The Bulls didn’t have Kris Dunn, Lauri Markkanen or Nikola Mirotic.
The Trail Blazers had C.J. McCollum.
And for one quarter, that was enough.
Heck, McCollum needed only three to score his career-high 50 points.
McCollum set a Trail Blazers franchise record and Bulls’ opponent franchise mark with a 28-point first quarter, outscoring the Bulls by nine by himself in the opening period. The Bulls’ 24-point deficit after one quarter tied another franchise low point, and they ultimately lost their fifth straight, 124-108 at Moda Center.
McCollum’s career-best night marked the first time a Bulls opponent scored 50 or more points since the Bucks’ Michael Redd did so...