DeRozan leads Chicago into matchup against San Antonio
San Antonio Spurs (22-35, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (36-21, second in the Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Monday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: DeMar DeRozan leads Chicago into a matchup with San Antonio. He ranks third in the NBA averaging 27.7 points per game.
The Bulls are 21-8 in home games. Chicago is seventh in the league averaging 112.3 points and is shooting 48.2% from the field.
The Spurs are 11-17 on the road. San Antonio is second in the NBA scoring 53.4 points per game in the paint led by Jakob Poeltl averaging 11.3.
The two teams play for the second time this season. The Spurs defeated the Bulls 131-122 in their last matchup on Jan. 29. Dejounte Murray led the Spurs with 29 points, and DeRozan led the Bulls with 32 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: DeRozan is averaging 27.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Bulls. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 23.7 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.
Murray is averaging 20 points, 8.4 rebounds, 9.3 assists and 2.1 steals for the Spurs. Keldon Johnson is averaging 18.9 points over the last 10 games for San Antonio.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 6-4, averaging 121.3 points, 44.2 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 5.9 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 52.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.2 points per game.
Spurs: 5-5, averaging 118.3 points, 41.7 rebounds, 30.4 assists, 8.4 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points.
INJURIES: Bulls: Javonte Green: day to day (foot), Patrick Williams: out (left wrist), Alex Caruso: out (wrist), Zach LaVine: day to day (knee), Lonzo Ball: out (knee).
Spurs: Zach Collins: out (ankle), Keita Bates-Diop: out (face), Romeo Langford: out (trade).