Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while applying for maybe the best journalism job out there…. Mike Dunleavy, Chicago Bulls. Don’t make Mike Dunleavy angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. Dunleavy had no points in the first half before Chandler Parsons caught Dunleavy just above the eye with an…
Its Rockets head coach Kevin McHale is looking for a lone culprit in Houstons 111-87 loss to the Bulls at the United Center, Chandler Parsons elbow would be a good place to start. After Mike Dunleavy Jr.s right eye was victimized by his Rockets counterpart, the veteran sharpshooter returned to the game with a vengeance Thursday night. When Parsons accidentally elbowed him in the second quarter, a gory scene ensued, with Dunleavy immediately rushing to the locker room, where he got 10 stitches before returning to start the second half. Dunleavy keyed a 16-0 Bulls run to start the period, blowing open what was a 50-42 game at the intermission, effectively ending the contest.
The Rockets didn't have a lot of fight in them during their 111-87 loss at Chicago on Thursday night, although they did bloody their opponent. With the Rockets down just 29-24 early in the second quarter, Chandler Parsons took a pass at the free throw line on the fast break, then went crashing into Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy, Jr. The shot went in, but while it didn't appear that Dunleavy was set and that he initiated the contact, Parsons was hit with the offensive foul and the basket was waved off. Dunleavy immediately put his hands on his head, then rose to his feet. Dunleavy made his way to the Bulls bench, put a towel on his head and headed straight for the locker room.
CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy left a trail of blood when he headed off the court and into the locker room in the second quarter. When Dunleavy returned to the game after getting 10 stitches above his right eye, he seemed to have a better view of the basket. Playing with a large bandage of his eye, Dunleavy scored 18 of his team-high 21 points in the third quarter, leading the Bulls to an easy 111-87 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night at the United Center. The gash on Dunleavy's forehead came when he successfully took a charge from Houston forward Chandler Parsons.