Chicago Bulls select Arizona guard Dalen Terry with No. 18 pick in the NBA draft — Orange County Register

The Chicago Bulls selected Arizona guard Dalen Terry with the No. 18 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday, adding wing depth to their roster as the team looks to build around DeMar DeRozan for the 2022-23 season. The 19-year-old averaged eight points and 3.9 assists in his sophomore season with the Wildcats, serving a…

Chicago Bulls select Arizona guard Dalen Terry with No. 18 pick in the NBA draft — Orange County Register

Zach LaVine has surgery on his left knee as the Chicago Bulls guard prepares to enter free agency — Boston Herald

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday after playing through discomfort and swelling for most of the 2021-22 season. LaVine’s surgery took place at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, where he lives during the offseason, and he’s expected to make a full recovery, the Bulls said in…

Zach LaVine has surgery on his left knee as the Chicago Bulls guard prepares to enter free agency — Boston Herald

Alex Caruso is in concussion protocol and is questionable to play for the Chicago Bulls in Wednesday’s Game 5 — Boston Herald

Alex Caruso could miss Game 5 of the Chicago Bulls’ first-round playoff series after being placed in concussion protocol this weekend. Caruso took an inadvertent blow… 298 more words

Alex Caruso is in concussion protocol and is questionable to play for the Chicago Bulls in Wednesday’s Game 5 — Boston Herald

Bucks bounce back without Middleton, rout Bulls to take 2-1 series lead — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Grayson Allen knocked down five 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks.

Bucks bounce back without Middleton, rout Bulls to take 2-1 series lead — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Column: Chicago Bulls fans were ready to rock the United Center — but Grayson Allen plays the villain to perfection — Twin Cities

Chicago Bulls fans were ready to rock Friday night before Game 3 at the United Center. But they also were ready to boo and got it out of their system in the second half of the Bulls’ embarrassing 111-81 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. A night that began with so much anticipation turned ugly early…

Column: Chicago Bulls fans were ready to rock the United Center — but Grayson Allen plays the villain to perfection — Twin Cities

Chicago Bulls stepped up defensively in Game 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks. Here’s what worked. — The Denver Post

The Chicago Bulls defense stood out in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks, holding the reigning NBA champions 22.5 points below their regular-season average despite the 93-86 loss. Coach Billy Donovan believes this level of physical buy-in is“ just the price of admission” for guarding the Bucks. “You don’ t do that, you have no…

Chicago Bulls stepped up defensively in Game 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks. Here’s what worked. — The Denver Post

Chicago Bulls will face the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks beginning Sunday in the 1st round of the NBA playoffs — Boston Herald

The Chicago Bulls will face the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the NBA playoffs, staying close to home to begin their first postseason appearance in five years. 303 more words

Chicago Bulls will face the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks beginning Sunday in the 1st round of the NBA playoffs — Boston Herald

RAPTORS-BULLS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #72 – TORONTO RAPTORS (40-31) at CHICAGO BULLS (41-29)
MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2022 – 8 P.M. (ET) – UNITED CENTER
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

GARY TRENT OUT FOR TORONTO

INJURY REPORT AT 5:30 P.M. EDT

OR@CHI

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.

F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

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.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

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.
C – KHEM BIRCH #24

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.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

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.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

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
W-L EAST WEST
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

GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, March 21
Tip-Off: 8 p.m. (ET)
Venue: United Center
Television: TSN
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
SERIES RECAP VS. CHICAGO
OVERALL HOME ROAD
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)
LAST TIME VS. CHICAGO
GAME 50 – FEBRUARY 3, 2022
TORONTO 127, CHICAGO 120 (OT)

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

NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Thursday, March 24
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. CLEVELAND
OVERALL HOME ROAD
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)
LAST TIME VS. CLEVELAND
GAME 64 – MARCH 6, 2022
CLEVELAND 104, TORONTO 96

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

BACK-TO-BACKS (17)
FIRST GAME SECOND GAME
DATE OPP RESULT DATE OPP RESULT
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
127-100
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)
SEASON SERIES

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)

TORONTO RAPTORS (40-31) @ CHICAGO BULLS (41-29)
Game 71, Home Game 36
Monday, March 21, 2022 – 7:00 PM CT
United Center
NBC SPORTS CHICAGO / WSCR-AM 670 / WRTO 1200, TUDN
PROB-A-BULL STARTERS
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).
C 9 NIKOLA VUČEVIĆ 6-11 260
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.

