Credit: USA TODAY Sports - Scanpix
Credit USA TODAY Sports - Scanpix

DeMar DeRozan went for 29 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists, and Zach LaVine scored 23 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished eight assists to lead the Chicago Bulls (30-17) past the Toronto Raptors (23-23) 111-105 (31-27, 36-23, 24-32, 20-23) Wednesday night in Chicago.

Player of the Game
Nikola  Vucevic
EFF
28
Nikola Vucevic
Points 17
Accuracy 8-11
Rebounds 15
Assists 8

DeRozan set the tone against his former team, shooting 8 of 14 in the first half as the Bulls built a 67-50 lead by intermission.

Chicago leveraged a 68-46 scoring advantage in the paint to lead most of the way, but Toronto battled back to pull ahead 103-102 with 3:11 remaining.

Gary Trent Jr. scored 32 points for a second consecutive game to lead Toronto and shot 6 of 10 from the 3-point line.

On the last attempt of his 11-of-22 shooting night, Trent pulled the Raptors to within two at 107-105 with 2:03 to play but was ejected when he received his second technical foul of the night.

LaVine made the ensuing technical-foul free throw, and after Nikola Vucevic grabbed his game-high 15th rebound, Vucevic hit a 3-pointer to put the game away. He added 17 points and passed for eight assists.

Javonte Green added 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting and grabbed six rebounds for the Bulls, and Coby White finished with nine points off the bench. Troy Brown Jr. chipped in another eight, including 2-of-3 3-point shooting, in reserve.

Wednesday marked Chicago's 24th game this season in which both DeRozan and LaVine scored at least 20 points.

OG Anunoby scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the floor for Toronto, including 3 of 7 from beyond the arc. Scottie Barnes added 16 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

Pascal Siakam snared seven rebounds and matched Barnes' team-high seven assists, but shot just 3 of 12 from the floor en route to 12 points. Chris Boucher added nine points to lead Toronto's reserves in scoring.

Raptors: Gary Trent 32 (5/12 2PT, 6/10 3PT), OG Anunoby 23 (7/8 2PT, 3/7 3PT, 5 REB, 4 AST, 2 BLK), Scottie Barnes 16 (6/8 2PT, 5 REB, 7 AST), Pascal Siakam 12 (3/12 2PT, 6/9 FT, 7 REB, 7 AST, 3 STL).


Bulls: DeMar DeRozan 29 (10/15 2PT, 6/7 FT, 7 REB, 7 ATS, 4 TO), Zach LaVine 23 (8/11 2PT, 1/5 3PT, 8 REB, 8 AST), Nikola Vucevic 17 (7/9 2PT, 15 REB, 8 AST, 4 TO), Javonte Green 12 (6/7 2PT, 6 REB).

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Toronto Raptors
Chicago Bulls
48%
38/79
Field goals
55%
46/84
41
Rebounds
53
24
Assists
32
8
Steals
2
17
Fouls
22
102
Efficiency
120

Best players

Gary  Trent
32 PTS
11/22 FG
4/5 FT
DeMar  DeRozan
29 PTS
11/19 FG
6/7 FT
Pascal  Siakam
7 REB
6 DREB
1 OREB
Nikola  Vucevic
15 REB
14 DREB
1 OREB
Toronto Raptors
Few players
7 As
Chicago Bulls
Few players
8 As
OG  Anunoby
26 EFF
88% 2P%
43% 3P%
Nikola  Vucevic
28 EFF
78% 2P%
50% 3P%