Jimmy Butler scored 39 points to lead the Bulls to a 117-110 win over the Pelicans. Bulls have won four straight games. Bulls improve to 38-39. The Bulls played a great first half as they led 63-47 going into halftime. They shot 56% percent and made four threes. They had 17 fast breaks points and 22 bench points. Jimmy Butler already had 25 points, four rebounds, three assists, and was 5 for 7 from the free throw line. Bobby Portis played very well as he had 13 points and nine rebounds going into the third quarter. Bulls playing inspired, unselfish basketball. They played for each other in the first half.
The second half was no different. Bulls played a great game. Bulls continued to play unselfish basketball as they have won five of their last six games. Jimmy Butler made 14 of 26 shots, including all three of his 3-point shots. Bobby Portis added 21 points and 11 rebounds. Rajon Rondo had 10 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, and 3 steals. Joffrey Lauvergne came up huge as he scored 15 big points. Bulls have hit at least 10 3s in franchise-record 7 straight games now. The Bulls are alone in 7th, a game ahead of Pacers and Heat, one behind Atlanta. Five games left. Next Bulls game is against the Knicks on Tuesday.