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Chicago Bulls (22-29)


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W 117-104
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CHI 34 - 38 MIL
2nd Qtr 4:53
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Bulls G Ball to have knee surgery, sidelined 6-8 weeks

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to be out six to eight weeks, the team announced Thursday.

Ball has missed three games since a 42-point loss to Golden State last week. Coach Billy Donovan said Wednesday the team had switched up his treatment, hoping he would avoid surgery, after he didn't respond well to the initial regimen. Ball had the same knee scoped in 2018 when he was with the Lakers.

Acquired from New Orleans in a sign-and-trade deal, Ball has been a major contributor in Chicago's rise to the top of the Eastern Conference. He is averaging 13 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists. A disruptive defender on the perimeter, he is sixth in the league in steals at 1.8 per game.

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Leaders
Points: DeMar DeRozan25.7
Rebounds: Nikola Vucevic11.1
Assists: Lonzo Ball5.1
FG%: Zach LaVine49.1%
Steals: Alex Caruso1.96
Blocks: Nikola Vucevic1.17
Defense (Rank)
Points: 108.8 (16)
Rebounds: 44.3 (14)
Assists: 24.1 (17)
FG%: 46.3% (21)
FT%: 80.4% (30)
3P%: 36.0% (24)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 111.2 (9)
Rebounds: 42.5 (29)
Assists: 24.2 (13)
FG%: 47.5% (1)
FT%: 81.0% (4)
3P%: 38.8% (1)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
Chicago 28 15 .651 --
Milwaukee 28 19 .596 2.0
Cleveland 27 19 .587 2.5
Indiana 17 29 .370 12.5
Detroit 11 33 .250 17.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/20/2022 Devon Dotson Waived
1/19/2022 Malcolm Hill Signed for the Rest of the Season Two-Way Contract
1/14/2022 Malcolm Hill Signed to 10-Day Contract
1/12/2022 Jordan Bell 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
1/12/2022 Mac McClung 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/19/2022 Zach LaVine Sore left knee
1/16/2022 Lonzo Ball Knee
10/29/2021 Patrick Williams DIslocated left wrist
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