Bulls players debated boycotting practice in wake of 56-point loss

Thursday, 13 Dec, 2018

While Horford and Baynes remained questionable for Monday night, Guerschon Yabusele left the game with a sprained right ankle and could be out for a while. "If he's not ready to go, we're not going to press the issue - not less than 30 games into the season".

The Boston Celtics were without four key players against the New Orleans Pelicans, with stars Kyrie Irving, Al Horford and Gordon Hayward all out for the game.

Before Monday's game, Boylen said everything was fine and he would continue to push hard. "That's something we talked in there as a team, and that's something we need to fix".

However, the Pelicans are looking to bring in another blockbuster signing in the second half of the season to improve their fortunes on the court. "The great teams I've been on, the best players are coached by the head coach every day". The fact New Orleans has played more games (29) than any other team in the league, and hasn't had more than one day off between games since November 10, hasn't helped matters.

The Chicago Bulls' players didn't want to practice following Saturday's 56-point loss to the Boston Celtics, but new coach Jim Boylen and his staff insisted on it. "I saw the doctors afterward and they said AC joint or something going on there, but I'll be all right".

"I think as guys have gotten more comfortable playing together and the ball is going in a little bit more, you feel a little bit better about yourself", added Stevens. But we still have to find a way to win.

Davis scored 41 points at the Celtics on Monday night and the home supporters cheered his name as they tried to convince him to sign for their team. "Hopefully a couple more days, and we can put it behind me".

The schedule has also been helpful for the Celtics, who are at the tail end of a 15-game stretch in which they are facing just one team (the Pistons this Saturday night) with a winning record. Then I left, got some food, and as I was getting some food (the expecting mother) texted me. With the Celtics putting out a weakened squad, this is a good chance for the Pels to get a big win.

50-38: New Orleans lead in points in the paint. In the five games its starting lineup has played - Payton, Jrue Holiday, E'Twaun Moore, Mirotic and Davis - the Pelicans are 5-0. When asked about it, Boylen said he had no problem with players reaching out to players association officials.

The Pelicans have alternated wins and losses over their last eight games. We were in the playoffs together previous year.