NBA Game Summary - Chicago at Toronto
(Sunday, November 25th)
Final Score: Toronto 93, Chicago 78
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Jose Calderon scored 19 points and dished out a career-high 14 assists as Toronto dumped Chicago, 93-78, at Air Canada Centre.
Chris Bosh added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors, who have won two of their last three games. Jamario Moon chipped in with 15 points, nine boards and a career-high six blocks.
Luol Deng had a game-high 21 points and nine rebounds for the reeling Bulls, who have dropped four in a row and finished a six-game road swing at just 1-5. Kirk Hinrich added 15 points and seven assists while Ben Gordon had 17 points and six helpers.
The Raptors took a precarious six-point lead into the final frame and distanced themselves late. Anthony Parker stuck a three and Bosh followed that with a jumper of his own to make it an 82-70 game with just 2:49 left.
Moments later, Deng answered with a three for the Bulls but any momentum was short-lived. Calderon hooked up with Carlos Delfino on an alley-oop lay-up to make it 84-73 with 1:41 remaining.
Toronto coasted to the finish line from there.
Hinrich got hot late in the first quarter to give the Bulls a 33-26 advantage after the opening 12 minutes.
The Raptors responded with an excellent defensive quarter to take control of the game. Toronto held the Bulls to just 11 points in the second stanza and took a 50-44 edge into the locker room.
The Raptors continued to play frontrunner through the third quarter and took a 70-64 lead into the final frame.
The 11 points in the second quarter was a season low in any quarter for the Bulls...Raptors coach Sam Mitchell won his 115th game as the team's mentor. That's a new franchise best as he surpassed Lenny Wilkens...Chicago has lost 11 of its last 18 at Toronto...Chicago is a dismal 1-7 on the road this season...The Raptors are 3-4 at home...Delfino finished with 13 points.
11/25 14:39:44 ET