For the second time in a week, the Chicago Bulls have come out sluggishly vs. the Toronto Raptors. In the first quarter of Saturday night's game, the Bulls defense was what let the team down, allowing the Raptors to make 12 of their 21 shots from the field en route to a 30-20 lead.
Ex-Bull James Johnson, along with Raptors star Andrea Bargnani, led Toronto with eight points each; Bargnani also scooped up four rebounds. The Raptors as a team took seven free throws (and made five) while the Bulls were only able to get to the line for two shots, and Chicago was also outrebounded by the Raptors by a margin of 14-8.
The Bulls were 0-5 from three point range in the game, with Luol Deng missing two en route to a 2-6 shooting quarter from the field. The Bulls were led by Deng's inefficient six points (though he did add two rebounds and two assists) and by C.J. Watson, who also tallied six points.
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