TONIGHT’S OPPONENT – TORONTO RAPTORS (40-31)
SERIES SUMMARY

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)

CHI STAT TOR
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
BULLS/RAPTORS STREAKS
CURRENT STREAK – 1 Loss
HOME STREAK – 3 Wins
ROAD STREAK – 1 Loss
BULLS VS. RAPTORS THIS SEASON
Oct. 25 @ TOR – W 111-108
Jan. 26 @ CHI – W 111-105
Feb. 03 @ TOR – L 120-127 (OT)
Mar. 21 @ CHI
BULLS NEXT OPPONENT – MILWAUKEE BUCKS (44-27)
BULLS/BUCKS STREAKS
CURRENT STREAK – 2 Losses
HOME STREAK – 1 Loss
ROAD STREAK – 6 Losses
SERIES SUMMARY

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.


CHI STAT TOR
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
BULLS/RAPTORS STREAKS
CURRENT STREAK – 1 Loss
HOME STREAK – 3 Wins
ROAD STREAK – 1 Loss
BULLS VS. RAPTORS THIS SEASON
Oct. 25 @ TOR – W 111-108
Jan. 26 @ CHI – W 111-105
Feb. 03 @ TOR – L 120-127 (OT)
Mar. 21 @ CHI —

TEAM NOTE-A-BULLS
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.
PLAYER NOTE-A-BULLS
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.
REMAINING 2021-22 NBA KEY DATES
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
15-16)
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.
DeRozan
LaVine
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:
Month GS MPG PPG APG
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

Report: Bulls’ LaVine goes to Los Angeles to see knee specialist — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

He has been in and out of the lineup since mid-January with pain in his surgically repaired left knee.

Report: Bulls’ LaVine goes to Los Angeles to see knee specialist — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

RAPTORS 127, BULLS 120 (OT)

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FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 127, CHICAGO BULLS 120

DATE: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2022

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Chicago12032-19Vučević – 30Vučević – 18Dosunmu – 8
Toronto12727-23Siakam – 25Siakam – 13VanVleet – 9
KEY RUN

Toronto ended the game on a 7-0 run to seal the victory … Tied at 120 with 2:38 remaining in overtime, Scottie Barnes hit a turnaround bank shot to give the Raptors a 122-120 lead … After keeping Chicago scoreless on three possessions, Gary Trent Jr. hit a three-pointer to extend the Raptors’ lead to five (125-120), before Pascal Siakam clinched the win with two free-throws.

KEY STAT

The Raptors matched a season high with 22 offensive rebounds … Toronto outrebounded Chicago 58-to-51, including 22-to-10 on the offensive glass, led by five apiece from Precious AchiuwaChris Boucher and Pascal Siakam … Achiuwa recorded 11 rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench, and reached 500 career boards tonight.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the win, Toronto falls to 27-23 this season and 15-12 at home … The Raptors have now won four consecutive games (Jan. 29 – Feb. 3) and six of their last eight (Jan. 21 – Feb. 3) … Toronto completes the second half of back-to-back games (Feb. 3-4) tomorrow night when they host Atlanta.
  • Pascal Siakam finished with 25 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in 45 minutes … Siakam has posted a team-high 15 double-doubles this season and Toronto is 10-5 in these games … In the first half tonight, Siakam recorded 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, it is the third time this year he has posted 15/5/5 in a half and he is the only Raptor to record this stat line three times in a single season.
  • Fred VanVleet recorded 21 points, four rebounds, nine assists and two steals in 42 minutes … Prior to tonight’s game, VanVleet was named as a reserve for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game … VanVleet becomes the eighth Raptor in franchise history to earn an All-Star selection and is the first undrafted player to be named an All-Star since Ben Wallace in 2006.
  • OG Anunoby finished with 21 points and six assists in 42 minutes … Anunoby hit back-to-back three-pointers and scored six of Toronto’s 13 points in the overtime period … Anunoby is averaging 22.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists in three games against the Bulls this season.
  • Scottie Barnes tallied 21 points and eight rebounds in 37 minutes … Barnes leads all rookies with 10 games of 20+ points and five or more rebounds.
  • Chris Boucher recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench for his sixth double-double of the season … Boucher holds the franchise record with 19 double-doubles as a reserve.
  • Toronto had all five of its starters score in double-digits, including four players registering 20+ points (Anunoby, Barnes, Siakam and VanVleet) … The Raptors also tied a season-high with 30 assists.

