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Chicago Bulls

Ball, Lonzo Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Meniscus Tear
Cook, Tyler Out G League – Two-Way
Hill, Malcolm Out G League – Two-Way
Simonovic, Marko Out G League – On Assignment
Williams, Patrick Available –

Toronto Raptors

Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Right Hand; Ring Finger – Fracture
Bonga, Isaac Out G League – On Assignment
Champagnie, Justin Out G League – Two-Way
Flynn, Malachi Out Injury/Illness – Left Hamstring; Strain
Johnson, David Out G League – Two-Way
Trent Jr., Gary Out Injury/Illness – Left Foot; Big Toe – Hyperextended

• The Toronto Raptors (40-31) play the second game of a back-to-back set Monday night against the Chicago Bulls (41-29) at the United Center. The Raptors defeated Philadelphia 93-88 on Sunday night, overcoming a 16-point first-half deficit by holding the 76ers to an opponent season-low 34 second half points. Toronto sits 1.0 game behind Cleveland for sixth place in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is 10-5 on the second night of a back-to-back set this season, after going just 3-13 last year.
• Toronto has won six consecutive road games (Mar. 9-20) for the first time since winning eight straight Mar. 3 – Aug. 12, 2020. During this stretch, the Raptors are averaging 112.2 points while holding opponents to
103.7 points. Pascal Siakam is averaging a team-high 27.0 points over the last six road games.
• Precious Achiuwa recorded a season high-tying 21 points and nine rebounds Mar. 20 at Philadelphia. Achiuwa has now scored in double figures in a career-high seven straight games (Mar. 9-20), averaging 14.1 points. He is shooting .506 (39-77) from the field and .452 (14-31) from beyond the arc during this
stretch. Achiuwa is shooting .367 (40-109) from three-point range this season after attempting just one three-pointer last season with Miami.
• Toronto outrebounded Philadelphia 56-to-40, including 20-5 on the offensive end, Sunday night. The Raptors (13.5) currently rank second in the NBA in offensive boards and have a +69 (172-103) advantage on
the offensive glass through 11 games in March. The Raptors are 4-1 this season when the team collects 0-or-more offensive rebounds in a game.
Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.0 points, and career bests of 8.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists, in 58 games this season. Siakam is one of just seven players in the NBA averaging 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Dejounte Murray
and Julius Randle. No Raptor has averaged 20-8-5 over the course of an entire season.
Chris Boucher had 12 points and a game-high 14 rebounds in 39 minutes off the bench Sunday night in Philadelphia. This marks Boucher’s seventh double-double of the season. He has led the bench in scoring a team-best 26 times this year and holds the franchise record for double-doubles as a reserve with 21.
Pascal Siakam finished with his team-leading 24th double-double of the season with 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists Mar. 20 in Philadelphia. Siakam reached 6,000 career points against the Sixers, becoming just the seventh Raptor to reach the milestone. Sunday also marked his 12th game this season with 20+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists – a single-season franchise record.
Scottie Barnes has scored 20+ points 17 times this season – the most by a Raptors rookie since Vince Carter did it 23 times during the 1998-99 season.


MIN: 35.8 REB: 7.7 AST: 3.4 STL: 1.2 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 15.5

• Finished with 13 points, six rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes Mar. 20 at Philadelphia.
• Leads all rookies in minutes (35.8), ranks third in scoring (15.5) and rebounds (7.7), and fourth in assists (3.4).
• Averaging 19.3 points, 8.6 rebounds and has scored 20+ points in eight-of-14 games since the All-star break.

MIN: 37.7 REB: 8.4 AST: 5.1 STL: 1.2 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 22.0
• Finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in 36 minutes Mar. 20 at Philadelphia.
• Leads the Raptors with a career-best 24 double-doubles this season.
• Averaging 25.7 points and shooting .505 (105-208) from the field through 11 games in March.

MIN: 18.4 REB: 4.5 AST: 1.0 STL: 0.6 TO: 0.5 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 4.6
• Contributed four points and six rebounds in 22 minutes Sunday in Philadelphia.
• Has scored in double figures four times this season (Last: 11 – Mar. 1 vs. Brooklyn).
• Averaging 5.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 18.8 minutes in 20 games as a starter this season.

