Lakers vs. Bulls: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Lakers vs. Bulls: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Lakers vs. Bulls: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Los Angeles Lakers (16-14) play against the Chicago Bulls (10-10) at United Center

Game Time: 3:30 PM EST on Sunday December 19, 2021

Los Angeles Lakers 61, Chicago Bulls 64 (Q3 09:59)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Lakers start with the second half with Melo at the four, LeBron at the five, DeAndre on the bench, and Lakers Twitter crowdfunding a David Fizdale statue. AK – 9:25 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
INJURY UPDATE:
Derrick Jones Jr. – left hamstring. Will not return. – 9:16 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Bulls say Derrick Jones Jr. has a left hamstring injury and won’t return to tonight’s game against the Lakers – 9:13 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Derrick Jones Jr. (hamstring) will not return to tonight’s game against LA. pic.twitter.com/yex8ZJE4bC9:13 PM

Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Bulls say Derrick Jones Jr has a left hamstring injury and will not return to tonight’s game – 9:12 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Derrick Jones Jr. done for the night with a hamstring injury. #Bulls9:12 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
+2 at the half.
Lonzo Ball: 15 points, 4 assists
DeMar DeRozan: 14 points, 3 assists
Nikola Vucevic: 13 points, 7 rebs pic.twitter.com/9PytN9xKH99:10 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Halftime: Bulls 61-59 Half DeRozan: 14 (8-8 fts) Vooch: 13-7. Ball: 15 – 9:10 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Bulls take a 61-59 lead into the locker room in a particularly physical contest.
Lonzo Ball leads with 15 points off 3-for-7 shooting from 3-point range. DeRozan adds 14 points in his first half back from COVID-19. – 9:10 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Halftime: Bulls 61, Lakers 59
Fun first half at the UC. Nikola Vucevic (13 pts, 3-4 3P) looks good, DeMar DeRozan (14 pts, 8-8 FT) is back, and Lonzo Ball (15 pts, 4 ast) is putting together another revenge game
Bulls also have 16 pts off 10 Laker turnovers – 9:09 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
This is the best game of the season for LeBron and Westbrook playing off-ball with each other. If they both stay in steady motion, that can screw with a lot of defenses. AK – 9:09 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers are only down by 2 at halftime, which is not what I would have guessed based on the lineup that they’re able to field. Russell Westbrook has been their most dynamic offensive player, with 12 points and 8 assists. Bulls, though, have scored 16 points off turnovers. – 9:09 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Looked and felt like a preseason game, but to be expected considering all that’s gone on – Bulls up 2 at the half. – 9:08 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Halftime, Lakers down 61-59…Good balance scoring for the LakeShow
-Russ 12pts 7ast 4rebs
-Carmelo 12pts
-Lebron 10pts 4ast 5rebs
-Isaiah 9pts
-DeAndre 6pts 6rebs
@ESPNLosAngeles9:08 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
The Lakers, somehow, trail by only 2 at the half, 61-59, despite having 10 turnovers to Chicago’s 2, and hitting just 2 FT’s to 11 from the Bulls.
They made 25 FG’s, to Chicago’s 21. – 9:08 PM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
Great end to the half boys!!! – 9:08 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls 61, Lakers 59 at half
Ball 15 pts; 3-6 from 3
DeRozan 14 pts; 8-8 FTs
Vucevic 13 pts, 7 rebs
Bulls scored 16 pts off TOs
Westbrook 12 pts, 7 assists
Anthony 12 pts
James 10 pts – 9:07 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
When DeMar DeRozan complains about a call, I believe him. – 9:01 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
We’re dealing with the play clock above both baskets appearing to lose power right after that foul was called on LeBron. – 9:01 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bron did get all ball … – 9:01 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
LeBron James and DeMar Derozan just had another meeting. This time it was at the rim. – 9:00 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Only a few miles from this Lakers/Bulls game is an R&D lab where the ball they’re shooting was researched and a tannery where its leather was sourced.
