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DeRozan calling on Bulls to turn things around: 'Enough is enough'

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Following Tuesday's 126-98 blowout loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan is calling on his team to turn its fortunes around.

Chicago is now 3-9 in its last 12 games after a sizzling start to the season. More importantly, the 42-30 Bulls are 0-16 against the top-three seeds in both conferences.

"At some point, we got to get tired of getting our butt kicked like this," DeRozan said, according to The Athletic's Darnell Mayberry. "That flip has to switch of understanding, 'Alright, enough is enough.'"

Chicago has dealt with a lot of injuries this season. Lonzo Ball has been out since Jan. 14 due to a torn meniscus. Fellow guard Zach LaVine continues to play through chronic knee pain, while second-year forward Patrick Williams recently returned from a five-month absence after breaking his wrist. Additionally, defensive stalwart Alex Caruso missed 13 games with a foot sprain before sitting out another 22 contests due to a fractured wrist.

But despite that, DeRozan said finding a solution to their struggles is the Bulls' ultimate goal.

"We've got to adopt that mindset of understanding the last couple of weeks have been tough for us," DeRozan said. "How do we change that around and use that as a benefit for us? It's on us to figure that out."

Chicago sits fifth in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls are currently one game ahead of the sixth-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers and two games up over the seventh-seeded Toronto Raptors.

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