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Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors Pick & Prediction APR 8TH 2021

FinishedTV: NBCS-CH | TSNAmalie Arena Tampa

575Chicago Bulls
576Toronto Raptors

OP
0
223.5
CU
-5 -102
221.5o -111
ML
-190
165
Partials
1 2 3 4
33 31 33 25
27 24 28 34
Score
122
113
Recap

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Chicago vs. Toronto Recap APR 8TH 2021

Norman Powell had 20 points off the bench and Serge Ibaka added 16 points and eight rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors defeat the visiting Chicago Bulls 112-103 Tuesday night.

The victory salvaged the final game of a three-game homestand after the Raptors had lost the first two.

Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry each added 14 points for the Raptors while Pascal Siakam had 13.

OG Anunoby had 10 points for Toronto before he groggily left the court with assistance with 4:10 to play in the game after a collision under the defensive basket.

Wayne Selden scored 20 points for the Bulls. Shaquille Harrison added 15 points and Ryan Arcidiacono scored 13, Antonio Blakeney had 11 and Lauri Markkanen, Robin Lopez and Brandon Sampson had 10 each.

The Bulls have lost two in a row after winning the previous two games.

The Raptors have won all three games played so far this season against the Bulls.

The Raptors led by as many as 20 points during the third quarter before taking a 13-point lead into the fourth quarter.

Blakeney's 3-pointer cut the Toronto lead to 10 with 10:14 remaining. Two free throws by Anunoby increased the lead to 17 and Ibaka's 11-footer increased it to 19 points with 4:58 to play.

The Raptors led 26-18 after the first quarter with Ibaka's driving layup topping off the scoring.

The Raptors led by 13 when Anunoby made two free throws with 10:41 left in the second quarter.

Lowry's 3-pointer nudged the lead to 14 with 6:25 to play in the half.

The Raptors led 56-41 at halftime after Powell completed the scoring with a 3-point shot.

The Bulls made 12 turnovers leading to 14 Toronto points in the first half. The Raptors made six first-half turnovers leading to four points.

Lowry's 3-pointer gave the Raptors a 20-point lead with 5:53 remaining in the third quarter.

Blakeney's 11-foot jumper had the Bulls within 14 points with 1:30 left in the third.

The Raptors led 85-72 after three quarters.

The Bulls played without Kris Dunn (back strain) and Zach LaVine (right thigh contusion, right patellar tendinitis).

--Field Level Media

 

Lauri Markkanen, Coby White and Daniel Theis came off the bench to provide double-figure scoring performance Thursday night as the Chicago Bulls used superior depth to thrash the short-handed Toronto Raptors 122-113 in Tampa, Fla.

Starters Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic led seven Bulls in double figures with 22 points apiece as Chicago won its third straight overall and second in a row to open a five-game trip.

With its second win over Toronto, the Bulls clinched the three-game season series despite a career game from the Raptors' Chris Boucher, who almost single-handedly kept the hosts in the game with 38 points and 19 rebounds.

LaVine completed a double-double with a game-high 13 assists for the Bulls, who had opened their trip with a 113-97 win at Indiana.

Markkanen contributed 18 points, White 15 and Theis 14, helping Chicago run up a 47-20 scoring advantage off the bench.

Theis also found time for a team-high 10 rebounds, while Patrick Williams added 11 points and Thaddeus Young 11 points and nine rebounds in starting roles.

Toronto led by as many as nine early in the game before Chicago grabbed the advantage for good late in the period. The Bulls led by six at the end of the first quarter and grew the lead to as large as 20 in the second.

The Raptors made a late push, rallying from 108-86 down with 8:20 to go to within 115-108 on a three-point play by Boucher with still 2:51 to play.

But LaVine hit consecutive shots, including a 3-pointer, to stall the rally and keep the Bulls comfortably ahead.

Boucher's 38 points were eight more than his previous career-high, recorded last month at Boston, and his 19 rebounds were three more than the 16 he snatched in his career-best effort in February at Washington.

Pascal Siakam had 27 points and OG Anunoby 13 for Toronto, which played without injured guards Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet.

The loss was the Raptors' second straight after having opened a four-game homestand with wins over Golden State and Washington.

--Field Level Media

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GAMES

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W 50% L 50%
5 5
  • @Boston W 102 - 96
  • Cleveland W 96 - 106
  • Memphis L 126 - 115
  • Orlando L 115 - 106
  • @Memphis L 90 - 101
  • @Minnesota L 117 - 121
  • @Atlanta L 108 - 120
  • @Toronto W 122 - 113
  • @Indiana W 113 - 97
  • Brooklyn W 107 - 115
W 60% L 40%
6 4
  • Oklahoma City W 106 - 112
  • Orlando W 102 - 113
  • San Antonio W 112 - 117
  • Atlanta L 108 - 103
  • @New York L 96 - 102
  • @Cleveland W 135 - 115
  • Chicago L 122 - 113
  • L.A. Lakers L 110 - 101
  • Washington W 101 - 103
  • Golden State W 77 - 130

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  • @New York(04-01-19) L 105 - 113
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Last Meetings

  • Bulls @ Raptors 122-113
  • Raptors @ Bulls 95-118
  • Bulls @ Raptors 0-0
  • Raptors @ Bulls 124-101
  • Bulls @ Raptors 103-112
  • Bulls @ Raptors 89-95
  • Raptors @ Bulls 122-83
  • Raptors @ Bulls 122-98
  • Raptors @ Bulls 124-115
  • Bulls @ Raptors 114-119