MIN: 34.8 REB: 2.8 AST: 2.1 STL: 1.8 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 18.
• Tallied nine points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes Mar. 20 at Philadelphia.
• Ranks third in the NBA in both steals (1.79) and total deflections (221).
• Averaging 20.1 points and shooting .394 (108-274) from beyond the arc in 33 road games this season.

MIN: 38.2 REB: 4.6 AST: 6.7 STL: 1.6 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 21.1
• Inactive Mar. 20 at Philadelphia for right knee injury management.
• Leads the NBA in minutes (38.2), ranks second in deflections (222) and third in three-pointers (220).
• Needs 18 three-pointers to tie Kyle Lowry’s single-season franchise record of 238 made threes (2017-18).
TS: 18.

2021-22 RECORDS
OVERALL 40-31 24-19 16-12
HOME 17-16 11-9 6-7
AWAY 23-15 13-10 10-5
OVERTIME 2-2 2-1 0-1

Opponent: Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, March 21
Tip-Off: 8 p.m. (ET)
Venue: United Center
Television: TSN
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
2021-22 1-2 1-1 0-1
ALL-TIME 45-53 24-25 21-28
STREAKS Won 1 Won 1 Lost 3
LAST WIN: Feb. 3, 2022 (127-100 OT)
LAST ROAD WIN: Dec. 9, 2019 (93-92)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +39 (Nov. 17, 2018)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -37 (Feb. 19, 1998)
GAME 50 – FEBRUARY 3, 2022

TORONTO — Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Chris Boucher added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat the
Chicago Bulls 127-120 in overtime … Scottie Barnes scored 21 points,
including the go-ahead basket with 1:44 left in OT, and Gary Trent Jr.
added a decisive 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining … Trent scored 16
points, ending his career-best streak of 30-point games at five … Fred
VanVleet and OG Anunoby each scored 21 as Toronto won its fourth
straight overall … Toronto finished with 113 field goal attempts, while the
Bulls had 90 … The Raptors also had 22 offensive rebounds, compared to
10 for Chicago … Chicago committed 17 turnovers, leading to 22 points
for the Raptors … Vucevic matched his season high with 30 points and
had 18 rebounds, his ninth double-double in 10 games … DeMar
DeRozan scored 28 points against his former team … Coby White had 16
points, LaVine had 15, Javonte Green 13 and Ayo Dosunmu 11 for the
Bulls, who came in as the Eastern Conference leaders … The Raptors led
103-93 after VanVleet’s 3 with 5:50 to go in regulation, but DeRozan tied it
at 112 on a jump shot with 47 seconds left, capping a personal six-point
run … VanVleet came up empty on a driving shot attempt at the other end,
but Barnes tipped in the missed shot to tie it with 0.7 seconds left …
Vucevic got a final shot off, but didn’t come close.
1 2 3 4 OT TOT
CHICAGO 24 26 31 33 6 120
TORONTO 26 28 33 27 13 127

Opponent: Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Thursday, March 24
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
2021-22 0-3 0-1 0-2
ALL-TIME 46-53 26-23 20-30
STREAKS Lost 3 Lost 1 Lost 2
LAST WIN: Apr. 26, 2021 (112-96)
LAST HOME WIN: Apr. 26, 2021 (112-96)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +34 (Jan. 11, 2018)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -45 (Dec. 26, 2021)
GAME 64 – MARCH 6, 2022

CLEVELAND — Evan Mobley had 20 points and 17 rebounds, Lauri
Markkanen scored 22, and the Cavaliers beat the Raptors 104-96 … All-Star center Jarrett Allen reportedly suffered a fractured finger during the
first quarter … Allen had six points and two rebounds in 10 minutes …
Darius Garland had 17 points and 10 assists, Cedi Osman added 17
points and Kevin Love 15 as Cleveland improved to 3-0 against Toronto
… Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and Chris Boucher 21 for the Raptors,
who opened a six-game road trip without All-Star guard Fred VanVleet
(knee soreness) or forward OG Anunoby (fractured finger) … Down 18 in
the fourth, the Raptors closed within 100-95, but Garland made two free
throws and Osman’s steal with 56 seconds left helped seal it for the Cavs
… Injuries to VanVleet and backup Malachi Flynn led to Toronto coach
Nick Nurse starting rookie Scottie Barnes at point guard … He finished
with 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in 42 minutes … Cleveland led
by 13 at halftime and then overcame a brutal third quarter — 16 points, 1
of 10 on 3-pointers — by opening an 82-64 lead early in the fourth …
Love then hit a 3-pointer and reserve Dean Wade delivered a thunderous
dunk over Toronto’s Khem Birch … The Raptors finished 6 of 24 on 3-
pointers. … VanVleet has missed the past five games.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 29 17 16 34 96
CLEVELAND 30 29 14 31 104

