Chicago received Golden State with the desire to make up for the painful loss suffered against Brooklyn, but not only did they not succeed, I continue that they also found themselves scared to see one of their stars, Zach LaVine, leave the court shortly after start the match due to a left knee injury.
The Bulls All-Star player was only on the floor for four minutes. As Billy Donovan explained after the match, LaVine felt some discomfort in his joint going into the fight for an offensive rebound. He wanted to continue playing, but as the discomfort did not subside, he opted for caution and left the track when there were still 8:24 left to finish the first quarter.
On the extent of the injury, the head coach of the Bulls announced that the guard he would not travel to Boston to face the Celtics and that he is scheduled for an MRI to find out exactly what the problem is.“The MRI will tell a lot once it is done. I am not going to sit here and speculate on whether to be more or less worried, “he stresses.
Without guaranteeing anything, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN He anticipates that in the Illinois organization there is confidence that it is not a serious illness. That impression is based in part on the player simply feeling discomfort.
Although it is a shock – it is what it seems at the moment – it is impossible not to remember the tear that LaVine suffered in February 2017 in the anterior cruciate ligament of the same knee. That injury marked the end of his season months before signing with Chicago, a team with which he would debut in January 2018; that is, 11 months later.
Returning to the present, LaVine’s loss was a decisive blow for the Bulls against the Warriors. At halftime they were losing 47-78 and boos were even heard at the United Center. The situation did not improve at the end of the clash, when the electronic reflected a 96-138 in what is Chicago’s worst defeat so far this year.
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