Andre Drummond’s entry into the Chicago Bulls was courtesy of Nikola Vucevic, who sustained a strained groin. His average per game comes to 13–14 minutes. Andre gives his best in the limited window he gets, the most recent one coming against the Atlanta Hawks, where he has set a record for his side.
Andre bagged 24 points and 25 rebounds, along with 2 blocks and 3 steals. He is now the sixth player in NBA history to have achieved this feat. Others on the list are Hakeem Olajuwon, Roy Tarpley, and Charles Barkley, to mention a few. He is also the first since December 15, 2006, a time when Ben Wallace had a minimum of 25 rebounds in the game.
Drummond has said that he takes every basketball game as it comes with the mentality of being a good teammate. This works with detachment from the thought that he is a backup. For Andre, it is all about being positive and supporting teammates, adding that everything is reciprocated once he is on the court.
That is indeed true, as evident from statements by Billy Donovan, Coach. Billy has appreciated his contributions to the team by saying that he is awesome and that he has done well in his career. Billy has added that Andre is of high caliber, which makes him an ideal candidate to have more minutes in the game.
According to sports news, Donovan has emphasized that Drummond has made significant sacrifices and worked diligently to stay prepared for every basketball game.
As for the event between the Bulls and the Hawks, Chicago had an edge right from the beginning. The side inched 28 nets against 17 by the opponent. The United Center came to its feet when Atlanta made a strong comeback in the following quarter, just before ending the first half. Their tally for the selected time was 39 points, as Chicago rallied behind with 22 points.
What followed was a reasonable dominance, enough to keep the team alive throughout the remaining run time. The Bulls accumulated 33 and 35 points in the third and fourth quarters, respectively. The Hawks were restricted to 29 and 28 points in the same order. Both sides landed the final tally of 118 and 113.
DeMar eventually scaled up to post 25 points under his name with 6 assists and 2 rebounds. For 19 points each, Coby White and Ayo Dosunmu came after Andre. Compared to that, the Hawks spread their efforts across the line-up led by Trae Young for 21 points. Bogdan contributed 22 points with 1 assist and 3 rebounds.
Overall stats for the basketball game are closer. The Bulls have 7/25 three-pointers, and the Hawks have 13/46 in the same segment. Field goals are 42/92 and 41/89, respectively.
The Chicago Bulls will next meet the Pacers, while the Atlanta Hawks will lock horns with the Kings.