Schroder, Vucevic deliver for Lakers, Bulls

2021-04-18T09:29:26+00:00 2021-04-18T13:34:10+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

18/Apr/21 09:29

The Bulls bounced back to wins while the Lakers bested the team with the top record in the NBA.

By Eurohoops team /

Dennis Schroder stepped up with 25 points, eight assists and six rebounds to help the still ailing Los Angeles Lakers beat top-placed yet shorthanded Utah Jazz 127 – 115.

It was one of the top all-around performances by Schroder this season despite some troubles from the 3-point line (1-6). The German guard also had two blocks in the 39 minutes he played.

Ersan Ilyasova had his best game as a Jazz, scoring a season-high 20 points and getting five rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic added 19 points on 5-15 shots for Utah that was without Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Mike Conley.

The Chicago Bulls snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 106 – 96 behind Nikola Vucevic’s 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Lauri Markkanen contributed 16 points plus six rebounds, Daniel Theis scored eight points and Tomas Satoransky had seven points for the Bulls. Isaiah Hartenstein finished with four points and six rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench for the Cavs.

Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and eight rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Milwaukee Bucks 128 – 115 on the road.

Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 28 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in his second game since his return to action.

The rest of Saturday’s results and Euro scorers:

Washington WizardsDetroit Pistons 121 – 100 (Alex Len eight points, Deni Avdija three points/five rebounds, Deividas Svyridis two points)

Phoenix SunsSan Antonio Spurs 85 – 111 (Dario Saric two points)

Boston CelticsGolden State Warriors 119 – 114