Oct. 22 @BOS W 115-83 Oct. 23 DAL L 103-95
Oct. 29 ORL W 110-109 Oct. 30 @IND W 97-94
Nov. 10 @BOS L 104-88 Nov. 11 @PHI W 115-109
Nov. 18 @UTA L 119-103 Nov. 19 @SAC W 108-89
Dec. 13 SAC W 124-101 Dec. 14 @BKN L 131-129 (OT)
Jan. 4 SAS W 129-104 Jan. 5 @MIL W 117-111
Jan. 14 @DET L 103-87 Jan. 15 @MIL W 103-96
Jan. 25 CHA W 125-113 Jan. 26 @CHI L 111-105
Jan. 31 @ATL W 106-100 Feb. 1 MIA W 110-106
Feb. 3 CHI W 127-120 (OT) Feb. 4 ATL W 125-114
Feb. 9 @OKC W 117-98 Feb. 10 @HOU W 139-120
Feb. 25 @CHA L 125-93 Feb. 26 @ATL L
Feb. 28 @BKN W 133-97 Mar. 1 BKN W 109-108
Mar. 3 DET L 108-106 Mar. 4 ORL L 103-97
Mar. 11 @PHX W 117-112 Mar. 12 @DEN W 127-115
Mar. 20 @PHI W 93-88 Mar. 21 @CHI
Apr. 7 PHI Apr. 8 HOU
RECORD: 11-5 (.688) RECORD: 10-5 (.667)
2020-21 RECORD: 7-9 (.438) 2020-21 RECORD: 3-13 (.188)

Atlanta Hawks 2-1 Miami Heat 2-1
Boston Celtics 1-2 Milwaukee Bucks 3-0
Brooklyn Nets 2-2 Minnesota Timberwolves 1-0
Charlotte Hornets 2-1 New Orleans Pelicans 1-1
Chicago Bulls 1-2 New York Knicks 3-0
Cleveland Cavaliers 0-3 Oklahoma City 1-1
Dallas Mavericks 0-2 Orlando Magic 1-1
Denver Nuggets 1-1 Philadelphia 76ers 2-1
Detroit Pistons 0-3 Phoenix Suns 1-1
Golden State Warriors 1-1 Portland Trail Blazers 0-2
Houston Rockets 1-0 Sacramento Kings 2-0
Indiana Pacers 2-1 San Antonio Spurs 2-0
Los Angeles Clippers 2-0 Utah Jazz 1-1
Los Angeles Lakers 1-1 Washington Wizards 3-1
Memphis Grizzlies 1-1

Largest comeback by Toronto: 17 – Jan. 7 vs. Utah
Largest fourth quarter comeback by Toronto: 8 (2X last: Mar. 12 at Denver)
Largest comeback by opponent: 15 – Nov. 5 vs. Cleveland
Largest fourth quarter comeback by opponent: 9 – De
c. 14 at Brooklyn (OT)

Game 71, Home Game 36
Monday, March 21, 2022 – 7:00 PM CT
United Center
Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Player Updates
F 24 JAVONTE GREEN 6-5 205

