WATCH: Brotherly Violence Ensues as Bulls’ Lonzo Ball Gets Elbowed in the Neck by LaMelo Ball

Published 11/29/2021, 10:08 PM EST

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The Chicago Bulls take on the Charlotte Hornets for the second time this season. While both teams are good , the tussle to look out for is a sibling rivalry. LaMelo Ball and Lonzo Ball battle it out in this contest.

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Now, it seems that the younger LaMelo got the better of his elder sibling despite being the one to commit the foul. Likewise, Lonzo was left in total shock.

The Hornets have emerged as an exciting young team in the NBA. Former Rookie of the Year, LaMelo Ball is quickly climbing up the ranks in guards for the league.

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His competition in the league is his elder brother, Lonzo Ball. Lonzo made his move to the Chicago Bulls this season and his improvement in shooting is on full display.

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However, what happens when the two brothers clash? It seems LaMelo gets the younger brother privilege against his sibling.

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Ball brothers battle it out in Bulls-Hornets matchup

With the Hornets having the lead in the second quarter, LaMelo brought the ball up. Likewise, his brother Lonzo accepted the challenge of guarding him. While putting him in a cage, LaMelo got his brother with an elbow.

While the Bulls guard pleaded for a foul, the referee saw it the other way. They called the foul on Lonzo, which left him and the Bulls coach in shock.

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Since then, the Bulls have taken over the game. They went off towards the end of the second quarter as center Nikola Vucevic hit his shots. They are sitting on a comfortable lead of over 20 points heading into the fourth quarter.

With the battle of the brothers, both are playing their roles to the best point. Lonzo Ball has his shooting boots on going perfect from downtown so far while priding himself on his defense.

On the other hand, LaMelo Ball is struggling to score but has been performing on all other counts. However, he did not fail to give Lonzo a lesson by draining a step back triple on him.

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While the Bulls cruise to victory, Terry Rozier seems to be the only threat in their way. He is shooting lights out and is the one hope for the Charlotte Hornets to get back in the game.

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Do you think they can complete this impossible comeback? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.
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