Jonas Valanciunas recorded his seventh double-double this season, scoring 15 points and registering 11 rebounds, to help the Toronto Raptors cruise past the Chicago Bulls, 99-77. This is the second win in as many games for Toronto (9-13) after beating Philadelphia on Friday.
Valanciunas shot 6-11 from the field. Toronto also got solid performances from Kyle Lowry with 16 points and 6 assists, DeMar DeRozan with 15 points and 7 rebounds, and Amir Johnson with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Luol Deng put up 17 points for Chicago on 8-19 shooting. He also registered 7 rebounds. Joakim Noah contributed 10 points and 12 rebounds.
The Bulls paired an eFG% of 39.5% alongside a substandard FTA rate of 14.0. They are winless (0-4) when they drop below 45% and 20.0 in those respective offensive factors this season. The Raptors, on the other hand, are 1-0 when holding their opponents under those marks.
This drops Chicago (9-13) to 1-1 versus Toronto on the season.
Coming up next, the Raptors play the Charlotte Bobcats, who are 10-14 on the year. The Bulls go up against the Orlando Magic, currently 7-16 this season. The Raptors have a 0-1 record against Charlotte this season.