On the ball’s year-plus backstory, steer hides, with cameos from 2006 and Sammy Davis Jr. (sort of):
latimes.com/sports/story/2…8:59 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Alex Caruso was trying to get LeBron T’d up after he was arguing for the kick ball. After all they’ve been through, smh – 8:57 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Green said NOPE! 🚫🙅‍♂️
(via @Chicago Bulls)
pic.twitter.com/0tUMy9BmFE8:57 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Some serious ball-watching by the Lakers on that Caruso offensive rebound. AK – 8:56 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
see, this is the Melo vs Lonzo match-up I want to see – 8:56 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Chaundee Brown gets his first career bucket and then immediately takes the charge 👏 pic.twitter.com/6ZvHlzDwnf8:55 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
A complete update and rundown of all the Bulls covid woes – from the “Final Four” of LaVine, Ayo and Co., to the guys that are back, coaches, etc … All in one click …
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/bulls/2021/12/…8:54 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Alex Caruso flex alert
(haven’t typed that since the Bobby Portis days) – 8:53 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Even Javonte’s misses are highlights…
@NBCSChicago | @Javonte Green pic.twitter.com/Hh88ODjJ258:52 PM

Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Vooch looking sharp and confident on both ends to start tonight. Monster block on LeBron James, then a clean-up dunk on the other end a few plays later. Already scored more in this first half than he did in that frustrating Miami game right before the outbreak shutdown. – 8:48 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Javonte Green 😳😳😳 – 8:48 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Javonte Green nearly had United Center losing their minds after a sequence in which he swats a lob attempt by Ellington, then looked like he was going to dunk on a putback over LeBron. But Vucevic got LeBron moments later on his own putback. – 8:47 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls have scored 13 pts off TOs already, midway 2nd. – 8:47 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Trevor Ariza hits a corner three on his first shot attempt, subbed out on the next dead ball. AK pic.twitter.com/XmgfDn4dY98:45 PM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
YEAH TA!!!! – 8:43 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Ariza for 3, Lakers and Bulls tied at 33… – 8:43 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
First FGA for Ariza … buries a 3.
Tie game at 33. – 8:42 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
For the first time in 12 years, Trevor Ariza hits the court for the Lakers 💜💛 pic.twitter.com/5WuiuHU9sV8:41 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Bulls call timeout after LeBron rolls down the lane past Coby White on a fast break dunk. Lakers kicking, down just two. – 8:41 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Lakers making a push with a LeBron at center lineup. Feel like we’ll see a lot of that for the next month. – 8:39 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Nice run from the Lakers, with a small group featuring LeBron, ‘Melo, Westbrook and Ariza plus Rondo, as they pull within 2 at 30-28. – 8:39 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
For someone who watched MJ get a lot of favorable calls in this building, that was a pretty spectacular travel from LeBron. – 8:38 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Anthony Davis says he is in good spirits because he avoided major injury nba.nbcsports.com/2021/12/19/ant…8:36 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Zo fadeaway off the tip!
@NBCSChicago | @Lonzo Ball pic.twitter.com/DLQ285yYDK8:35 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Could have been worse: Lakers down 28-22 to the Bulls. They’re clearly in a kind of disarray with lineups that have not played together at all, but the Bulls are not making them pay — probably because they’re playing their first game in a week. – 8:34 PM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
Finally seeing how some of you watch basketball in real time. Seeing the game within the game versus categories. Experience vs theory. – 8:33 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Zo leads us with 9 points in 1Q. pic.twitter.com/9mnLEB6Fjp8:33 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL, playing several lineups that have never shared the court due to all their health and safety protocol absences plus AD’s injury, had 6 turnovers to just 1 for the Bulls. LAL fell down by 10 late in the 1st Q before getting the final 2 buckets to trail 28-22 in Chicago. – 8:33 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls 28-22..Ball with 9. DeRozan with 6. Bulls 52% – 8:33 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Pretty solid 4-minute stretch from Alfonzo McKinnie, whose 10-day expires tomorrow. May not seem like much but when team is shorthanded and you can get a solid rotational turn from someone that was in the G League and signed via hardship, it’s a win. – 8:33 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
End of Q1, Bulls up 28-22…Turnovers hurting Lakers, already 6 total – 8:32 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Melo does not play as a screener. Whew. – 8:31 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Trevor Ariza is out there, a silver lining for the Lakers in an early train wreck of a game. – 8:29 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
DeMar DeRozan just named his NBA Mount Rushmore on this broadcast. Kobe, Shaq, MJ, Magic.
