Zach LaVine recorded 19 points (8-22 FG, 1-7 3PT, 2-5 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals, and a block over a team-high 39 minutes in Thursday's 103.93 loss to the Hornets.
LaVine has been on a tear the last couple of months but his 19 point performance on Thursday was his second-lowest output of the new year. LaVine took public offense to his lack of All-Star consideration and that chip on his shoulder may have fueled him to start off 2020. Since January started he has been averaging 28.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.6 blocks. With the Bulls' season being all-but-mathematically-over and LaVine showcasing that he was worth an All-Star spot, he may start to regress a bit as the season moves forward. With nothing to prove and no chance of playoffs the Bulls will face off against the Suns on Saturday night.