Fast-Break Recap: Chicago Bulls 102, Charlotte Hornets 97

Game 9: Chicago Bulls (6-3) defeat Charlotte Hornets (4-5), 102-97

November 13, 2015


Quick Take

Unlike last Tuesday, Friday night’s game was nowhere near one-sided. The Bulls-Hornets game, for the most part, was a close one. The Bulls went on a 9-0 run to open the fourth quarter, but they couldn’t hold onto that big lead for the remainder of the game. That, however, didn’t stop the Bulls completely. They remained ahead — albeit just by a small margin — and sealed the game by playing aggressively, drawing fouls and making free throws.


Player of the Game

Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler led all scorers besides Nicolas Batum — who had 28 for Charlotte — with 27 points off of 8-for-16 from the field and 11-of-14 from the charity stripe. He, however, was unable to make any of his four three-point attempts. But he also added five rebounds, four assists, one steal and a block in 38 minutes.


Key Numbers

The Bulls found most of their offensive success in the paint, scoring 32 points in the paint to the Hornets’ 22 points in the paint. It proved to be a factor in the Bulls’ win considering they only went 4-for-16 on threes and turned the ball over 10 times — four more than the Hornets.
To put it simply, the Bulls dominated on the board by winning the rebounding battle 57-45, which is what should be expected of a team with a frontcourt lineup of Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic and Joakim Noah.


Looking Forward

The Bulls will have the weekend off and then return to the court Monday night to face the Indiana Pacers at the United Center for a 7 p.m. central game.


Ashley is the owner/editor of The Bulls Charge. Follow her on Twitter at @wijangco12.


Ashley Wijangco

<p>Ashley Wijangco is the owner and editor of The Bulls Charge. She is currently a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in news-editorial journalism, minoring in public relations, and earning a SportMedia certificate with the hopes of becoming a professional sports writer or a sports media professional.<br />  <br /> Born in Chicago and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Ashley grew up as a Bulls fan, eventually becoming a die-hard fan. Her passion for the team then inspired her to pursue a career in sports media, an area she has been involved with since 2012 when she began writing and live-tweeting games for FanSided’s Bulls site, Pippen Ain’t Easy. She is also Kirk Hinrich’s biggest fan and refuses to stop supporting him no matter how unproductive he has become.<br />  <br /> Aside from The Bulls Charge, Ashley is also the co-editor-in-chief for Illio, her school’s yearbook and a columnist at Hoops Addict, a basketball website.</p>

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