No LeBron. The mystery of why DeMar isn’t a Laker has officially been solved. – 8:28 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Raptors blog on the magic of Scottie Barnes and the idiocy of the Fred VanVleet/Westbrook aggregation: https://t.co/Da9kpdyhHQ pic.twitter.com/2ASrlfaupr8:25 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Caruso has praised Rondo often this season for how much he learned from playing with him.
Rondo rewards that by attacking Caruso for a hoop and stealing his entry pass. You know, competitive spirit stuff that Caruso loves and respects. – 8:25 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Come on DJ at least pretend to contest that Lonzo 3 – 8:22 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL got a 5-0 run out of a time out to pull within 1 at 12-11, before Chicago answered the push with a corner 3 from Lonzo, then a transition layup off LeBron’s 2nd TO.
LAL have 5 turnovers, and Chicago 0, as LAL trail 17-11. – 8:22 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Lonzo Ball got away with a double-dribble on that transition hoop. Heckuva strip from LeBron tho. – 8:22 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Back like he never left.
@NBCSChicago | @DeMar DeRozan pic.twitter.com/HEb9n2yL9i8:21 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The Bulls don’t even need to hunt for matchups because the Lakers have bad defenders everywhere. – 8:18 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
DeMar starts 3/3 from the floor 🔥 pic.twitter.com/5K9ymLKtIT8:17 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
DeMar DeRozan’s midrange jumper has exited the protocols. – 8:17 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Caruso contesting a LeBron shot hurts me in ways that I can’t fully express in 280 characters. – 8:14 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
These Bulls uni’s? Best in the city right now. – 8:12 PM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
Sunday whites – 8:11 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
This could be the starting five if Zach LaVine walks this summer. Just saying. Sneak preview? – 8:09 PM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
Chicago bulls theme song would have put me in the zone tonight. 😤😤 timeless. – 8:08 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls basketball time … Bulls win by 8, but won’t feel that close. DeMar has 26 vs. bum team. – 8:07 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Jason Kidd said that the Mavericks haven’t had a lot of face-to-face time since the practice on Thursday after the Lakers’ game. Coaches had zoom calls to devise strategies but no practice time as a team since Thursday. And stressing distancing is more important now than ever. – 7:58 PM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
It’s a marathon. Let’s go. – 7:55 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
IT Time ⌚️
#SuitingUpTogether | @ToyotaSocal pic.twitter.com/nmmtRU3Yml7:55 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
With 2 players, 2 assistants now on the COVID-19 list, Mavs are concerned their outbreak spread from Lakers: dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…7:48 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
“Who drains our first three: Zo/AC or another Bull?”
Answer right in the @ATT BullsIQ game found in the Bulls App and you could win a Zach LaVine city edition jersey! – 7:45 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Isaiah Thomas is starting for the Lakers tonight – 7:43 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Coach Fiz has the keys tonight. pic.twitter.com/nustYAkLth7:43 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Is Russell Westbrook a good fit for the Lakers?
ESPN/ABC Analyst Jeff Van Gundy tells @TermineRadio & @Eddie Johnson why you shouldn’t jump to conclusions on this summer’s blockbuster deal. #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/oNAPQ7AMcf7:38 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
So the Suns play the Hornets (Cody Martin), Lakers (Frank Vogel and 6 players) and Warriors (Andrew Wiggins) this week.
Feels like it’ll take a miracle for them to come out of this stretch unscathed – 7:36 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers starting lineup tonight is quite the adventure, with Isaiah Thomas drawing the nod in his second game since signing a 10-day contract pic.twitter.com/pitAaO0yYn7:32 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Isaiah Thomas gets the start tonight: pic.twitter.com/KNhOSc08Si7:31 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Westbrook, Thomas, Ellington, LeBron and Jordan start tonight. – 7:30 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Our starting 5 against the Lakers!
