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Michael Mulford

Player grades: DeRozan, Bulls outlast Markkanen, Jazz in Utah

The Chicago Bulls outlasted the Utah Jazz on the road on Monday, 114-107, to spoil a revenge game from former Bull Lauri Markkanen.

Chicago outscored Utah by 13 points, 33-20, in the third quarter to bounce back from a seven-point deficit at halftime to help lead them into the fourth quarter with a lead.

DeMar DeRozan led the way for the Bulls with 26 points, four rebounds, and six assists on 9-of-20 shooting from the floor and 8-of-9 from the free throw line.

Zach LaVine added 20 points, six rebounds, and five assists on a team-high +11 in 34 minutes of action.

Check out the player grades from Chicago’s road victory against Utah below.

DeMar DeRozan: B+

DeRozan led the way for Chicago with 26 points, four rebounds, and six assists on 9-of-20 shooting from the field and 8-of-9 from the free throw line, including scoring 22 of his 26 points in the second half and 10 in the fourth quarter.

Zach LaVine: B

Zach LaVine finished Monday’s win with 20 points, six rebounds, and five assists on 7-of-20 shooting and tied for a team-high +11. LaVine struggled from the field but attacked the cup well, hitting 5-of-6 free throws.

Nikola Vucevic: B

Nikola Vucevic finished with 16 points, nine rebounds, and two assists on 8-of-17 shooting. Vooch dominated the first half, scoring 14 of his 16 points in the first 24 minutes before DeRozan took over in the second half.

Ayo Dosunmu: B-

In Monday’s win, Ayo Dosunmu finished with eight points, four rebounds, and three assists in just over 21 minutes of action. Dosunmu played just nine minutes in the second half as Coby White caught fire off the bench.

Patrick Williams: C

Patrick Williams was a non-factor on Monday, finishing with five points and five rebounds in just under 25 minutes. Williams only got four shots off in the game and didn’t make much of an impact on either end.

Alec Caruso: B-

Alex Caruso finished with five points, six rebounds, two assists, and one block in 26 minutes off the bench on Monday. Caruso did a good job defending Jordan Clarkson of the Jazz, helping force him to shoot just 3-of-15 from the field.

Goran Dragic: B-

Goran Dragic played just 14 minutes in his second game back from injury, finishing with seven points, two rebounds, two assists one steal, and one block. The veteran guard is still finding his groove after missing few games with a shoulder stinger.

Coby White: A

Coby White was huge off the bench for the Bulls on Monday, finishing with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field and 3-of-5 from 3-point range. When White is scoring efficiently like this, the Bulls’ bench unit is on another level.

Andre Drummond: B+

Andre Drummond did Andre Drummond type things on Monday, finishing with another double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds in just under 15 minutes.

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