2021-22 Season: 7.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.0 spg, 24.1 mpg, .542 FG%, .381 3FG%, .831 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 9 games, 5.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 0.7 apg, 11.7 mpg, .548 FG%, .375 3FG%, .769 FT%
Note: Has started a career-best 41 times after making a combined total of four over two previous seasons.
F 11 DeMAR DeROZAN 6-6 220
2021-22 Season: 27.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 5.1 apg, 36.0 mpg, .503 FG%, .353 3FG%, .871 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 9 games, 23.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 7.7 apg, 36.5 mpg, .504 FG%, .429 3FG%, .914 FT%
Note: Averaging career-highs in scoring (27.8), FG% (.503) and 3FG% (.353).
2021-22 Season: 17.9 ppg, 11.4 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.0 bpg, 33.5 mpg, .474 FG%, .302 3FG%, .752 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 36 games, 15.2 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 3.3 apg, 29.8 mpg, .481 FG%, .386 3FG%, .700 FT%
Note: Ranks 5th in the NBA with 40 double-doubles; has posted 15 double-doubles in his last 21 games.
G 8 ZACH LaVINE 6-5 202
2021-22 Season: 24.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.6 apg, 34.7 mpg, .480 FG%, .395 3FG%, .860 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 16 games, 16.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.8 apg, 34.0 mpg, .433 FG%, .295 3FG%, .779 FT%
Note: Has scored in double-figures in 159 of of his last 160 games.
G 12 AYO DOSUNMU 6-5 200
2021-22 Season: 8.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.2 apg, 27.0 mpg, .521 FG%, .390 3FG%, .672 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 2 games, 9.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 6.0 apg, 40.2 mpg, .364 FG%, .111 3FG%, .500 FT%
Note: Has shot .500+ FG% and .400+ 3FG% in the same game 23 times, 2nd most by a rookie this season.


The third matchup between Toronto and Chicago came down to the wire, as the Raptors emerged with a 127-120 victory in a game that saw the Bulls go into overtime for the first time in 2021/22 … They were led by Nikola Vučević, who scored a game-high 30 points, shooting 13-21 from the floor and 4-6 from three … Behind Vučević was DeMar DeRozan, who had 28 points,
seven rebounds and a pair of steals … He also shot 7-17 from the floor and a perfect 14-14 from the stripe … All five Bulls’ starters finished in double-figures, as Javonte Green scored 13, Zach LaVine had 15 while Ayo Dosunmu finished with 11 points … Coby White added 16 points off the bench … Toronto had four of five starters finish with 20+ points, led by Pascal Siakam, who finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds … Rookie Scottie Barnes had 21 points, including a go-ahead bucket with under two minutes left in the game, and Gary Trent Jr. scored 16 points including a three to finish the game off … in the
second meeting, the Bulls came away with a 111-105 victory at the United Center giving Chicago five straight wins over the Raptors …DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls with 29 points while Zach LaVine added 23 on 9-of-16 shooting while gathering eight rebounds and dishing eight assists … Nikola Vučević also enjoyed his most efficient outing of the season, hitting 8-of-11 (.727)
from the floor, finishing with 17 points and a game-high 15 rebounds … Chicago ended up with a season-best 68 points in the paint … Gary Trent Jr. led the charge for the Raptors, matching a season-high with 32 points, fueled by going 6-of-10 from three and 4-of 5 from the line … this contest was the
first of two make-up games between the Bulls and the Raptors, as two previously scheduled games had to be rescheduled after a number of players on both teams were sidelined due to NBA health and safety protocols … in the series opener, Chicago pulled away late in the fourth quarter to post a 111-108 victory … DeMar DeRozan notched team-best 26 points for the Bulls, including scoring 11 in the final stanza, while Zach LaVine added 22 points … Toronto’s Fred VanVleet scored 15 points and set a career high with 17 assists … Precious Achiuwa also had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, while rookie Scottie Barnes scored 13 points.
Breakdown Overall Home Road Neutral
All-Time Record 53-45 (.541) 28-21 (.571) 25-24 (.510) 0-0 (.000)
2021-22 SERIES (2-1)

112.0 PPG 108.8
111.2 OPP PPG 107.3
.481 FG% .443
.469 OPP FG% .462
.372 3FG% .351
.365 OPP 3FG% .352
.816 FT% .752
42.8 RPG 45.4
43.2 OPP RPG 44.2
24.1 APG 21.8
7.2 SPG 8.9
12.9 TO 12.6
13.2 OPP TO 15.9
4.3 BLK 4.6
Oct. 25 @ TOR – W 111-108
Jan. 26 @ CHI – W 111-105
Feb. 03 @ TOR – L 120-127 (OT)
Mar. 21 @ CHI
ROAD STREAK – 6 Losses

