Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Matthew SchmidtFeatured ColumnistJanuary 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Jimmy Butler
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Jimmy Butler had 26 points and 10 assists, Pau Gasol posted 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls routed the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-91, at the Staples Center on Thursday night, sending the Lakers to their eighth straight loss.

This game turned into a blowout rather quickly, with the Bulls jumping out to an early 30-12 lead.

Chicago led 32-15 by the end of the first quarter, and it extended its lead to 58-40 at halftime.

The Bulls would actually win every quarter in this contest.

Butler and Gasol were nothing short of terrific, demonstrating remarkable chemistry and working the high-low game masterfully.

Derrick Rose was spectacular, too, scoring 16 points off 7-of-11 shooting and making some highlight-reel passes.

Chicago shot 50 percent as a team.

Jordan Clarkson led Los Angeles with 16 points.

Otherwise, offense was tough to come by for the Lakers, who shot only 37.8 percent.

The Bulls also outrebounded LA, 51-40.

Next up for the Bulls is a road meeting with the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Lakers will take on the very same Clippers on Friday.