Chicago 111, Toronto 91

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - # Brent Barnaky, #25 Tony Brothers, #61 Courtney Kirkland
Attendance - 21290

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Toronto 27 14 28 22 91
Chicago 29 30 22 30 111

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 11-23 7-10 4-13 L3
Chicago 23-10 15-3 8-7 W5

Recap

Luol Deng led a balanced attack with 24 points and Taj Gibson chipped in 16 and 14 rebounds off the bench as the host Chicago Bulls coasted to their fifth straight win, a 111-91 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.

Derrick Rose added 19 points and Carlos Boozer added 12 and 13 boards for the Bulls, who have beaten the Raptors twice this season by an average of 18.5 points.

Chicago took control in the second quarter, closing with a 24-10 burst to turn a four-point game into a 59-41 halftime lead. Deng’s jumper early in the third period pushed the margin to 65-41 before the Raptors rallied and closed to 81-69 entering the final period.

But the Bulls took off again in the fourth, opening with a 21-9 run to put away the game. Deng scored five points and Gibson four during the spurt, with Deng joining the second unit for Chicago. Three reserves went for double figures.

Andrea Bargnani returned to the lineup after a five-game absence and scored 23 points while DeMar DeRozan added 18 for Toronto, which has lost three in a row and six of seven.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Chicago
Andrea Bargnani 23 Scoring Luol Deng 24
Jerryd Bayless 8 Assists Derrick Rose 6
Andrea Bargnani 6 Rebounds Taj Gibson 14
Andrea Bargnani 8 Free Throws Made Luol Deng 5
DeMar DeRozan 2 Steals C.J. Watson 3
Andrea Bargnani 2 Blocks Omer Asik 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Toronto 91 44.9 5-15 16-19 22 33 8 5 19
Chicago 111 53.0 4-13 19-28 23 44 8 10 14

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against New Jersey. The Bulls have a W/L % of .682 after a win and .727 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Cleveland . The Raptors have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .304 after a loss.
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