BULLS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Chicago is now 32-19, including 13-13 on the road … The Bulls will play the second game of a back-to-back set (Feb. 3-4) tomorrow night in Indiana.
  • Nikola Vučević finished with 30 points and 18 rebounds in 39 minutes for his team-leading 28th double-double of the season … Vučević has had double-doubles in eight of the last nine games (Jan. 19 – Feb. 3), averaging 21.0 points and 13.2 rebounds during this stretch … Vučević has recorded 30+ points and 15+ rebounds 14 times in his career, most recently April 6, 2021 at Indiana.
  • DeMar DeRozan recorded 28 points, six rebounds and seven assists in 45 minutes … DeRozan scored 16 second-half points and nine of the Bulls’ final 13 points … He entered tonight second overall in fourth quarter scoring (337 points) … In three games vs. Toronto this season, DeRozan is averaging 27.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.7 assists.
  • The Bulls recorded 30 assists for the 14th time this season … Only San Antonio (21) and Golden State (20) have reached this mark in more games than Chicago.

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES ALL-TIME RECORDS
DATESITERESULT  RAPTORS WINSBULLS WINS
10/25/2021TorontoL 111-108 Overall:4553
01/26/2022ChicagoL 111-105 at Toronto:2425
02/03/2022TorontoW 127-120 at Chicago:2128
03/22/2022Chicago     

BULLS-RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #50 – TORONTO RAPTORS (26-23) vs. CHICAGO BULLS (32-18)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2022 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – SCOTIABANK ARENA
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO

The Toronto Raptors continue a three-game homestand (Feb. 1-4) Thursday night when they host the Chicago Bulls in the first game of a back-to-back set. Atlanta visits Toronto on Friday. The Raptors have won three in a row and four of their last five. Thursday marks the third of four meetings with Chicago this
season – the Bulls have won the first two games, including a 111-105 victory last Wednesday in Chicago.
• Gary Trent Jr. match a season-high with 33 points (11-20 FG, 6-10 3PT, 5-8 FT) in Tuesday’s win vs. Miami. Trent Jr. has now scored 30+ points in a career-best five straight games (Jan. 25-31), tying the franchise record set by DeMar DeRozan (Oct. 26 – Nov. 4, 2016). Trent Jr. is averaging 32.2 points and
shooting .496 (56-113) from the field over the last five games.
• Gary Trent Jr. has made at least five three-pointers in a franchise record five straight games (Jan. 25-31), shooting .517 (31-60) from beyond the arc during this stretch. His 31 threes tied Fred VanVleet’s Raptors record for most threes made in a five-game span set earlier this season (Jan. 2-9).
• The Raptors are shooting .484 (30-62) from three-point range over the last two games (Jan. 31 – Feb. 1) after shooting a season-best 50 percent (18-36) Monday night at Atlanta. Gary Trent Jr. made a career-high nine threes in the win over the Hawks.
• The NBA announced Tuesday that sophomore Precious Achiuwa and rookie Scottie Barnes have been selected to participate in the 2022 Clorox Rising Stars, which will be played on Friday, Feb. 18 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland as part of NBA All-Star 2022. Toronto will have two players in the showcase event for the first time since Andrea Bargnani and Jamario Moon in 2008.
• Pascal Siakam finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds Tuesday against the Heat for his team-leading 14th double-double of the season. Siakam is currently averaging 21.0 points, and career highs of 8.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists. He is one of just five players in the NBA averaging 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and
5.0 assists this season, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, James Harden, and Nikola Jokic.
• Fred VanVleet is averaging career highs of 21.5 points, 7.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds this season. He leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.6) and has logged 40+ minutes 16 times this season – the most by a Raptor since Kyle Lowry (19) during the 2016-2017 campaign. VanVleet ranks second in the NBA in total deflections (174). VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons.
• The Raptors currently rank second in the NBA in both offensive rebounds (13.2) and second-chance points (16.4). Scottie Barnes has grabbed a team-high 110 offensive rebounds this season (first among rookies) the most by a Raptors rookie since Jonas Valanciunas (121) in 2012-13. Fred VanVleet leads Toronto
with 118 second chance points, followed closely by Barnes (112).
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 36.2 REB: 7.8 AST: 3.4 STL: 1.0 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 14.6
• Tallied 11 points, nine rebounds and two assists in 42 minutes Feb. 1 vs. Miami.
• Ranks second among rookies in rebounds (7.8), and fourth in both points (14.6) and assists (3.4).
• Has scored 20+ points in nine games – the most by a Raptors rookie since Charlie Villanueva (12) in 2005-06.
F – OG ANUNOBY #3

