Paul Sullivan: Benching Zach LaVine wasn’t Billy Donovan’s best decision, but the Chicago Bulls coach will have to live with it

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After shooting 2-for-17 in the Chicago Bulls’ 87-80 win over the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 30, 1998, Michael Jordan shrugged it off. “It was a bad night. A bad night on the job,” he conceded afterward. ”I just take it as that. If I could explain why it happened, I could have corrected it as the game went along. … You don’t want to have bad nights like tonight. But it happens. No excuses.” Everything went wrong for Jordan, but the Bulls won the game in Oakland, Calif., taking the pain out of one of the worst offensive performances of his career. And by that point of the season, with the B…

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