The Chicago Bulls had a strong shooting performance, finishing 36-72 (50.0%) from the field, including 7-12 (58.3%) from beyond the arc, in a close 94-92 win over the Toronto Raptors. Chicago (28-25) has now won four straight.
Carlos Boozer scored 20 points on 7-13 shooting from the field and 6-7 from the free throw line. Jimmy Butler also contributed for Chicago, finishing with 16 points and 6 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan had another big game for Toronto in the loss, scoring 32 points on 11-25 shooting.
The Raptors posted an eFG% of just 44.0%, including 17.6% from 3-point range. This year, they are 1-6 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Bulls are 12-3 when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
This defeat means an end to a three-game winning streak for Toronto, pushing their record to 29-25 for the year.
Coming up, the Bulls square off with the Denver Nuggets, who are 24-28 on the season. The Raptors match up with the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently sitting at 22-33 this year. The Bulls are 0-1 versus Denver this season.