MIN: 37.1 REB: 5.6 AST: 2.6 STL: 1.7 TO: 1.7 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 18.7
• Contributed 13 points, three rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes Tuesday against the Heat.
• Has scored 20+ points in a single-season career-high 16 games; something he did in 13-of-43 contests last year.
• Averaging 19.0 points and shooting .534 (39-73) from the floor over the last five games (Jan. 25 – Feb. 1).
C – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 37.5 REB: 8.5 AST: 5.1 STL: 1.4 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 21.0
• Finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and three steals in 35 minutes Feb. 1 vs. Miami.
• Posted 14 double-doubles in 36 games – four shy of his single-season career high set in 2018-19 (18).
• Has recorded multiple steals in each of the last four games (Jan. 26 – Feb. 1), totalling 12 steals during this span.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.7 REB: 2.8 AST: 2.0 STL: 1.9 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 18.2
• Scored a season high-tying 33 points (11-20 FG, 6-10 3PT, 5-8 FT) in 41 minutes Tuesday vs. Miami.
• Ranks fourth in the NBA in steals per game (1.85) and tied for sixth in total deflections (136).
• Averaging a team-high 26.7 points in seven games (Jan. 21 – Feb. 1) since returning to the lineup Jan. 21.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.6 REB: 4.7 AST: 7.0 STL: 1.7 TO: 2.6 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 21.5
• Recorded 21 points, six assists, four rebounds, and three steals in 38 minutes Feb. 1 vs. Miami.
• Ranks second in the NBA in total deflections (174) and seventh in steals per game (1.70).
• The Raptors are 7-1 when VanVleet scores 30+ points.
INJURY REPORT
Khem Birch (Nose; Fracture) – Out
Goran Dragic (NWT) – Out
UPDATED: Feb. 2, 2022
NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Atlanta Hawks
Date: Friday, February 4
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: TSN, NBA TV
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
SERIES RECAP VS. ATLANTA
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 1-0 0-0 1-0
ALL-TIME 48-48 24-23 24-25
STREAKS Won 1 Lost 2 Won 1
LAST WIN: Jan. 31, 2022 (106-100)
LAST HOME WIN: Jan. 28, 2020 (130-114)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +44 (Dec. 3, 2016)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -31 (Dec. 2, 2009)
LAST TIME VS. ATLANTA
GAME 48 – JANUARY 31, 2022
TORONTO 106, ATLANTA 100
ATLANTA — Gary Trent Jr. scored 31 points, Pascal Siakam added 23
and the Toronto Raptors snapped Atlanta’s seven-game winning streak
with a 106-100 victory … Trent, who has scored at least 30 points in four
straight games, hit three 3s in the closing minutes of the third quarter,
including a buzzer-beater, and then connected again early in the fourth to
put the Raptors up 85-77 … Fred VanVleet, who scored 16, got hot in the
fourth, hitting consecutive 3s to push the lead to nine … The Hawks were
playing without All-Star guard Trae Young, who was scratched with a right
shoulder contusion … Kevin Huerter scored 26 points to lead Atlanta …
The Hawks pulled within one on Onyeka Okongwu’s lay-in midway
through the fourth and Bogdan Bogdanovich’s straightaway 3 with 1:52
remaining … Trent answered with a 3, and Bogdanovic made a corner 3 to
make it 101-100 … OG Anunoby then shot a 3-pointer to put the Raptors
up 104-100 with 20.1 seconds to go, and Toronto closed out the game …
The Raptors erased an 11-point deficit when Scottie Barnes converted a
three-point play to make it 63-61 midway through the third … It was the
Raptors’ first lead since it was 25-23 … Atlanta led 57-48 at halftime as
Huerter scored 16 points, going 6 for 6 from the field and hitting three 3s.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 25 23 32 26 106
ATLANTA 24 33 15 28 10

