Lowry's shooting 3/8, Amir 0/4, still, Raptors up 6. JV/JJ/Ross picking up slack. Valanciunas w/ 14 FGA at half, 2 shy of career-high
Raptors just 7 assists on 23 FGs. But up 66-60, 6/11 3FGAs. VAlanciunas 16p, Ross/J.Johnson 12p each. Butler 15p for Bulls.
Thibodeau technical with 32.2 seconds left in 1st half. If not for that, Raptors would only have had 65. 66-60 Toronto at halftime. Whew!
Lowry, quiet for most of the half, scores the Raptors' last 6 points and gives Toronto a 6-point lead at the break. Raps: 48% FG, 6/11 3P
Raptors lead 66-60 at the half. Valanciunas, James Johnson and Ross 16-for-25 from the field. Rest 7-for-23
Raptors lead 66-60 at the half.
Raptors up 66-60 at the half. Defense optional.
With Raptors leading 57-56 late in first half, Golden State and Oklahoma City asking how they score so much in the East
Lowry/Amir Johnson: 1-for-9, 4 points. Other 3 Raptors starters (Valanciunas, JV, Ross): 15-for-24, 37 points. Raps by 5, 3:07 left in half
These Raptors looking more like Jurassic Park ones than Barney the Dinosaur guys we are more familiar with. 50-41 Tor w/6:22 left in 1st
Ex-Bull James Johnson w/ 10 pts for Raptors. This is his 2nd start of season. Landry Fields was starter until getting concussion 2 games ago
Bulls matching point for point, 33-33, in wild first quarter with Raptors. Raptors loosening up in warmer Chicago
Valanciunas' career-high, FGA in game: 16. He's 5/12 after 1Q, 11p, in Chicago. Raptors 33, Bulls 33.
Tied at 33 after a quarter. Neither coach pleased. Raptors again having issues on defensive boards.
The Raptors have 23 in the fist six minutes of this game. They're doing whatever they want offensively right now.
Raptors establishing Valanciunas early, smart. But Bulls looking to get him in foul trouble at other end.
Pregame Raptors C Dwane Casey said he's had a "man-crush" on Jimmy Butler for a while. There's one possible East All-Star reserve vote.
Dee Snider -- yes DEE SNIDER -- sang (or rather screamed) the anthems at Raptors-Bulls; a moment in anthem history, indeed
The @raptors are now 9-3 without DeMar DeRozan in the line-up.
Bulls starters: DRose, Butler, MDJ, Pau, Noah. Raptors: Lowry, Ross, James Johnson, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas.
108 of Raptors 228 pts (47%) over last 2 games have come from the bench. Toronto ranks 3rd in bench scoring (40.0). 19-3 when they score 30+
At United Centre again. I’m sure the Raptors will turn in a better performance than the Leafs did last night. Always good to see the Swirsk.
Raptors have been held under 100 points just 5 times in first 28 games. The first of those games: a 100-93 loss to Chicago Nov. 13