The Bulls fell to the Bucks 112-118 at the United Center in the second of four games between the two teams to give Milwaukee
their third straight win … Zach LaVine led the team in scoring for the 22nd time this season with a team-high 30 points on 13-
26 from the floor … LaVine also recorded eight rebounds and six assists … DeMar DeRozan finished right behind him with 29
points… Nikola Vučević had 19 points and a team-high nine rebounds, while Javonte Green had nine points off the bench …
The Bucks were agin led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had a game-high 34 points, going 12-22 from the floor and 10-19
from the free-throw line … Milwaukee shot 33 free-throws, going 22-33 (.667) from the stripe, which is the most by a Bulls
opponent this season. The first matchup of the four-game season-series between Chicago and Milwaukee saw the Bucks
come away with a 94-90 victory at the Fiserv Forum … it was Chicago’s sixth straight loss to the Bucks in Milwaukee … the
Bucks were led by NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored a team-high 30 points while also recording 12
rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks … Antetokounmpo was one of three Milwaukee starters with double-digit
rebounding figures …Khris Middleton had a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards, while Bobby Portis had 12 points
and a team-best 13 rebounds … Jrue Holiday came off the bench and had 13 points and four rebounds over 27 minutes… DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 35 points for
the Bulls … Nikola Vučević was the second-highest scorer for Chicago, finishing with 19 points while also pulling down a team-best 11 boards … Matt Thomas came off the
bench and matched a season-high with a trio of three-pointers, going 3-5 from deep and finishing with 11 points in 19 minutes played … The Bulls, however, struggled on the
offensive end overall, finishing the game at a 31-85 (.365) clip and 7-38 (.184) from three, both of which are season-lows.

112.0 PPG 108.8
111.2 OPP PPG 107.3
.481 FG% .443
.469 OPP FG% .462
.372 3FG% .351
.365 OPP 3FG% .352
.816 FT% .752
42.8 RPG 45.4
43.2 OPP RPG 44.2
24.1 APG 21.8
7.2 SPG 8.9
12.9 TO 12.6
13.2 OPP TO 15.9
4.3 BLK 4.6
Oct. 25 @ TOR – W 111-108
Jan. 26 @ CHI – W 111-105
Feb. 03 @ TOR – L 120-127 (OT)
Mar. 21 @ CHI —

