Blog: Jazz Embarrassed By Bulls In Chicago

Nov 6, 2023, 8:19 PM | Updated: Nov 7, 2023, 12:12 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz were blown out once again on the road in their 130-113 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

Lauri Markkanen scored 29 points to lead the Jazz.

The Bulls were led by Zach LaVine who had 24 points.

First Quarter

The emphasis on moving the ball was apparent early in the game as the Jazz pushed the ball around the perimeter leading to open shots for Jordan Clarkson and John Collins.

Lauri Markkanen is showing more confidence taking contested threes against smaller opponents.

The Jazz shot 4-5 from downtown in the first four minutes of the game.

Will Hardy switched up his rotation pulling John Collins off the floor at the first substitution. So far this season Walker Kessler was the first sub in favor of Kelly Olynyk.

Kris Dunn is back in the rotation after sitting on Saturday in the loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Jazz gave up a 16-4 run as soon as the first subs came into the game.

After one the Jazz trailed the Bulls 37-32.

Second Quarter

Talen Horton-Tucker and Dunn committed six turnovers in their first 15 minutes combined without dishing out an assist.

The Bulls were one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the NBA entering Monday’s game but knocked down nine of their first 18.

Clarkson’s poor shooting to open the season continued as he began the game 2-9 from the floor and 1-7 from three.

The Jazz turned the ball over 14 times in the first half leading to 23 points from the Bulls.

At the half, the Jazz trailed the Bulls 66-52.

Third Quarter

The Jazz turned the ball over three times in the first three minutes of the half and found themselves down 20 early in the third quarter.

Hardy pulls both Clarkson and Horton-Tucker in favor of Sexton and George. 

Kessler had his second-best game of the season against Chicago scoring ten points, grabbing 13 rebounds, and blocking four shots through the third quarter.

George needs to be far more defensive with his dribble as he got ripped by Javon Carter and Andre Drummond against the Bulls two days after getting ripped by Mike Conley in Minnesota. 

After three the Jazz trailed the Bulls 98-78.

Fourth Quarter

Markkanen has been the Jazz’s only real threat to start the season. He knocked down five threes midway through the fourth to cut the deficit to 17.

After averaging nine made threes per game heading into Monday the Bulls connected on 18-34 from downtown.

Hardy went to his deep bench with four minutes left to play.

The Jazz fell to the Bulls 130-113.

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Ben Anderson is the Utah Jazz insider for KSL Sports and the co-host of Jake and Ben from 10-12p with Jake Scott on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. Find Ben on Twitter at @BensHoops or on Instagram @BensHoops.

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