Lauri Markkanen scored his season high with 33 points as the Bulls beat the Knicks 122-119 Wednesday night. Nikola Mirotic sat out his second consecutive game with an illness. Chicago snapped a four game losing streak in New York and a two game skid over all. Zach LaVine schedules to make his Bulls debut Saturday against Detroit. He has been recovering from ACL surgery.
It’ll be the Marlins hosting the Cubs in this year’s Major League opener March the 29th. It’s the earliest start in the sports history. Every team is scheduled to play the same day for the first time since 1968.
The Blackhawks and Coyotes have worked out a four player trade that sends Anthony Duclair to Chicago. Blackhawks receive defenseman Adam Clendening and sent Richard Panik to Arizona. 25 saves in net for Anton Forsberg and a goal for Brent Seabrook but the Minnesota Wild shut down the Blackhawks 2-1 last night. With that loss Chicago is two points behind the Wild in the western conference standings.