@FirstAlert | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com/XKRq1WRH2A7:30 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Anthony Davis, wearing a brace beneath his sweats on his left knee, said he’s fine mentally and ready to attack his rehab from an MCL sprain: “Obviously avoided a major injury, which has kinda got my spirits back up because I just didn’t know.” pic.twitter.com/IERjaQH1bv7:28 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Sunday Night Basketball
#LakeShow x @Bibigo pic.twitter.com/ygPUoBMYXp7:28 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Our new @ATT photo experience at the UC atrium = 🤯❤️ pic.twitter.com/IyTr0L3ysI7:25 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Anthony Davis, speaking to reporters for the first time since his knee injury in MIN: “I mean, mentally, I’m fine. I’m in good spirits, just being around the team. Obviously avoided a major injury, which has kind of got my spirits back up because I just didn’t know.” – 7:15 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Anthony Davis said that he’s glad he “Avoided a major injury … got good news that I avoided surgery,” but of course is frustrated that he’ll have to miss some time. He’s set to be re-evaluated in four weeks. – 7:01 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
DeMar’s back in the building 🙌 pic.twitter.com/1kQHojJnp16:50 PM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Very Very excited to see Trevor Ariza back Laker Fans… – 6:41 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
You better have a tight handle if either of these boys are guarding you. pic.twitter.com/Gv5KddEO5p6:40 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
David Fizdale on the Bulls: “You gotta get ready for waves of energy — and waves of skill… There’s no guy that they put out there that you can sleep on.” – 6:39 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Fizdale didn’t want to put expectations on Ariza in his first game tonight, but he could be a big help on the defensive end in particular tonight with the Lakers down so many defensive pieces (Davis, Howard, Horton-Tucker, Bradley, Reaves, Bazemore). – 6:39 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
David Fizdale said Trevor Ariza is active and will be in the rotation against Bulls tonight. It’s Ariza’s first appearance of the season – 6:35 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
David Fizdale will coach Lakers’ game vs Bulls with Frank Vogel entering the league’s health and safety protocols. Fizdale said Trevor Ariza will be in the rotation today, the first game he will play this season. – 6:34 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
David Fizdale, the acting coach tonight, says that Trevor Ariza will make his Lakers debut tonight in Chicago after missing the first two months of the season with injury. – 6:34 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
David Fizdale says that Trevor Ariza is active and will be in the Lakers’ rotation tonight, making his season debut. – 6:34 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
David Fizdale says Trevor Ariza is going to play in the rotation tonight. – 6:33 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
David Fizdale: “Trevor Ariza is active and will be in the rotation tonight.” – 6:33 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Trevor Ariza is available to make his season debut tonight in Chicago. – 6:33 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Billy Donovan said Troy Brown Jr. has experienced some COVID-19 symptoms. Added other guys in protocols have had mild, cold-like symptoms at worst – 6:22 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Billy Donovan said Troy Brown Jr. has experienced a symptomatic case of COVID-19. – 6:20 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Billy Donovan says there’s “no question” that the Bulls have taken hits to their conditioning and physical readiness after not playing all week. He says he wants them to “air it out” physically but safely. – 6:18 PM
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Another Bulls player has cleared health and safety protocols: Derrick Jones Jr. is available tonight – 6:16 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
LeBron but if he was Michael Jordan’s kid.
I’m absolutely HERE for the Charlie Woods era. – 6:15 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
This year’s @BMOHarrisBank x 1966 Artist Hat Series complete collection is available to purchase for the first time!
Grab yours at the @MadhouseStoreUC today or online with all proceeds benefitting Chicago Bulls Charities and Boxville. – 5:47 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls upgraded Derrick Jones Jr. to available vs. Lakers, per injury report. – 5:33 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Back to the grind.
⏰: 5 pm PT
📺: @SpectrumSN
📻: 1110 KRDC & 1330 KWKW
#LakeShow x @SociosHoops
on.nba.com/3yGJISE5:17 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Back at it tonight. It’s time for our @goaawol digital shirt toss!
RT now for a chance to win – the only way to get this shirt. pic.twitter.com/Oo3oUNhX9J5:14 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Lakers officially on bum-team alert, which marks the first time a LeBron James-led team is on bum-team alert, according to Cowley.com5:11 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Raptors 905, Toronto’s @nbagleague affiliate, is out of the G League Showcase in accordance with the NBA’s health and safety protocols and won’t play its two Vegas games.
