Chicago Sports Recap: 3/8/23

Chicago Bulls   Chicago Bulls 117 – Denver Nuggets 96

Highlights:  Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and 15 rebounds, Zach LaVine scored 29 points on 12-of-18 shooting and the Chicago Bulls gave their playoff hopes an unexpected boost with a 117-96 victory against the Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. It was Vucevic’s 40th double-double of the season, the third-most in the NBA. LaVine is averaging 34.8 points in Chicago’s last four games. With the win, the Bulls moved within a game of the Washington Wizards for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with 16 games remaining in the regular season. The victory was just the fourth in the past 13 games for Chicago. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 3 – Detroit Red Wings 4

Highlights:  The Chicago Blackhawks lost to the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 at Little Caesar’s Arena on Wednesday night. The Wings came out aggressive and had the better chances early but Alex Stalock and the Hawks weathered the initial push. Detroit took back-to-back penalties 15 minutes into the first period which gave the Hawks 47 seconds with a 5-on-3 advantage. They weren’t able to convert as the first penalty expired, but during the remaining power-play time, Andreas Athanasiou and Lukas Reichel worked a nice give-and-go for a clean zone entry and Reichel set up Taylor Raddysh with a saucer pass that Raddysh one-timed past Red Wings goalie Ville Husso. Read more at:  (

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