DeRozan has a career-high 40, but misses two free throws with 45.4 left. Harden and Amir Johnson to jump it up.
DeRozan nearly missed entire backboard on a drive. Got just enough for rebound to fall to Amir Johnson for a layup and 2-pt lead, 1:54 left.
As has become the routine, Harden defending power forwards again tonight. First Patterson, now Amir Johnson.
I still remember Amir Johnson's career game in Kobe Bryant's return from Achilles rupture two years ago.
That Amir Johnson drive, basket and 3-point chance fairly well representative of very flat defensive effort thus far from Bulls.
Lance Stephenson has the same numbers of 3s as Amir Johnson (14) and fewer than bigs LaMarcus Aldridge, Darrell Arthur, Trevor Booker, etc.
Four Raptors under the basket, including Jonas Valanciunas and Amir Johnson, and Russell Westbrook emerges with the offensive rebound.
Amir Johnson has played the first 10:58 of the game. That has to be his longest stretch to start a game in a good, long while.
Vasquez working well with Amir Johnson in pick-and-roll. Might be unintended pro of moving Amir to bench eventually.
If Sacramento can't add a stretch four, they'd like to add a power forward like Amir Johnson, but it's unlikely Toronto will move him.