HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — The Windy City Bulls (13-16), presented by BMO Harris Bank, the official NBA Development League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, exploded for 47 points in the fourth quarter, rolling past the Grand Rapids Drive 131-114 Tuesday night at the Sears Centre Arena en route to a third straight victory.
Jarell Eddie scored 21 of his season-high 31 points in the fourth quarter to lead Windy City. Alfonzo McKinnie (20 points, 13 rebounds) and Will Bynum (13 points, 11 assists) each earned a double-double while Portland Trail Blazers assignee Jake Layman added 19 points.
Grand Rapids (16-17) received a game-high 35 points from Jordan Crawford and teammate Kevin Murphy tallied 34 points and eight rebounds.
The first half featured four lead changes before Windy City took a 55-53 advantage into the locker room at the break.
The Bulls pushed out to an 81-68 lead on a three-point shot by Tim Quarterman with 3:44 left in the third quarter but Grand Rapids clawed back into the game, pulling within 94-93 with 9:13 to play in the fourth quarter. The Bulls responded, as Eddie converted on all six of his three-point attempts in the final quarter leading Windy City to a third straight victory.
The win avenged an earlier loss to the Drive this season, as Grand Rapids previously knocked off Windy City 121-91 on December 14.