Lakers star LeBron James still feeling ‘bouncy,’ plans to finish season strong

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LeBron James threw down a reverse alley-oop off the backboard and it was beautiful

Chicago is 13th in the East with a 19-49 record. The second-year forward couldn't answer the bell in LA's last two games, and his availability tonight was very much up-in-the-air as of this writing.

In their last matchup on January 15, the Lakers won 107-100.

DeMar DeRozan scored 16 of his team-high 33 points in the first quarter and LaMarcus Aldridge had 10 of his 28 in the third to lead visiting San Antonio past Dallas. They fell behind as many as 20 points before mounting a comeback, with James leading the charge and Kuzma chipping in during a big third quarter.

Tuesday's win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Lakers.

With some solid additions in free agency to add experience to the Bulls' roster and shore up point guard and general depth issues, Wojnarowski said that he believes that the Bulls can be "challenging for a playoff spot in the East as soon as next year". "When things are going easy it's fun for everybody, you're winning games, but where you really show what you're made of and where you really get growth is when times are tough". Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had one of his best games of the season, as he scored 24 points on 7-for-11 shooting from the field.

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Then something finally start to click for the Lakers. But what everyone will be talking about from this game was four points in particular, which came via two electric dunks.

In spite of all the bad news circulating the Lakers, James achieved an incredible milestone Wednesday night against the Nuggets.

PG: Kris Dunn SG: Zach LaVine SF: Otto Porter Jr.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls sprung to life with five wins during a six-game stretch, but they've cooled off with four losses in their last five games and they will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after Sunday's 131-108 road loss at Detroit.

Collectively, the Bulls need to sport a hardnosed firmness, establishing a will to be physical and dogged at both ends of the floor. "They'll get an opportunity to learn, and I get an opportunity to play with them, so we can take that out of it for sure".

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