Monday, July 13, 2015

Recap: Bulls 84, Timberwolves 71

Both the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves have to feel confident with their first-round draft selections through two days in the Las Vegas Summer League.
22nd overall pick Bobby Portis starred in his NBA debut Saturday, scoring a game-high 23 points on 9-for-14 shooting from the floor and adding seven rebounds for the Bulls.
Though his 27 minutes were the least of the five Chicago starters, Portis was easily the most efficient player for Chicago as they beat the Timberwolves, 84-71.
First overall selection Karl-Anthony Towns scored nine points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked two shots Saturday for Minnesota, adding to his 12 point, three board debut Friday. The 19-year-old center faced double teams throughout the evening, but managed to shoot 4-for-11 from the field.
24th pick Tyus Jones scored 14 points on 4-for-8 shooting and was 6-for-8 from the free throw line.
Second-year swingman Zach LaVine scored 20 and forward Adreian Payne had 16 for Minnesota, who shot just under 32 percent as a team for the field. Bulls sophomore Doug McDermott, who saw limited playing time last season as a rookie, posted 20 points on 9-for-16 shooting, and added five rebounds.
Chicago (1-0) returns to action Sunday against the Toronto Raptors at 6 p.m. ET. Minnesota (1-1) faces Utah on Monday at 10 p.m. ET.

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