Houston Chronicle

SCOUTING THE BULLS

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The Bulls had lost four straight by four or fewer points, including consecutiv­e games in Los Angeles against the Clippers and Lakers, before building an 18-point lead in Dallas on Sunday with a 40-point second quarter. … The Bulls have seven players averaging double-figure scoring, led by Zach LaVine career-best 26.9 points per game on 48.6 percent shooting. … The Bulls average 18 turnovers, second most in the NBA, and committed 24 on Friday but cut that to just 14 on Sunday. … Forward Lauri Markkanen had 29 points and 10 rebounds Sunday, both season highs. … Coby White’s 6.1 assists per game lead the Bulls and rank third among second-year players. … Averaging 34.5 points off the bench, the Bulls’ reserves scored 61 points Sunday in Dallas.

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