CJ McCollum shines as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Chicago Bulls



The New Orleans Pelicans led by CJ McCollum registered a big win against the Chicago Bulls as they won by the score of 126-109.

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New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum (3) plays against the Miami Heat in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)

CJ McCollum scored 25 points and led the way for his team to overcome a very good team in the Chicago Bulls as the Pelicans look to build up momentum for the play-in tournament.

Apart from CJ, Devonte Graham was on fire as well as he dropped 30 points while Valenciunas had a big night as well as he scored 16 points and recorded 19 rebounds as well which were crucial for his team.

After this win, The Pelicans improve their record to 31-42 and are currently tied with the same record as the Los Angeles Lakers who most likely will be their opponents in the play-in tournament.

The Pelicans will be facing the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday which will be a very big game for both teams as that will be a preview of what can be a very big game in the play-in tournament.

CJ McCollum has been on an absolute tear since his arrival in New Orleans and will be looking to continue this run of form to help his team reach the playoffs.

What is happening with the Chicago Bulls?

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The Chicago Bulls who had a very strong start to the season this year are falling apart since the all-star break. They are unable to get results against good teams which will be a major concern for them as playoffs are approaching.

In the loss against the Pelicans, Demar DeRozan was not playing but Zach Lavine put on a show as he scored 39 points but they were not enough to help his team get the win.

The Bulls are in desperate need of Lonzo Ball who has missed too many games due to a knee injury and in his absence, this team is nowhere as good as it was at the start of the season, and with playoffs approaching fast, Lonzo’s return will really help the team.

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