Jan. 17 was not a good night for Chicago's NBA and NHL teams.
The Chicago Bulls (27-15) lost their fourth straight game, 119-106 to the Memphis Grizzlies (31-15) in Tennessee. After snacking on teams with weaker records, the run against the league's better teams has proven to be brutal for Chicago. However, the Bulls were short-handed.
"We never lost hope," said Coby White, who had 16 points starting again with rookie Ayo Dosunmu, as Lonzo Ball and Zach LaVine were out injured, according to NBA.com . "We [felt] we could fight our way back like we did against Boston, but we can't have those lapses, especially against a really good team like them."
DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls with 24 points and, on his 22nd birthday, Dosunmu had his second straight double-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and five steals.
Next, the Bulls face Cleveland at the United Center on Wed., Jan. 19.
In Seattle, the Chicago Blackhawks (15-18-6) lost to the Kraken (11-23-4) 3-2 in overtime at Climate Pledge Arena.
Even though their four-game win streak ended, the Blackhawks gained a point, NHL.com noted.
Dominik Kubalik scored in his third straight game and Brandon Hagel notched his 10th of the season in regulation. Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 stops in the first 60 minutes of play and another three in overtime.
Chicago next returns home to host the Minnesota Wild on Friday, Jan. 21, at the United Center.