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Luol Deng is known as a premier NBA defender, but the Chicago Bulls small forward has been torched by the NBA's top No. 3s this past month.
Against Kevin Durant in a 92-78 April 1st loss, Deng allowed Durant to take over the game. The Oklahoma City Tunder's superstar compiled 26 points (11-of-16), 10 rebounds and four assists while sitting out the entire fourth quarter.
The New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony had an even better time against Deng.
On Easter Sunday, Anthony proved that he's one of the NBA's elite players by tattooing Deng for 43 points (16-of-31) with seven rebounds and three assists. Anthony also held Deng to 3-of-10 shooting in the first half.
Anthony had another solid game on Tuesday with 29 points (11-of-19), five assists and four steals.
LeBron James always seems to do well against Deng, as the two-time MVP scored 30 points (11-of-24), grabbed six rebounds and dished five assists in Thursday's 98-86 Bulls win.
While Deng is a great small forward, he is nowhere near Anthony, Durant and James in talent. These three could torch Deng and subsequently the Bulls come playoff time.