Thursday , Nov , 27 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Chicago Bulls Team Report – November 27

=== Chicago Bulls Team Report – November 27 ===

(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls lost to the San Antonio Spurs, 109-98,
on Wednesday at SBC Center.

Eddy Curry and Lonny Baxter each scored 19 points for the Bulls, who have lost
seven straight games. Jamal Crawford had 12 points and seven assists in the
loss, Chicago’s fifth straight against the Spurs.

Earlier in the day, the Bulls stated that Scott Skiles agreed to a deal to
become the team’s next head coach and the official announcement will come on
Friday. Skiles will succeed Bill Cartwright, who was fired on Monday after the
Bulls got off to a 4-10 start. Pete Myers was named the club’s interim coach
and he has began with an 0-2 mark after also losing to Dallas on Tuesday
night.

San Antonio led by five at the intermission, but opened up a 12-point edge at
61-49 on Tim Duncan’s basket midway through the third quarter. The margin grew
as high as 14 points later in the frame and the Spurs enjoyed a 75-63 lead
after three periods.

Chicago trailed 83-72 early in the fourth, but it then used an 8-0 run, capped
by Donyell Marshall’s three-pointer, and climbed within 83-80.

However, San Antonio would not allow the game to get any closer.

The Bulls are off until Monday when they host the Milwaukee Bucks.

CHI