10 Observations: Bulls stay hot with win over LeBron James, Laker

first Bulls game without Torrey Craig. Craig provides 3-and-D services on the floor and is a familiar locker room voice. 

 LeBron James and Anthony Davis were game-time decisions for Wednesday's game. Both made the starting lineup and were available to play.

James & Co. drew a large crowd at the United Centre on Wednesday. Laker fans packed the stadium, which appeared to be sold out. 

James debuted against the Bulls 20 years ago today. (Details forthcoming.) He scored 32 points, 6 rebounds, and 10 assists on 11-of-22 shooting in 42 minutes. He had two blocks and steals.

 The Bulls were defeated 9-4 by James and Anthony, who scored all their points. The Bulls quickly responded, outscoring the Lakers 33-22 in the first quarter.

Caruso has made great strides offensively. We know he shot better from 3 points. His 45% clip from that range this season shows that. But he's making his own.

Davis left the third quarter after colliding with Coby White under the rim. He was questionable for this game due to an ankle injury.

Also See: 

Why Pats can't afford for Belichick decision to be a drawn-out process