Bulls rally past LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs in second half
LaMarcus Aldridge continued his dominant play Saturday.
The Spurs did not, especially in the second half.
Despite Aldridge’s 29 points, the Bulls rallied and defeated the Spurs 98-93 on Saturday at the AT&T Center. The loss broke the Spurs’ winning streak at four games.
The Spurs had a 21-point lead, but were dominated in the third quarter and couldn’t get their offense going in the fourth as the Bulls rallied.
Thursday, Aldridge scored 27 points — and hit his first 3-pointer of the season — on 12-of-14 shooting in a 125-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. He was just as good Saturday, scoring six of the Spurs’first eight points.
The Spurs couldn’t finish, only scoring 31 points in the second half.
Marco Belinelli scored 17 points. DeMar ReRozan added 21 and Rudy Gay had 12.
On Nov. 26, the Spurs barely escaped the United Center with a 108-107 victory over the Bulls. It started the Spurs’ worst stretch of the season where they lost four of five, three of them coming by at least 30 points.
This time, the Bulls finished the rally. Kris Dunn led the Bulls with 24 points and hit a dagger in the final 10 seconds to lift Chicago to the win.