Windy City Bulls Fall to Memphis Hustle Despite Late Surge
By Windy City Bulls Staff /March 16, 2023
The Windy City Bulls, presented by BMO, the NBA G League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, lost to the Memphis Hustle 116-112 Wednesday night at NOW Arena. Windy City was led by Chicago Bulls Two-Way forward Terry Taylor with 25 points on 11-for-14 shooting from the field.
Chicago Bulls Assignment center Marko Simonović finished with 21 points and eight rebounds. Forward Henri Drell chipped in 18 points, six rebounds and four assists.
The Bulls were down nine at the end of the first quarter after a 35-point quarter from Memphis. At halftime, Windy City trailed 68-56 despite Taylor’s 19 first-half points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field.
Memphis’ lead ballooned to 20 points entering the final period, but the Bulls rattled off an 18-0 run during the fourth to get within two points of the Hustle with just over five minutes left to play. But Windy City’s late surge came up just short, falling to Memphis by four.
Memphis was led by guard Dakota Mathias with 25 points. Hustle Forward Mattew Hurt chipped in 20 points and guard Adonis Arms finished with 15 points.
With the loss, Windy City fell to 15-13 in the regular season, while Memphis improved to 20-6.
Next up, Windy City takes on the Delaware Blue Coats at NOW Arena on Saturday, March 18. The game is slated to tip-off at 5:00 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on NBAGLeague.com and will air on NBC Sports Chicago following the Chicago Bulls game that evening.