Final Score: Toronto Raptors 99, Chicago Bulls 77
A solid defensive showing and terrific ball movement from start to finish helped the Toronto Raptors (9-13) pick up a blowout victory over the Chicago Bulls (9-13) at the United Center on Saturday night.
The Raptors held the Bulls to just 77 points on 36 percent shooting. Chicago also turned the ball over 15 times while scoring just 11 points in the fourth quarter.
Passing and sharing the basketball were key to Toronto's win. They had 26 assists as a team, yet no one had more than six, which shows how unselfish everyone was playing.
Kyle Lowry led Toronto with 16 points and six assists, Jonas Valanciunas contributed a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds. The sophomore also came up big on the defensive end, blocking four shots.
Luol Deng returned to the Bulls' lineup after missing the past four games with a tender Achilles. His 17 points were highest on the team. Joakim Noah finished with a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Kirk Hinrich didn't suit up for Chicago with a sore back.