The Chicago Bulls have fought through a ton of injuries this season. Zach LaVine missed over a month, Torrey Craig is out with a long-term ailment, and Nikola Vucevic also missed some games. Add in the fact that they started the season at 5-14, and it’s impressive they’ve managed to climb into the race for the Play-In Tournament.
Chicago has won six of their last eight games and currently sits at 21-23 on the season. Unfortunately, LaVine is now slated to miss 1-2 weeks of action with an ankle sprain, meaning the Bulls will have to once again make do without him in the lineup.
Despite that, they picked up a big 125-96 win over an injury-riddled Memphis Grizzlies squad on Saturday night. After the game, Patrick Williams spoke about the importance of resilience and togetherness while battling through injuries.
“You just find a way,” Williams said via ESPN. “The end goal is to win the game (no matter) who’s playing, who’s not playing. That’s your job as a team, that’s your job as a player is to win games. We’re all trying to find a way to do that. Would love to have him here. Can’t wait ‘til he gets back. But we’ve got to hold down the fort.”
Williams had a nice night against the Grizzlies. He put up 15 points, five rebounds, two steals, and one block while shooting 4-of-11 from the field and 3-of-7 from behind the three-point line.
However, while Williams played well, it was a team effort that helped the Bulls to a win on Saturday. Seven different players finished with 10 or more points.