Luol Deng returned to the court against the Charlotte Bobcats last night. He only played 31 minutes, which is really low considering he usually plays the entire game except for maybe 3o seconds. In his return, he scored 12 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. But, Jimmy Butler, who equally played the same amount of minutes, led the team in scoring from off the bench. Butler had 19 points and 6 rebounds, while shooting 70% from the field. Joakim Noah had another double-double with 13 points, 18 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 blocks. Nate Robinson also provided a lift from off the bench with 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 blocks. This season Nate has had a total of 6 blocks, which is impressive because the point guard is only listed as 5’9″. It’s no secret that Nate Robinson has hops.
During their first match-up, the Bobcats beat the Bulls by 10 (91-81). But, this time the Bulls got a little revenge beating the Bobcats 93-85 in the United Center.
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