Dosunmu set Bulls rookie record in career night vs. OKC


Ayo Dosunmu didn't just score a career-high 24 points in the Chicago Bulls' 111-110 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday.

He also made a bit of history in the process.

Dosunmu, making just his eighth NBA start, converted his first nine field-goal attempts of the game without a miss, breaking Orlando Woolridge's record of eight consecutive makes to start a game by a Bulls rookie.

"I didn't know what I was," Dosunmu said after the game. "I knew I didn't miss a shot, but I didn't know what was the exact percentage." (Meaning, of course, the exact number of shots he had made.)

With those nine makes, which included three 3-pointers and four midrange pull-ups, Dosunmu matched his previous career-high of 21 points, which he set Jan. 15 in Boston.

Then, after a rare miss, he got to 24 with this 50-foot heave at the third quarter buzzer:

"I felt like I was in a good zone offensively and defensively, and I just wanted to continue that," Dosunmu said. "I think at times when you're in a zone and then you celebrate too much you could easily take away that takeover, the zone you're in, so I just tried to stay laser-focused."

Dosunmu finished with 24 points, eight assists and a 10-for-14 shooting line, which included 4-for-6 from 3-point range (another career-high). He also capably checked Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander at the defensive end.

It's another chapter in a stellar rookie season for Dosunmu, who the Bulls must feel blessed to have found with the 38th pick of the 2021 draft.

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