NBA Paris Game 2023: Bulls is very easy
For the first time since 2020, the NBA packed its bags here Paris for a regular season game between Pistons for Bulls. opportunity for Killian Hayes (4 points, 8 assists) playing at home, in front of his family and a crowd behind him.
But it is difficult for the French leader to resist the popularity of this team Chicago, pushed all evening by a crowd basically won over his cause. The galvanized Illinois players did not miss to start the match with a bang, taking a quick ten-point lead in the first half with the momentum of the match. Nikola Vucevic (16 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists), then DeMar DeRozan (26 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists) and Zach LaVine (30 points).
despite the efforts of Bojan Bogdanovic (25 points), Detroit It was too limited collectively tonight to hope to compete over time in this game. Much to the chagrin of the crowd who were hoping for a completely different performance from the one-sided match (126-108) at the Accor Arena…
WHAT TO REMEMBER
— A one-sided match like “Poisonous Gift”.. As we know, the NBA fears more than anything to see a significant difference in the scoreboard when exporting its “product”. Unfortunately, this is the scenario that the public witnessed at the Accor Arena. Aggrieved by their inability to make baskets, the Pistons quickly chased the score against this Bulls, who knew where to go down the field to score. This delay, the Detroit players, of course, tried to fill it, but Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan and the entire Chicago staff followed the grain. Fairer, more reliable, stronger.
— Nikola Vucevic steals the show from Killian Hayes. In this duel between Francophones eager to shine in Paris, it was the Bulls team that had the upper hand compared to the leader of the Pistons. Perfect for getting his team going in the first period, the Montenegrin controlled his back and punished his teammates’ defensive mistakes just short of the basket. He was a little more reserved after halftime, and while he still couldn’t hit the 3-point mark, he still had a double-double. As the Frenchman rips himself from head to toe…
— A shower of stars in Paris. Magic Johnson, Tony Parker, Victor Wembanyama, Joakim Noah, Ben Wallace, Richard Hamilton, Pharrell Williams, Lil Baby, Cyril Gane, Aya Nakamura, Aurelien Tchouameni, Pierre Gasly, Charles Leclerc, Teddy Riner, Kevin Mayer, Este Verat, Osteban , Gerard Pique and Khaby Lame. Saying that the NBA wants to make a big splash for this event, inviting a number of personalities for the event. After all, this is the purpose of these postponed meetings…
✅ The DeRozan/LaVine duo. For the rematch, DeMar DeRozan did what he does best, which is to score. Very clean, let the game come to him and had fun in his preferred zone, the mid-range. He was selfless enough to throw the ball to his teammates when the opposing defense was tight on him. Especially when Zach LaVine, the author of the big third quarter, provided the show, helping Chicago to widen the gap even more. It wasn’t an All-Star pairing by accident, and the Pistons realized it.
✅ Bojan Bogdanovic. The Croatian, featured in the transfer rumor package, has once again shown that he deserves the interest of all these teams. The Pistons’ offensive leader, though aggressive, did his best to keep the Michigan franchise on its toes in each half. Outside of Hamidu Diallo, or even Saddiq Bey, Jaden Ivey or Jalen Duren consistently, he has long lacked offensive support, and that’s partly what explains Detroit’s failure.
⛔ Killian Hayes. Tony Parker had asked him to provide assurances before the match, but the French unfortunately did not stand out: 2/13 from shots, including 0/6 from 3 points. We haven’t seen him have much success offensively, despite his good passing and good shifting. It got worse after halftime as he completely disappeared during the game. Therefore, the meeting was missed for him to return to France.
Detroit (12-36) : Milwaukee reception, Monday through Tuesday night (01:00).
Chicago (21-24) : Atlanta reception, Monday through Tuesday night (02:00).