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 26-23 18-14 8-9
HOME 14-12 8-7 6-5
AWAY 12-11 10-7 2-4
OVERTIME 1-1 1-1 0-0

CHICAGO BULLS (32-18) @ TORONTO RAPTORS (26-23)
Game 51, Road Game 26
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 – 6:30 PM CT
Scotiabank Arena
NBC SPORTS CHICAGO / WSCR-AM 670
PROB-A-BULL STARTERS

Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Player Updates
F 24 JAVONTE GREEN 6-6 215
2021-22 Season: 6.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 22.5 mpg, .516 FG%, .311 3FG%, .778 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 8 games, 4.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.5 apg, 9.0 mpg, .583 FG%, .429 3FG%, .600 FT%
Note: Has scored in double figures in three of his last four games, shooting 18-for-31 (.581) FG%.
F 11 DeMAR DeROZAN 6-6 220
2021-22 Season: 26.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 5.0 apg, 35.0 mpg, .505 FG%, .357 3FG%, .858 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 8 games, 23.0 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 7.8 apg, 35.5 mpg, .518 FG%, .462 3FG%, .896 FT%
Note: Averaging 30.8 ppg while connecting on 60-of-95 (.632) from the floor over his last 5 games.
C 9 NIKOLA VUČEVIĆ 6-11 260
2021-22 Season: 16.8 ppg, 11.4 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.2 bpg, 33.4 mpg, .450 FG%, .324 3FG%, .746 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 35 games, 14.7 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 3.2 apg, 29.5 mpg, .474 FG%, .359 3FG%, .700 FT%
Note: Recorded his team-leading 27th double-double with 18 points & 13 rebounds vs. ORL (2/1/22)
G 8 ZACH LaVINE 6-5 202
2021-22 Season: 24.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.3 apg, 34.1 mpg, .484 FG%, .395 3FG%, .874 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 15 games, 17.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.6 apg, 33.5 mpg, .425 FG%, .284 3FG%, .788 FT%
Note: Has scored in double figures in 145 of his last 146 games; ranks 14th in the NBA in scoring.
G 12 AYO DOSUNMU 6-5 200
2021-22 Season: 7.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.3 apg, 23.6 mpg, .531 FG%, .432 3FG%, .660 FT%
Career vs. TOR: 1 game, 7.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 4.0 apg, 38.1 mpg, .300 FG%, .000 3FG%, .500 FT%
Note: In 12th start: 36 min, shot 4-of-7 from floor (3-of-5 from arc), with 9 asts & 1 turnover vs ORL (2/1).

NEXT FIVE GAMES:
DATE GAME OPPONENT SITE TIME (CT) TV RADIO

02/04 52 @ Indiana Gainbridge Fieldhouse 6 p.m. NBCSCH WSCR-AM 670
02/06 53 PHILADELPHIA United Center 2:30 p.m. NBCSCH WSCR-AM 670 / WRTO 1200, TUDN
02/07 54 PHOENIX United Center 7 p.m. NBCSCH/NBATV WSCR-AM 670 / WRTO 1200, TUDN
02/09 55 @ Charlotte Spectrum Center 6:30 p.m. NBCSCH/ESPN WSCR-AM 670
02/11 56 MINNESOTA United Center 7 p.m. NBCSCH WSCR-AM 670 / WRTO 1200, TUDN
2021-22 RECORD HOME ROAD OT
OVERALL 32-18 19-6 13-12 0-0
EASTERN 21-11 12-5 9-6 0-0
WESTERN 11-7 7-1 4-6 0-0

REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE/RESULTS:
OCTOBER (5-1)
20 @ Detroit, W 94-88
22 vs. NOP, W 128-112
23 vs. DETROIT, W 97-82
25 @ Toronto, W 111-108
28 vs. NEW YORK, L 103-104
30 vs. UTAH, W 107-99
All times Central
NOVEMBER (9-7)
1 @ Boston, W 128-114
3 @ Philadelphia, L 98-103
6 vs. PHILADELPHIA, L 104-115
8 vs. BROOKLYN, W 118-95
10 vs. DALLAS, W 117-107
12 @ Golden State, L 93-119
14 @ L.A. Clippers, W 100-90
15 @ L.A. Lakers, W 121-103
17 @ Portland, L 107-112
19 @ Denver, W 114-108
21 vs. NEW YORK, W 109-103
22 vs. INDIANA, L 77-109
24 @ Houston L 113-118
26 @ Orlando, W 123-88
27 vs. MIAMI, L 104-107
29 vs. CHARLOTTE, W 133-119
DECEMBER (9-2)
2 @ New York, W 119-115
4 @ Brooklyn, W 111-107
6 vs. DENVER, W 109-97
8 @ Cleveland, L 92-115
11 @ Miami, L 92-118
14 vs. DETROIT POSTPONED
16 @ Toronto POSTPONED
19 vs. LA LAKERS, W 115-110
20 vs. HOUSTON, W 133-118
22 vs. TORONTO POSTPONED
26 vs. INDIANA, W 113-105
27 @ Atlanta, W 130-118
29 vs. ATLANTA W 131-117
31 @ Indiana, W 108-106
JANUARY (8-8)
1 @ Washington, W 120-119
3 vs. ORLANDO, W 102-98
7 vs. WASHINGTON W 130-122
9 @ Dallas, L 99-113
11 vs. DETROIT, W 133-87
12 vs. BROOKLYN, L 112-138
14 vs. GOLDEN STATE, L 96-138
15 @ Boston, L 112-114
17 @ Memphis, L 106-119
19 vs. CLEVELAND, W 117-104
21 @ Milwaukee, L 90-94
23 @ Orlando, L 95-114
24 @ Oklahoma City W 111-110
26 vs. TORONTO, W 111-105
28 @ San Antonio, L 122-131
30 vs. PORTLAND, W 130-116
FEBRUARY (1-0)
1 vs. ORLANDO, W 126-115
3 @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
4 @ Indiana 6 p.m.
6 vs. PHILADELPHIA, 2:30 p.m.
7 vs. PHOENIX, 7 p.m.
9 @ Charlotte, 6:30 p.m.
11 vs. MINNESOTA, 7 p.m.
12 vs. OKLA. CITY, 7 p.m.
14 vs. SAN ANTONIO, 7 p.m.
16 vs. SACRAMENTO, 7 p.m.
24 vs. ATLANTA, 7 p.m.
26 vs. MEMPHIS, 7 p.m.
28 @ Miami, 6:30 p.m.
MARCH (0-0)
3 @ Atlanta, 6 p.m
4 vs. MILWAUKEE, 6:30 p.m.
7 @ Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
9 @ Detroit, 6 p.m.
12 vs. CLEVELAND, 7 p.m.
14 @ Sacramento, 9 p.m.
16 @ Utah, 8 p.m.
18 @ Phoenix, 9 p.m.
21 vs. TORONTO, 7 p.m.
22 @ Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
24 @ New Orleans, 7 p.m.
26 @ Cleveland, 7 p.m.
28 @ New York, 6:30 p.m.
29 @ Washington, 6 p.m.
31 vs. L.A. CLIPPERS, 7 p.m.
APRIL (0-0)
2 vs. MIAMI, 7 p.m.
5 vs. MILWAUKEE, 7 p.m.
6 vs. BOSTON, 7 p.m.
8 vs. CHARLOTTE, 7 p.m.
10 @ Minnesota, TBD
2021-22 TRANSACTIONS: Acquired Lonzo Ball from New Orleans (8/8) … Signed free agent Alex Caruso (8/10) … Acquired DeMar DeRozan from San Antonio (8/11) … Re-signed
Javonte Green (8/11) … Signed Tony Bradley (8/11) … Signed Ayo Dosunmu (8/12) … Signed Marko Simonović (8/12) … Signed Devon Dotson to a Two-Way contract (8/13) …
Acquired Derrick Jones Jr. from Portland (8/28) … Signed Matt Thomas (9/4) … Signed Alize Johnson, Stanley Johnson and Ethan Thompson (9/6) … Signed Tyler Cook (9/7) …
Signed Daniel Oturu (9/26) … Waived Ethan Thompson and Daniel Oturu (10/11) … Waived Stanley Johnson (10/16) … Converted Tyler Cook to Two-Way contract (10/16) … Signed
Stanley Johnson to 10-Day contract (12/9) … Signed Alfonzo McKinnie to 10-Day contract (12/10) … Signed Alfonzo McKinnie to second 10-day contract (12/20) … Signed Mac McClung
to 10-day contract (12/22) … Signed Ersan Ílyasova to 10-Day contract (12/22) … Waived Alize Johnson (12/26) … Signed Alfonzo McKinnie to standard contract (12/26) … Signed

