Observations: Markkanen returns, Bulls squander 22-point lead – NBC Sports Chicago
For the first time since Jan. 10, the Bulls played a basketball game. In the first of a two-game road blip, they surrendered a 22-point second-half lead to the Thunder in Oklahoma City, falling 127-125 in overtime.
Heres what stood out:
Lauri Markkanen returns
After a seven-and-a-half game absence due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols (close contact), which was preceded by a calf contusion, Markkanen returned to the Bulls starting lineup Friday.
He played an active 15 first-half minutes. In…