That makes two teams out of 30 scheduled to compete here, along with the Windy City Bulls, to drop out. – 4:58 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Fred VanVleet delivered a subtle verbal jab at #Lakers star Russell Westbrook.
#NBA
sportscasting.com/fred-vanvleet-…4:45 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Finally back on the floor tonight!
@LiquiMolyUSA | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com/0hC6sTDMg64:30 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets guard Armoni Brooks, who was out in Detroit on Saturday, listed as questionable for tomorrow in Chicago. Green, Porter Jr. remain out. – 3:44 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr are out for the Rockets tomorrow in Chicago. Armoni Brooks is questionable – 3:42 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Big dunks, big shots, big blocks. Here are your Top Plays of the Week, presented by @MichelobULTRA. pic.twitter.com/Kd75GJ8DQb3:28 PM

Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
Chop wood, carry water – 2:28 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Raptors’ upcoming schedule:
Mon vs ORL – postponed.
Wed at CHI – Bulls have 4 players in protocols, last 2 games postponed.
Sun at CLE – Cavs have 7 players in protocols, next game postponed.
Tues Dec. 28 vs PHI – Sixers have 3 players in protocols, next game postponed. – 2:03 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Anthony Davis’ injury may force the #Lakers toward making a desperate trade.
#NBA
sportscasting.com/anthony-davis-…1:56 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
As the NBA postponed games today, here’s what’s happening in Chicago, where the Lakers and Bulls are still on for tonight at the moment: ocregister.com/2021/12/19/lak…1:54 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls-Lakers might be only game played tonight at this rate! Someone check again on the Lakers! – 1:10 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
At Bulls shoot, Alex Caruso confirmed his right hamstring has healed. Said it felt good going into Miami game, team’s week-long pause has helped his conditioning
“I’m really just looking forward to getting back to games, getting some kind of normalcy back into our routine.” – 12:58 PM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
You know who will be penalized when our product doesn’t perform… glad the boys toting the pigskin figured it out… – 12:53 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
nba.com/bulls/news/chu…. Your one stop source for @Chicago Bulls @nba news notes and scores – 12:38 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Cleveland-Atlanta is the NBA’s third postponement this season. Chicago had games with Toronto and Detroit postponed last week. – 12:22 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Some good news for Lakers viewers: TV play-by-play man Bill Macdonald will be back tonight after clearing health and safety protocols and rejoining the Lakers in Chicago. @John Ireland back on the radio with @Mike Trudell while @champagnennuts remains in protocols. – 12:20 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
While he remains out with a bone bruise in his right knee, Kendrick Nunn has been cleared from the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols, and is back with the team in Chicago. – 12:15 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The Lakers say that Kendrick Nunn has been cleared from the health and safety protocols. He has joined the team in Chicago. Nunn remains out with a right knee bone bruise. – 12:09 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Kendrick Nunn has been cleared from protocols and has joined the team in Chicago, the Lakers say. He remains on the injured list with a right knee bone bruise. – 12:09 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Lakers guard Kendrick Nunn has been cleared from health and safety protocols but remains out with a right knee injury. – 12:09 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers say Kendrick Nunn has been cleared from the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols. Of course, he’s still injured, so he doesn’t add to the Lakers’ healthy roster total. – 12:08 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Lakers: Frank Vogel, Kent Bazemore enter NBA’s Health & Safety Protocols sportando.basketball/en/lakers-fran…12:06 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1971, the @Los Angeles Lakers Wilt Chamberlain had 32 points and 34 rebounds in a 154-132 win over the Sixers.
Chamberlain, who was 35 years old at the time, is still the oldest player in NBA history to record a 30-point, 30-rebound game. pic.twitter.com/lJPuayKx5o12:01 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Available players for the Lakers include:
– Regular starters: LeBron, Westbrook
– Bench rotation: Ellington, ‘Melo
– Out of regular rotation: Rondo, Jordan
– Two-way @SouthBayLakers players: Brown and Huff
– Ten-day hardship exception: Thomas – 11:55 AM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Alex Caruso sent thoughts to Frank Vogel and the rest of the Lakers currently in COVID-19 protocol during availability this morning: “Hopefully everyone that’s in protocol is feeling alright and if not they get healthy soon.” – 11:50 AM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Frank Vogel enters NBA COVID-19 protocols, will miss Lakers-Bulls nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…11:43 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Perhaps you’ve heard people talking about the NBA’s new, Wilson basketballs?