NOTE-A-BULL FOR TONIGHT
At 32-18 (.640), the Bulls own the best record in the East. Before this current
campaign, the last time the Bulls were 32-18 was January 20, 1974.
DeMAR DeROZAN and ZACH LaVINE have scored 20+ points in the same
game an NBA-best 27 times.
Tonight is the first of a back-to-back for Chicago. All-in-all the Bulls have 17
back-to-backs this season. So far they’ve won eight of 10 openers and six
closers.
TEAM NOTE-A-BULLS
This season the Bulls are 18-1 (.947) when its bench outscores their
counterparts. They are also 16-2 (.889) when they shoot 50% or better from
the floor, and 21-3 (.875) when they hand out more assists.
Chicago has hit the 130-point mark an NBA-best seven times this season.
The Bulls have also posted 70+ points by halftime five times this season.
Last year, they were only able to accomplish this twice in 72 games.
The Bulls have shot .500 or better from the field an NBA-best 18 times this
season.
The Bulls have also shot .500 or better from the field and .400 or better from
three in the same game an NBA-leading 15 times this season.
The Bulls have also dished 30+ helpers 13 times, tying them with Charlotte
for 4th most in the league.
Chicago’s 46-point drubbing (133-87) of the Detroit Pistons (1/11) was not only its 10th straight win over a longtime rival, it also marked the franchise’s
largest margin of victory since February, 22, 1991 when the Bulls stampeded past the Sacramento Kings, 129-82 (47 points).
The 133-points scored vs. Detriot (1/11) was the third time time this season the Bulls have torched the twine for that many points. Chicago last scored 133
points three times in a season in 1990-91.
The Bulls also tied a season-high with 18 treys (18-of-34 .529) vs. Detroit (1/11). Chicago had earlier knocked down 18 from long distance at Atlanta (12/27).
The Bulls definitely weren’t done rewriting the (season) record book after the opening 24 minutes against the Hawks (12/29), as the team went on to record
season-bests in shooting (52-of-84 .619 FG%) and assists 38, a total that hadn’t been reached since Dec. 2, 2014, in a double-overtime game vs. Dallas.
Also against Atlanta (12/29), all 12 active Bulls players saw the floor and scored, with seven notching double figures, and two posting double-doubles (Nikola
Vučević – 16 points/20 rebounds and Coby White – 17 points/12 assists).
PLAYER NOTE-A-BULLS
NIKOLA VUČEVIĆ notched his 27th double-double of the season vs. Orlando (2/1) with 18 points and 13 rebounds. That ties him with Giannis
Antetokounmpo for the 6th-most double-doubles in the NBA this season. Vučević has been on a roll of late, recording double-doubles (points/rebounds) in
eight of his last nine games.
AYO DOSUNMU shot a perfect 9-of-9 from the field to start the game at Oklahoma City (1/24), establishing a new Bulls rookie record. ORLANDO
WOOLRIDGE held the previous mark by shooting 8-of-8 at Indiana (1/17/82) during his first season. Dosunmu finished the night with 24 points on 10-of-14
shooting, including 4-of-6 from beyond the 3-point arc.
DeMAR DeROZAN posted a season-high 41 points at Orlando (1/23) on 15-of-21 shooting (.714) from the field – his highest shooting percentage when
scoring 40+ points. It was also his third straight game of scoring 30+ points.
DOSUNMU became the first rookie in NBA history to record 20+ points and 10 assists while shooting 90% (9-of-10, including 3-of-3 from beyond the arc)
from the floor in a game at Boston (1/15). It was his third career start, and he finished with 21 points, 10 assists and four rebounds.
DOSUNMU backed up his historic night in Boston (1/15) with a second consecutive double-double at Memphis (1/17), posting 15 points and 10 rebounds,
while also bagging four steals against the Grizzlies. He’s the first Bulls rookie to record back-to-back double-doubles since ELTON BRAND in April, 2000.
