Chicago was on fire going into this match at 3-0.DeMar DeRozan has been at the center of the resurgence by the team from the windy city. The forward’s 26 points was influential in securing the fourth victory for the Bulls on the bounce. However it wasn’t all smooth sailing. The Raptors fought to the end launching a final quarter comeback from a 20 point deficit to lose by just 3. OG Anunoby and Gary Trent contributed 22 and 18 points respectively for the match. The first quarter was dead even. Both sides’ shooting from the field was brilliant. Check out Lonzo Ball(15 points) sink a 3 with great wrist technique at 5-3 Raptors. This was equally matched by Anunoby’s down towner at 13-11 Chicago. Second quarter the Bulls started pulling away from the Raptors. This was probably were they lost the match.

Chicago began to retrieve the ball more easily(turnover). Watch 32-31 Chicago. The loose ball should have prompted at least one Raptor to for the ball, either number 13 or number 14 but both missed it to great detriment as you can see. Raptors Fred VanVleet’s 17 assists probably the highlight of Toronto’s performance. I love the number 23’s unselfish play , watch 86-69 Bulls. Fred was in a good position to get the basket at the paint but saw teammate Khem Birch in an even better position for the dunk. It was the Bulls’ turn to be sloppy with the ball. Watch 97-93 Chicago. The comeback was truly on then, Lonzo giving the stray pass. But Toronto dug themselves a big hole by going down by such a huge margin in the later stages of the ball game. Valiant effort indeed but it’s a results game. Raptors are now 1-3, it’s increasingly looking like it will once again be a season of struggle for the Canadian franchise.