Toronto 118, Chicago 113

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - # Brent Barnaky, #42 Eric Lewis, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 18105

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 29 29 23 32 113
Toronto 25 30 30 33 118

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 38-17 25-4 13-13 L1
Toronto 16-42 11-18 5-24 W1

Recap

DeMar DeRozan drained the go-ahead free throws with 49 seconds left and Amir Johnson scored in the paint 33 seconds later as the Toronto Raptors spoiled the return of Joakim Noah with a surprising 118-113 victory over the visiting Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
 
DeRozan and Andre Bargnani scored 24 points each to hold off a 20-point fourth quarter by Chicago point guard Derrick Rose, who finished with 32 points and 10 assists.
 
Noah, who missed the previous 30 games with a thumb injury, grabbed 10 rebounds in the first eight minutes and finished with seven points and 16 rebounds as Chicago had its four-game winning streak snapped. Carlos Boozer scored 24 points for the Bulls.
 
Johnson scored 17 points and Jose Calderon collected 17 assists for the Raptors, who had lost 18 of their last 20 and were coming off a listless 114-101 defeat at Charlotte on Tuesday.

James Johnson, acquired from Chicago on Tuesday for a first-round pick, started at small forward and scored nine points as Toronto beat a team above .500 for the first time since defeating Dallas on Dec. 28.

Toronto led 107-100 with 2:49 left before Rose rallied the Bulls and got them even with a transition 3-pointer with 1:59 to go.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Toronto
Derrick Rose 32 Scoring Andrea Bargnani 24
Derrick Rose 10 Assists Jose Calderon 17
Joakim Noah 16 Rebounds Andrea Bargnani 8
Derrick Rose 14 Free Throws Made Andrea Bargnani 10
Ronnie Brewer 3 Steals Jose Calderon 3
Kurt Thomas 1 Blocks Amir Johnson 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 113 43.7 7-15 30-37 19 36 1 8 14
Toronto 118 58.1 0-5 32-34 29 31 8 7 15

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Raptors have a W/L % of .267 after a win and .279 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Miami. The Bulls have a W/L % of .684 after a win and .706 after a loss.
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