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Chicago Bulls Team Report – February 21

=== Chicago Bulls Team Report – February 21 ===

(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls host the surprising Memphis Grizzlies
tonight at the United Center.

The is the second and final meeting of the season between the two squads. On
January 15, Memphis defeated the Bulls, 108-93, at The Pyramid.

The Bulls were defeated by the Sacramento Kings, 91-83, on Friday in front of
their home crowd. Jamal Crawford paced the Bulls with 23 points in defeat, as
Chicago had a two-game winning streak snapped. Eddie Robinson came off the
bench to net 16 points and Kirk Hinrich added 15.

Sacramento went up 78-72 with 8:38 remaining in the game on a Jabari Smith
layup. But the Bulls scored the next five points to pull within one.
However, the they couldn’t get any closer, as the Kings used a 9-4 run over
the next 4:15 to go ahead 87-81.

Hinrich answered with a jumper on Chicago’s next possession, but Darius
Songaila beat everyone to a rebound attempt and tipped in a Mike Bibby miss
with 26 seconds left to put Sacramento up 89-83.

Tyson Chandler attempted an off-balance three-pointer, but missed badly and
Bibby grabbed the loose ball. He was immediately fouled and converted both
free throws to close out the scoring.

Chicago is 2-18 when it allows at least 100 points this season.

The Bulls are 10-18 at home this season.

The Grizzlies have won two straight over Chicago. The home team has won the
last seven meetings in this series.

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