CHICAGO, IL—The Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 14-point deficit, defeating the Chicago Bulls 96-90 on Wednesday, November 30.
Julius Randle scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds for Los Angeles, who improved to 4-6 on the road this season. Randle gave the Lakers their final lead of the game with a tie-breaking layup with 45.1 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
Lakers head coach Luke Walton was complimentary of his team, who has won two of their last three games.
“Our guys have proven that when their backs are against the wall they can step up for a challenge,” Walton said after the game. “They did it tonight. That’s a great win against a very talented team.”
Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson each scored a team high 18 points while coming off of the bench. Larry Nance Jr. added 12 points and 11 rebounds.
The Lakers starting backcourt of D’Angelo Russell (left knee) and Nick Young (strained calf) remained inactive due to injury.
Former Bull’s player Luol Deng had 10 points and eight rebounds against his old team. The 14-year veteran spent the first 10 seasons of his career with Chicago.
Jimmy Butler led the Bulls with 22 points, four rebounds and two assists. Dwayne Wade recorded 17 points and six assists for Chicago, who is now 10-7 on the season. Rajon Rondo had 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists, while Robin Lopez added 10 points and nine rebounds.
The Bulls will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in their next game on Friday, December 2.
Los Angeles is now 10-10 overall and will continue a four game road trip with a matchup against the Toronto Raptors on Friday, December 2.