At 41-29 (.586), Chicago sits 5th in the East, 2.0 games behind Boston (44-28 .611) for 4th, and Philadelphia (43-27 .614) for 3rd in the conference.
The Bulls and Brooklyn have both shot .900+ from the free-throw line 14 times, ranking 2nd behind Phoenix with 16.
The Bulls have hit 20+ free-throws while shooting .850+ from the stripe 13 times, ranking 3rd behind Philadelphia (15) and Atlanta (14).
The Bulls, Brooklyn and Denver are the only teams to shoot .600+ from the floor twice this season. Five others have done it once.
The Bulls have also shot .500+ from the field 26 times, ranking 3rd behind Phoenix (32) and Denver (28). The Bulls are 22-4 (.846) in those contests.
The Bulls have also shot .500+ from the field and .450+ from the 3-point arc 14 times, as well as .400+ from deep 20 times. Both rank No. 1 in the NBA.
The Bulls are 32-8 (.800) when outshooting an opponent; 22-5 (.815) when they hit more 3s; 18-5 (.783) when they hand out more assists; and 40-18 (.690)
when two or more players score 20+ points.
The Bulls have dished 30+ assists 17 times, ranking 6th in the league.
The Bulls have scored 130+ points 8 times this season, the 3rd-most in franchise history. The 1969-70 team had 11 games while the inaugural squad from
1966-67 recorded 10 games of 130+ points.
The Bulls have posted 70+ points by halftime four times, and in the second half three times this season. Last year, they were able to accomplish this just
twice in the opening half and once in the second over a total of 72 games played.
ZACH LaVINE hit his 1,000th career (and 700th as a Bull) 3-pointer at Sacramento (3/14). He currently ranks 3rd in franchise history with 706.
DeMAR DeROZAN knocked down his 7,000th career shot vs. Cleveland (3/12).
NIKOLA VUČEVIĆ notched his 40th double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds at Utah (3/16). He currently ranks 5th in the league.
With his fifth (and final) assist at Atlanta (3/3), VUČEVIĆ recorded the 2,000th helper of his career. He currently has dished a total of 2,008, ranking 16th all-time and 1st among active NBA pivotmen.
LaVINE (1,114) passed DAVE CORZINE (1,112) for 20th on the Bulls All-Time assists list with four helpers at Miami (2/28).
DeROZAN recorded a 10th straight 30+ point game with 31 vs. Memphis (2/26), establishing a new personal best and tying franchise icon MICHAEL
JORDAN for the second-longest mark in Bulls’ history. Jordan also holds the team record with 11 straight 30+ point games set during the 1986-87 season.
DeROZAN has attempted double-digit free throws 20 times, and connected in double-digits 14 times, placing him 5th and 4th in the league, respectively.
DeROZAN is the only Bulls player to score 40+ points in a game, something he’s done three times this season. In total, a player has scored 40+ 93 times
this year, but only four games have happened without the player making a 3-point shot – three by DeRozan: 40 points vs. San Antonio (2/14), 45 points vs.
Philadelphia (2/6) and 41 points at Orlando (1/23).
LaVINE (6,218) moved in front of JIMMY BUTLER (6,208) for 14th on the Bulls’ All-Time scoring list after posting 28 points vs. Memphis (2/26).
LaVINE also surpassed 9,000 career points after notching 20 vs. Atlanta (2/24).
WHITE knocked down his 400th career trey in his 178th game vs. Milwaukee (3/4), and later tied ANDRÉS NOCIONI’s tally of 403 at Philadelphia (3/7)
after connecting three more times from deep. He’s currently 9th on the Bulls’ all-time 3-point list with a total of 413.
AYO DOSUNMU has shot .500+ from the floor and .400+ from deep in the same game 23 times, ranking 2nd among all rookies behind Orlando’s FRANZ
WAGNER’s 24.
DeROZAN ranks 2nd behind Denver’s NIKOLA JOKIĆ (57) in 20+-point games this season with 56, while LaVINE is tied for 8th along with LA’s LeBRON
JAMES and Philadelphia’s JOEL EMBIID with 48. The Chicago duo are also two of only 10 players in the league (and the only teammates) to score 20+-
points at least 48 times this season, and in the same game an NBA-best 37 times. They have also scored at least 25 points apiece in the same game an
NBA-best 22 times, which is also the most in Bulls’ history. Lastly, DeROZAN (24x) and LaVINE (15x) are also the only teammates to score 30+-points at
least a 15 times this season.
When it comes to scoring down the stretch, Chicago’s 1-2 punch are two of the best in the business. DeROZAN ranks 1st in 4th-quarter scoring with 535
points while LaVINE is 13th with 316 points.
Mar. 1 Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline
Apr. 12-15 NBA Play-In Tournament
Apr. 11 Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2022 (3 p.m. ET)
Apr. 16 NBA Playoffs 2022 begin
May 2-3 Conference Semifinals begin (possible move up to
April 30 / May 1)
May 17 NBA Draft Lottery 2022 presented by State Farm
May 17-18 Conference Finals begin (possible move up to May
June 2 NBA Finals 2022 begin
DEEBO & FLIGHT 8 = ALL-NBA: The pairing of DeMAR DeROZAN and ZACH LaVINE has seamlessly formed into one of the most dynamic offensive duos in the
