Chicago 77, Toronto 64

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 14, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #30 Tony Brown, #55 Bill Kennedy, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 21962

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Toronto 14 23 15 12 64
Chicago 23 14 19 21 77

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 4-9 2-4 2-5 L4
Chicago 12-2 5-0 7-2 W5

Recap


Derrick Rose had 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls remained dominant at home, silencing the Toronto Raptors 77-64 Saturday night.

Carlos Boozer added 17 points and 13 rebounds and Luol Deng poured in 14 points for the Bulls, who have won five straight home games to open the season and have yet to allow more than 74 points in any of them. Opposing teams are averaging just 66.8 points per game in Chicago.

The teams played a low-scoring opening half, and that trend continued into the third quarter. The Raptors stayed close until late in the period, when Rose knocked down a 3-pointer and Deng added an eight-footer to open up a seven-point Chicago advantage.

Toronto closed it to 56-52 entering the fourth, but the Bulls responded by scoring the first seven points of the quarter to put the game away.

DeMar DeRozan and Leandro Barbosa led the way with 15 points apiece for the Raptors, who played their second straight game without leading scorer Andrea Bargnani (strained calf).

Chicago wasted no time attacking the Raptors and were rewarded with a 21-8 first-quarter lead. Toronto clawed back over the course of the second quarter, relying on eight bench points from Barbosa to forge a 37-37 tie at the half.

Toronto's bench outscored Chicago's reserves 25-4 in the first half. The Bulls' bench players shot just 2 for 8 in the opening 24 minutes.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Chicago
Leandro Barbosa 15 Scoring Derrick Rose 18
Jose Calderon 8 Assists Derrick Rose 11
Amir Johnson 13 Rebounds Carlos Boozer 13
Linas Kleiza 1 Free Throws Made Taj Gibson 3
Jose Calderon 1 Steals Derrick Rose 3
DeMar DeRozan 2 Blocks Omer Asik 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Toronto 64 34.9 3-10 1-7 17 50 4 3 9
Chicago 77 40.2 4-15 7-12 19 52 6 6 5

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Bulls have a W/L % of .833 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Atlanta . The Raptors have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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