippers 17-6 to take a one-point lead at the end of the first quarter. Lucas sparked the Bulls offense scoring eight points in the quarter. Aminu scored seven of the Clippers first quarter points.
The Bulls extended their lead to 17 in the second quarter, outscoring the Clippers 22-6 in the 10-minute stanza. Los Angeles connected on just two field goals in the quarter. Lucas and Morris Almond tallied six points apiece for the Bulls.
The Bulls built their lead to as many as 31 points in the third as the Clippers continued to struggle offensively, scoring just three points in the first 5:15 of the quarter, all coming in the form of free throws. Chicago's first goal came with just 46 seconds on the clock on a layup by Sofoklis Schortsanitis.
The Clippers had their highest quarter output in the fourth with 18 points behind Trey Johnson's five points. The Bulls scored a total of 21 fourth-quarter points, Trent Plaisted leading the way with eight points.