The Chicago Bulls left San Antonio on Friday night disappointed, falling to the Spurs, 129-124.
The loss stung a little more than usual as Gregg Popovich and the Spurs played spoiler to DeMar DeRozan’s historic feat, becoming the 50th player to join the 20,000-point club.
DeRozan dueled with former teammate, Keldon Johnson, both finishing the game with 33 points to lead their teams.
Andre Drummond added a double-double off the bench with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Coby White scored a season-high 19 points off the bench as well.
Check out the player grades from Friday night’s loss below.
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DeMar DeRozan: B+
DeMar DeRozan joined the 20K-point club in Friday night’s loss on his game-tying high 33 points on 11-of-20 shooting and 11-of-12 from the free throw line. Deebo attacked the cup at will but without Zach LaVine playing, the brut of the offense was placed on his shoulders with little help from his fellow starters.
Nikola Vucevic: C
Friday night’s loss was by far Nikola Vucevic’s worst game of the early season, finishing with just 9 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists on just 4-of-13 shooting from the floor.
Ayo Dosunmu: C+
Ayo Dosunmu finished with 12 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 assist on 5-of-10 shooting in Friday’s loss. Dosunmu left the game for a period after hitting his head on Keldon Johnson’s knee on a fall, speaking for his only 20 minutes played.
Patrick Williams: B-
Patrick Williams finished with 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 3 steals in 20 minutes on Friday. This marks the second-straight game that Williams has scored in double-figures, which is a promising sight as he struggled in the first few games of the season.
Alex Caruso: C
Alex Caruso finished with just 3 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal on Friday. Caruso has struggled shooting to start the season, shooting just 34% from the field and 31% from downtown. Luckily for Caruso, he does much more than just score the basketball to keep him on the floor.
Goran Dragic: B
In Friday’s loss, Goran Dragic finished with 9 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 assists. The Bulls’ bench unit has been great to start the season and that’s led by Dragic’s play and leadership.
Andre Drummond: A
Andre Drummond is showing why he said during training camp that he believed he was still a starter in this league. On Friday, Drummond finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals. You could argue he’s been the most consistent Bull so far this season as he knows his role and plays it well.
Coby White: A
Coby White had his best game of the season on Friday, scoring a season-high 19 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal on 7-of-14 shooting from the floor. With Zach LaVine out, White stepped up to the plate and scored the ball well.
Javonte Green: B
Javonte Green finished with 6 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 block in Friday night’s loss. Green is a lot like Caruso in that he does a bit of everything on the floor and almost always leaves a positive impact on the team, whether he’s scoring or not.
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