league, with each making strong cases for All-NBA recognition. DeRozan, who was named a starter for the third time for the NBA All-Star Game in February (his 5th
ASG overall), was a 2018 All-NBA Second Team player and a 2017 All-NBA Third Team member. LaVine, who was named to his second consecutive All-Star team
this season, has continued to develop his overall game, proving night in and night out to be one of the league’s most efficient and versatile scorers, as well as a pretty
formidable defender. Below are some of the hightlights each player has delivered in bringing the Chicago Bulls back to prominence this season.
WHAT ROOKIE WALL? One of the other keys to success for the Bulls in 2021-22 has been the development of rookie guard AYO DOSUNMU, whose recent play
has put him in contention for the NBA All-Rookie Team. In 31 games as a starter, Dosunmu has averaged 36.1 mpg, 11.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.8 assists with only
1.9 turnovers while shooting .530 from the field, .375 from three and .788 from the free throw line.
o Has shot .500 or better from the field and .400 or better from deep in the same game an 23 times, 2nd best among all rookies.
o Ranks 2nd among all rookies with seven 40+ minute games.
o Currently has .590 effective field goal percentage (eFG%), which is the highest in the league among all rookies (min: 50 games).
o As his role expanded, his performance on the court improved, too. Dosunmu’s minutes, points, and assists per game have all increased throughout every
month of the season:
October/November 0 15.7 5.8 0.8
December 2 25.6 7.5 2.1
January 9 32.2 10.0 4.1
February 12 36.6 10.8 6.5
March 8 33.2 10.6 4.3
DIALING LONG DISTANCE: Both ZACH LaVINE and COBY WHITE are quickly rising to the top of the Bulls’ All-Time 3-point list. In the fourth game of the season
(and his 209th as a Bull), LaVine knocked down three treys at Toronto (10/25/21) to pass franchise icon MICHAEL JORDAN (555) for the No. 4 spot in franchise
history. He later moved ahead of another Bulls’ Hall of Famer, SCOTTIE PIPPEN (664), for No. 3 after hitting three more long shots vs. Portland (1/30/22).
As for White, he jumped ahead of LUOL DENG for 10th after going 6-for-11 from downtown vs. Sacramento (2/16). The third-year guard, who missed the first 14
games of the season recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, started the year with 296 3-balls, good for 18th on the all-time list.
HOT SAUCIN’: Although the Bulls haven’t taken a lot of 3s this season, when they do their aim has been true, as they’ve consistently ranked near
the top of the NBA in three-point shooting
percentage. The table on the right lists the Bulls’
leading long-distance shooters this season. It
shows the number of games each has played, the
number of 3s they’ve made and the number of
games in which they’ve hit multiple 3s.
o Was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February, and the Eastern Conference Player of the Week three times this season.
o Has scored in double figures in every appearance (66) and ranks 2nd in the NBA with 56 20+ point games this season.
o One of only seven in the league to average 25.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game.
o He’s the only player to average over 25.0 ppg while making less than 1.0 3-pointer per game.
o His 535 4th quarter points leads the NBA, while his 129 clutch points ranks 2nd. He’s also shooting .514 from the field, .667 from 3 and .879 from the free
throw line in the clutch … his two made 3-pointers in clutch time were buzzer-beaters to win games on consecutive days (12/31 at IND and 1/1 at WAS).
o DeRozan is converting an NBA-best 4.7 shots from mid-range on 9.7 attempts per game, both of which are the highest averages in the NBA. No other player in
the league is currently averaging more than 4.0 made field goals or more than 7.2 attempts from that area.
o DeRozan’s rankings: Per StatHead
o PPG: 27.8, 6th overall
o FGM/game: 10.1, 4th overall
o FTM/game: 6.9, 4th overall
o Has posted 48 20+ point games, tying him for 8th in the NBA. He’s also recorded 15 30+ point games.
o Has 8 games with 10+ field goals and 5+ treys while also shooting at least .500 from the floor, tying him for 5th in the NBA.
o His 89 clutch points ranks 10th in the league.
o Scored in double figures in 140 consecutive games prior to exiting early with a knee injury (1/22). That was also the second-longest streak in the league over
that stretch. In 19 appearances upon returning to the floor, he’s continued to post double-figure scoring nights, running his personal streak to 159 out of his last
160 games.
o Holds the highest field goal percentage in the league in catch-and-shoot situations at .473 (min: 50 GP, 30 MIN/G).
o LaVine’s rankings: Per StatHead
o PPG: 24.5, 14th overall
o FGM/game: 8.6, 13th overall
o FTM/game: 4.5, T-13th overall
o 3PM/game: 2.8, T-11th overa

