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Toronto Raptors End 2013 on High Note, Defeat Chicago Bulls 85-79

January 1st, 2014 at 2:05 PM
By Andrew McIntyre

The Toronto Raptors ended 2013 strong by defeating the Chicago Bulls 85-79. The Raptors move to 14-15 on the season and have now won three in a row and five of their last six. They currently lead the Atlantic Division by two games. The Bulls fall to 12-18 with the loss. The Raptors lead the season series between the teams 2-1, with one more game to be played on February 19 in Toronto.

Points By Quarter

 1st2nd3rd4thFINAL
Toronto 2115212885
Chicago1626201779

Here are some notes from the game:

  • Jonas Valanciunas led the way for the Raptors with 15 points and nine rebounds. Valanciunas went 5-10 from the floor and 5-6 from the free throw line.
  • DeMar DeRozan had an off night, shooting 3-12 to go along with four turnovers. He did however grab eight rebounds and went  5-7 from the free throw line.
  • Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry had 13 points and six assists and four rebounds. He has now recorded six or more assists in 21 straight games.
  • Bulls forward Luol Deng was the game's high-scorer with 16 points. Teammate Jimmy Butler poured in 15 points to go along with seven rebounds.
  • Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah were a combined 3-18 from the field. Boozer finished with four points, while Noah had seven points, 16 rebounds and six assists.
  • Former-Raptors point guard D.J. Augustin had six points for the Bulls off the bench.

NEXT GAME: Wednesday, January 1 vs. Indiana Pacers. 7 pm. ET.


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Tags: Basketball, BULLS, CARLOS BOOZER, CHICAGO BULLS, Demar Derozan, INDIANA PACERS, JIMMY BUTLER, JOAKIM NOAH, Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Lowry, LUOL DENG, NBA, RAPTORS, Toronto, Toronto Raptors

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