The Windy City Bulls pulled off the upset and defeated the Oklahoma City Blue 88-78 at the Sears Centre Arena. It was their second win of the season and their first victory since their first game of existence on Nov. 11th.
Spencer Dinwiddie, who has been the Bulls most consistent player, was at it again, with an 18 point, 10 assist effort and added six rebounds as well. There were a few moments when he dished it off mid-shot, which was something he did several times in the NBA.
It’s Dinwiddie’s second double-double of the season as he continues to shine as the Bulls’ biggest star so far. The game against the Blue was also his second 20 point effort of the season as well, as he has carried a ton of the scoring load.
Before Dinwiddie however, it was J.J. Avila who was red-hot scoring 13 points by the end of the second half. Avila would finish the game with 20 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.
He fell just short of a double-double in the season opener of the inaugural season. In that game against the Long Island Nets, Avila had 21 points and nine rebounds.
Former Chicago Bull Jannero Pargo led the Blue in scoring, coming off the bench with 20 points. After draining multiple shots in a row during pre-game warm ups, Pargo was ready to roll, and he didn’t disappoint.
Reggie Williams joined Pargo, as well as two others, who had double-digits in the points category to help give the Blue a seven-point lead at halftime. Williams had 16 but only made six of his 20 shot attempts.
D-League Player of the Week, center Dakari Johnson was quiet scoring wise, dropping 12 points for the game. However, with 11 rebounds, Johnson finished with a double-double, to help boost the Blue’s chances at their sixth win.
However, the Bulls came out red-hot in the third quarter, to outscore the Blue by nine points as they took a two-point lead going into the fourth. Big buckets by Thomas Walkup and Alfonzo McKinnie pushed the lead to double-digits for the Bulls making it a 67-57 advantage.
From there, it was all Windy City, as the Bulls would go on to defeat the Oklahoma City Blue by a final score of 88-79. This is the Bulls first win since the historic opening night, while the Blue lose their first game since their season opener.
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