Paul George plays 4-on-4, Clippers leave door open for stars’ return — Daily Bulletin

PLAYA VISTA – NBA teams, they’re just like you. Holding out hope their injured stars can return to play! “Hell yeah, I keep it open!” Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said in regard to that proverbial door, which remains ajar in case Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and/or Norman Powell are healthy enough to walk through it.…

Paul George plays 4-on-4, Clippers leave door open for stars’ return — Daily Bulletin


CHICAGO WOLVES (36-11-5-5 – 82 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (28-21-3-1 – 60 Points)

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2022




Chicago: D. Colton (6) (M. Lajoie, M. Letunov), S. Noesen (34) PP (J. Leivo, J. Keane)
Goaltender: J. LaFontaine (21/25) L          

Toronto: B. McMann (14) PP (J. Anderson, J. Duszak), A. Suomela (C. Douglas), B. McMann (15) (Unassisted), N. Robertson (4) (J. Blandisi, A. Steeves)
Goaltender: K. Petruzzelli (32/34) W 


  • Bobby McMann scored at 8:51 on the power play and the game-winning goal at 11:55, both in the second period. This was his first career AHL multigoal game and his second game-winning goal of the season. He matched a career-high six shots on net.
  • Antti Suomela scored at 9:42 of the second period. He has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.Suomela has 24 points (14 goals, 11 assists) in 35 games this season.
  • Nick Robertson scored at 11:19 of the third period. He has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 10 games this season.
  • Joey Anderson recorded the primary assist on McMann’s power play goal in the second period. He has 34 points (20 goals, 14 assists) 44 games this season, matching his season-high for points.
  • Joseph Duszak had the secondary assist on McMann’s power play goal in the second period. This was his 19th power play assist. He has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) through his last five games.
  • Curtis Douglas registered the lone assist on Suomela’s second period goal. He has 27 points (8 goals, 19 assists) in 49 games this season.
  • Joseph Blandisi picked up the primary assist on Robertson’s third period goal. He has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) through his last three games.
  • Alex Steeves recorded the secondary assist on Robertson’s third period goal. He has assists (3) in consecutive games.
  • Keith Petruzzelli stopped 32 of 34 shots he faced. This was his second career AHL start. He has stopped 62 shots through his two wins with the Marlies.


  • Toronto went 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-1 on the power play. Toronto is 21-9-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 13-10-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Chicago had a 34-25 edge in shots in all situations. Bobby McMann led the Marlies with six shots on goal. Toronto is 19-16-2-1 when outshot by their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 6-2-0-0 against Central Division opponents and finished the season series 3-1-0-0 against the Wolves. Toronto outscored Chicago 13-8 through four games.

Not scoring first                      7-15-2-0
Tied after 1                              8-4-0-0
Leading after 2                         21-4-2-1
At home                                   14-11-2-1
Sunday                                    5-4-1-0
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals               20 
(J. Anderson)
Assists            35 (J. Duszak)
Points              43 (B. Seney)
PPG                 6 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots               124 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +14 (B. Seney)
PIMS                89 (R. Clune)



On today’s win:
It feels good. The few times we’ve played these guys, our team has really stepped up for the challenge and we got back to some of the recipe we found yesterday. Stay out of the penalty box and we gave ourselves a chance to win the longer we played five-on-five.

On Keith Petruzzelli’s play:
It was great. He battled. [The] toe save he made on that rebound was a big one for us. He was positioned, he was calm and comfortable. He gave our team confidence to be calm and comfortable in front of him.

On Bobby McMann’s progression through the season:
He’s done a really good job. He works really hard. His puck play has really, really improved. His awareness of what’s around him. He has a great shot and I think he relied on that early on… He’s constructing some good sequences in between some of the plays with his line mates, so he’s really improved in that area.


On Alex Biega and the team’s defensive play:
It was great tonight. The boys made my job easy. Keeping stuff to the outside, blocking huge shots. Biega takes a stick to the face on the penalty kill and just keeps going, keeps working. It’s guys like that that just lead the way and it’s good to see.

*All times Eastern Standard Time

March 22 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – 7:00 p.m.
March 23 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – 7:00 p.m.
March 25 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m.
March 26 vs. Bridgeport – 4:00 p.m.
March 29 at Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)

Warriors on controversial foul calls in Spurs loss: ‘The two fouls at the end were bizarre’ — Red Bluff Daily News

SAN FRANCISCO — Favorable playoff seeding on the line, the Warriors can’t afford to lose winnable games. In Sunday night’s 110-108 loss to the San Antonio, a few questionable calls from the officiating crew nudged the game out of the Warriors’ control. In his first start since returning from injury, Draymond Green drew two technicals…

Warriors on controversial foul calls in Spurs loss: ‘The two fouls at the end were bizarre’ — Red Bluff Daily News