Tomas Karageorgos | Report
The Toronto Raptors bounced back from their loss to Boston on Friday by defeating the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night in the second game of a back to back, winning 122-83.
Kawhi Leonard was rested on Saturday night, and C.J. Miles continues to be out. OG Anunoby also did not play.
Fred VanVleet was given his first ever NBA start in his native state of Illinois, he led the team in scoring with 18 points. Danny Green went a perfect 7-7 from the field. Serge Ibaka scored 16, and Kyle Lowry scored eight, while recording seven rebounds and eight assists. Lowry left the game in the third quarter with a sore right ankle. Everyone got minutes and got points on the board for the Raptors.
The Bulls were without Zach LaVine due to illness. Antonio Blakeney lead scorers with 13 points, Justin Holiday and Jabari Parker scored 12 each.
Serge Ibaka showed his dominance on both the defensive end, blocking four shots.
Ibaka also delivered the highlight of the night by producing a dunk over Jabari Parker.
Toronto starts another back to back on Tuesday when they visit former Raptor Terrence Ross and the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
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