I went to Chicago to see where the tannery where leather is processed, the R&D center where players’ feedback was baked into the design and why it all comes down to feel:
https://t.co/JV8UR5AqLC pic.twitter.com/Fg4WVrhRGU11:42 AM

Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
The Bulls are back to shoot around ahead of tonight’s game. Derrick Jones, Jr. is participating after clearing protocols and being listed as questionable to feature against the Lakers. pic.twitter.com/OFZVF6FbfP11:38 AM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
BREAKING: Lakers’ Frank Vogel enters NBA health and safety protocols, David Fizdale to coach Sunday vs. Bulls
https://t.co/6eJbyqMXps pic.twitter.com/pKBqAPgZm011:36 AM

Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Back in the building for Bulls shootaround pic.twitter.com/Ur5ozMiy5m11:36 AM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Derrick Jones Jr. is getting shots up with Javonte Green after Bulls’ morning shootaround. DJJ is out of protocols, but questionable vs. Lakers as he reconditions – 11:34 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Lakers coach Frank Vogel is now in the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols, as is Kent Bazemore. David Fizdale assumes head coaching duties in Frank’s absence. – 11:31 AM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Kessler Edwards! Chaundee Brown! David Duke Jr! Jay Huff! Nets-Lakers next on ABC’s Christmas Day showcase! – 11:30 AM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Lakers coach Frank Vogel has entered health and safety protocols, per @Shams Charania.
David Fizdale will serve as acting coach tonight vs. Bulls. pic.twitter.com/dQLliahybg11:29 AM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
No Frank Vogel tonight. David Fizdale will take those duties … ie ….assist LeBron! – 11:29 AM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers coach Frank Vogel has entered NBA health safety protocols, the team announced. Also, Kent Bazemore has entered the health and safety protocols. Assistant David Fizdale will assume head duties for the interim, the Lakers said. – 11:24 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Frank Vogel has entered the NBA’s Health & Safety Protocols.
Assistant Coach David Fizdale will assume head coaching responsibilities at this time.
Meanwhile, Kent Bazemore has also entered health and safety protocols. – 11:15 AM
Josh Martin @LonzoWire
Our best bet and prediction for Wednesday’s Bulls vs. Lakers game, with odds from @Tipico Sportsbook. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2021/12/19/bul…11:14 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Frank Vogel has entrees the health and safety protocols and David Fizdale will coach tonight in Chicago, the Lakers say. Also, Kent Bazemore has entered the protocols as well. – 11:12 AM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Lakers coach Frank Vogel has entered health and safety protocols, team says. David Fizdale will serve as acting coach tonight vs. Bulls. – 11:12 AM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers say Frank Vogel and Kent Bazemore have entered health and safety protocols. David Fizdale will serve as head coach for however long Vogel is out. Lakers play Bulls tonight. – 11:11 AM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Stars in COVID protocols right now:
Trae Young
James Harden
Zach LaVine
Kevin Durant
Giannis Antetokounmpo – 11:03 AM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
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Josh Martin @LonzoWire
All you need to know ahead of Sunday’s Bulls vs. Lakers game. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2021/12/19/bul…10:57 AM
Josh Martin @LonzoWire
All you need to know ahead of Sunday’s Bulls vs. Lakers game. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2021/12/19/bul…10:56 AM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Fred VanVleet: My teammates don’t give me the Westbrook-treatment for triple-doubles sportando.basketball/en/fred-vanvle…10:44 AM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
AND WE BACK.
📺: @NBCSChicago
📻: @670TheScore pic.twitter.com/3QetXBmp4210:00 AM

Trey Kerby @treykerby
The Chicago Bulls play today. pic.twitter.com/WjJ7VtbxZf9:56 AM

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