Toronto plays Chicago, aims to stop road skid

Mon, Jan 29, 2024
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Toronto plays Chicago, aims to stop road skid

Toronto Raptors (16-30, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (22-25, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto travels to Chicago looking to break its five-game road losing streak.

The Bulls are 13-16 in Eastern Conference games. Chicago has a 10-20 record against teams over .500.

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The Raptors are 10-21 in Eastern Conference play. Toronto ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference with 32.4 defensive rebounds per game led by RJ Barrett averaging 6.0.

The Bulls average 11.7 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.3 fewer makes per game than the Raptors allow (13.0). The Raptors average 114.4 points per game, 2.1 more than the 112.3 the Bulls allow.

The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Bulls won the last meeting 116-110 on Jan. 19, with Nikola Vucevic scoring 24 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Coby White is scoring 18.8 points per game and averaging 4.7 rebounds for the Bulls. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.7 points and 5.3 rebounds over the last 10 games for Chicago.

Scottie Barnes is averaging 20.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.5 blocks for the Raptors. Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 6-4, averaging 117.7 points, 44.3 rebounds, 28.2 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 49.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.4 points per game.

Raptors: 1-9, averaging 112.3 points, 40.9 rebounds, 29.5 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.8 points.

INJURIES: Bulls: Torrey Craig: out (foot), Zach LaVine: out (ankle), Patrick Williams: out (foot), Lonzo Ball: out for season (knee).

Raptors: RJ Barrett: out (knee), Immanuel Quickley: out (quad), Jakob Poeltl: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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