Zach LaVine carries the ball for the Chicago Bulls
The Bulls’ Zach LaVine was the leading scorer on the night with 30 points

An all-star crowd at the Accor Arena in Paris saw the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 126-108 on Thursday.

The French capital hosted the first NBA game in Europe since 2020 as the Bulls dominated throughout, with Zach LaVine top scoring with 30 points.

Musician Pharrell Williams, footballer Gerard Pique and Formula 1 drivers Pierre Gasly and Charles Leclerc were among the crowd.

DeMar DeRozan added 26 points while the Pistons’ Bojan Bogdanovic scored 25.

DeRozan had missed the previous three games with a quad strain.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old French prodigy Victor Wembanyama, who is expected to be the first pick in this year’s NBA draft, was one of the star attractions watching from the stands.

More to follow.



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