NBA Game Summary - Toronto at Chicago
(Saturday, November 10th)
Final Score: Toronto 101, Chicago 71
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Carlos Delfino scored 16 points to lead six Toronto players in double figures, as the Raptors crushed the Chicago Bulls 101-71, at the United Center.
Chris Bosh and Andrea Bargnani had 14 apiece, Jamario Moon and Anthony Parker each chipped in with 12 and Jason Kapono finished with 11 for the Raptors, who have won back-to-back games on the heels of a three-game skid. T.J. Ford also finished with five points and dished out 14 assists.
Andres Nocioni netted a game-high 20 points for the Bulls, who have dropped five of their first six games to open the season, with the lone victory coming against Detroit on Thursday night. Ben Gordon was the only other Chicago player in double digits, ending with 11 points.
The Raptors held a 17-13 edge after the first quarter, then started to put the pressure on in the latter stages of the second.
Leading 24-22, a pair of Delfino free throws sparked a 16-8 run by Toronto to close out the half. Moon had six points during the spurt, including an alley- oop dunk with 38 seconds remaining, while Ford capped things with a jumper to give the Raptors a 41-30 cushion heading to the break.
The floodgates opened after that, as Toronto reeled off 14 of the first 15 points of the second half to turn the game into a laugher. A pair of Parker treys highlighted the rally, building a 55-31 edge at 8:58, while the Bulls got their lone bucket on a Luol Deng free throw.
Nocioni briefly stopped the bleeding for the Bulls with a running hook shot, but Chicago was outscored 36-13 in the stanza as Bulls coach Scott Skiles cleared his starters from the floor with 9:35 left.
Toronto led 77-43 heading to the fourth quarter and coasted to the finish, with a quickly thinning crowd announced at 22,467 showering the court with boos.
Bosh added six rebounds for the Raptors and Delfino had seven...Toronto was playing its fourth game in five nights but still managed its largest win against Chicago in franchise history...The Raptors shot 54.7 percent (41- of-75) from the floor, while the Bulls connected on dismal 33.3 percent (27- of-81) of their shots.
11/11 01:50:56 ET