Eastern Conference

NBA AtlanticWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Philadelphia 76ers3918.684 22-617-12113.4108.4L17-0-3
Brooklyn Nets3919.672 23-716-12119.1114.4L16-0-4
New York Knicks3227.542 19-1013-17106.2104.3L28-0-2
Boston Celtics3127.534 18-1113-16112.4110.4L18-0-2
Toronto Raptors2434.414 14-1510-19112.0111.3L26-0-4
NBA CentralWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Milwaukee Bucks3522.614 18-1017-12119.3113.2L25-0-5
Indiana Pacers2631.456 9-1717-14113.5114.4L35-0-5
Chicago Bulls2433.421 11-1813-15112.0113.2L55-0-5
Cleveland Cavaliers2037.351 11-169-21103.8111.0L33-0-7
Detroit Pistons1840.310 11-167-24107.6111.3L14-0-6

Western Conference

NBA NorthwestWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Utah Jazz4315.741 26-317-12116.9107.7L16-0-4
Denver Nuggets3720.649 20-1017-10115.7110.3L28-0-2
Portland Trail Blazers3224.571 16-1216-12114.3114.7L14-0-6
Oklahoma City Thunder2038.345 9-2011-18105.3114.3L111-0-10
Minnesota Timberwolves1543.259 10-195-24110.2118.1L13-0-7
NBA PacificWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Phoenix Suns4116.719 23-918-7114.7108.2L18-0-2
Los Angeles Clippers4019.678 23-817-11115.0108.1L18-0-2
Los Angeles Lakers3523.603 17-1318-10109.9106.1L15-0-5
Golden State Warriors2929.500 17-1012-19112.9113.3L16-0-4
Sacramento Kings2334.404 12-1611-18114.3118.6L91-0-9

Eastern Conference

NBA SoutheastWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Atlanta Hawks3226.552 16-1116-15113.4111.2L18-0-2
Miami Heat3028.517 17-1313-15106.5107.4L36-0-4
Charlotte Hornets2829.491 14-1214-17110.0111.4L14-0-6
Washington Wizards2433.421 13-1611-17114.0118.1L17-0-3
Orlando Magic1840.310 10-208-20104.2112.0L31-0-9

Western Conference

NBA SouthwestWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Dallas Mavericks3026.536 13-1417-12111.3110.0L25-0-5
Memphis Grizzlies2927.518 13-1616-11113.8112.2L16-0-4
San Antonio Spurs2828.500 12-1816-10110.6111.1L24-0-6
New Orleans Pelicans2533.431 16-159-18114.7115.4L44-0-6
Houston Rockets1543.259 7-218-22107.9114.9L12-0-8

Last Injuries

Toronto Raptors

  • Fred VanVleet

    Hip
    Ques Wed | questionable

    VanVleet sat out the previous contest with a hip injury, and it is undetermined if he will be in the lineup Wednesday versus the Nets.

  • Pascal Siakam

    Shoulder
    Prob Wed | probable

    Siakam missed the previous game due to left shoulder inflammation, but it is likely that he will dress for Wednesday's battle with the Nets.

  • Paul Watson

    Knee
    Out Wed | out

    Watson is managing left knee tendinitis, and he will not participate in Wednesday's showdown against the Nets.

  • OG Anunoby

    Calf
    Prob Wed | probable

    Anunoby was held out of the last contest with left calf soreness, but he is expected to line up against the Nets on Wednesday.

  • Alex Len

    Ankle
    Prob Mon | probable

    Len exited the last game with a right ankle injury, but it is expected that he will be in the lineup versus the Thunder on Monday.

  • Kyle Lowry

    Rest
    Out Sun | out

    Lowry will not be active versus the Thunder on Sunday as he will be given a day of rest.

  • Fred VanVleet

    Hip Flexor
    Prob Fri | probable

    VanVleet is out of the lineup with a strained left hip flexor, but it is projected that he will be available versus the Magic on Friday.

  • OG Anunoby

    Rest
    Out Fri | out

    Anunoby will not suit up Friday versus the Magic, as he will be given a day of rest.

Chicago Bulls

  • Zach LaVine

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | out

    LaVine is out of the lineup while going through the NBA's health and safety protocols, and there is no timetable for return.

  • Adam Mokoka

    Undisclosed
    Out indefinitely | out

    Mokoka is dealing with an undisclosed issue and a timeline for his recovery has yet to be established.

  • Tomas Satoransky

    Back
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Satoransky missed the last contest due to mid-back spasms, and it is unknown if he will be available versus the Cavaliers on Saturday.

  • Otto Porter Jr.

    Foot
    Out indefinitely | out

    Porter Jr. is out of commission with a left foot injury, and a timetable for recovery has yet to be established.

  • Devon Dotson

    Undisclosed
    Out indefinitely | out

    Dotson is sidelined for undisclosed reasons, and it is unclear when he will return to action.

  • Daniel Gafford

    Shoulder
    Prob Wed | probable

    Gafford is expected to take on the Kings on Wednesday despite a right shoulder contusion.

  • Garrett Temple

    Hamstring
    Prob Wed | probable

    Temple has been sidelined with a right hamstring strain, but he is projected to return Wednesday versus the Magic.

  • Daniel Gafford

    Ankle
    Prob Sat | probable

    Gafford has been sidelined due to a right ankle sprain, but he is expected to return to the court against the Suns on Saturday.