The Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-108 Thursday evening on the again of DeMar DeRozan’s 37-point efficiency.
With the efficiency, DeRozan joined Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and James Harden on a listing of the one gamers in NBA historical past to attain 35+ in eight straight video games.
Bogdan Bogdanovic led all Hawks scorers with 27 on 11-24 taking pictures.
Tristan Thompson – who simply signed with the Bulls – performed an efficient 13 minutes, posting 11 factors and 6 rebounds.
However the Bulls wouldn’t have been within the sport with out DeRozan; who Thompson referred to as “MVP” after the sport.
This season, DeRozan is averaging 28.3 factors, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.1 assists on 52%/35%/86% taking pictures splits.
There’s little doubt about it: DeRozan is a reputable contender for MVP – particularly if the Bulls maintain on to the highest spot within the Japanese Convention.