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CHGO Bulls Podcast: DeMar DeRozan vs Giannis and Billy Donovan shortens the bench

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April 21, 2022

The guys discuss DeMar DeRozan’s dominant performance matched up with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Billy Donovan’s shorter bench in the Bulls’ Game 2 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. DeRozan hit 8 of his 9 shots with Giannis as his primary defender on Wednesday night on his way to a playoff career-high 41 points. Will Giannis and the Bucks be more aggressive with DeMar in Game 3? Also, the Bulls reserves played significantly fewer minutes in Game 2 than in Game 1. Should we expect to see a continuation of that trend as the series shifts to Chicago? The guys weigh costs and benefits of Billy leaning on his starters for extra minutes vs using bench-heavy lineups for longer stretches. They wrap up the show discussing the flawed and overused trope of Zach LaVine not being a “team first” player. Mark K joins Matt, Big Dave and Will for all these topics and more.

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