DeMAR DeROZAN became the first player in NBA history to hit game-winning buzzer-beaters on back-to-back days with clutch 3-pointers at Indiana (12/31)
and at Washington (1/1). Only one other player in NBA history (Boston Hall of Famer LARRY BIRD) hit back-to-back game-winning buzzer-beaters before,
but Bird’s occurred over three days (Jan. 27 and Jan. 29, 1985). (Basketball-Reference)
DeMAR DeROZAN (35 points, 10 assists) and ZACH LaVINE (30 points, nine assists) became the second pair of Bulls teammates to post 30+ points and
hand out 9+ assists in the same game (at Atlanta 12/27) since MICHAEL JORDAN (37 points, nine assists) and SCOTTIE PIPPEN (35 points, nine assists)
at Boston on March 31, 1991. (NBA History).
DeROZAN (38x) and LaVINE (37x) are two of only six players in the league (and the only teammates) to score 20+-points 37 times this season, and in the
same game an NBA-best 27 times. DeROZAN (13x) and LaVINE (12x) are also the only teammates to score 30+-points at least a dozen times this season.
When it comes to scoring down the stretch, Chicago’s Dynamic Duo are two of the best in the business. DeROZAN ranks 2nd overall in 4th-quarter scoring
with 337 points while LaVINE is 12th with 233 points.
DeROZAN ranks 6th in scoring with an average of 26.5 points. Only eight times has he failed to post 20+-points, but he’s scored in double-figures in every
appearance (46) this season.
LaVINE ranks 14th in in scoring with an average of 24.9 points per game. He has failed to score 20+-points only six times this season.
2021-22 NBA KEY DATES
2021
Oct. 19 Start of the 2021-22 NBA Regular Season
2022
Jan. 5 10-day contracts may now be signed
Jan. 10 All Standard NBA contracts are guaranteed for the
remainder of the season
Jan. 20 All Two-Way Contracts are guaranteed for the
remainder of the season
Feb. 10 NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)
Feb. 18-20 NBA All-Star 2022 (Cleveland, OH)
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 (sepossible move up to
May 15-16)
June 2 NBA Finals 2022 begin
SEEING STARS: The All-Stars on the Bulls roster are making more good cases to be included in the NBA’s marquee weekend
again this season. DeMAR DeROZAN, ZACH LaVINE and NIKOLA VUČEVIĆ are playing some of the best basketball in the East
at their positions, and AYO DOSUNMU is making his presence known among his rookie class as a Rising Star. DeROZAN was
named a starter in the All-Star Game on Jan. 27 for the third time in his career. It’s his first All-Star nod as a member of the Bulls,
but his fifth selection overall.
AYO DOSUNMU – Selected by NBA assistant coaches, Dosunmu was recently named one of 12 first-year players to participate in the 2022 Clorox Rising Stars
Game on Friday, Feb. 18 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland as part of NBA All-Star Weekend. TNT will televise the annual showcase of premier young
talent at 8 p.m. CT. In 12 games as a starter this season, Dosunmu has averaged 37.5 mpg, 11.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 6.3 assists and only 1.8 turnovers while
shooting .573 from the field, .459 from three and .842 from the free throw line.
o He’s one of five rookies to have consecutive double-double games this season (1/15 at BOS and 1/17 at MEM), and one of two to score at least 15 points
in both of the games.
o Is the only rookie to shoot .500 or better (.531) from the field and .400 or better (.432) from three (with a minimum of 40 games played).
TWO FOR THE ROAD: Ten times this season DeMAR DeROZAN and ZACH LaVINE combined to score 60+-points in a game. Each occasion has come on the road,
with Chicago winning eight of the 10 games.
DIALING LONG DISTANCE: ZACH LaVINE is quickly rising to the top of the Bulls’ All-Time Three-point list. In the fourth game of the season (and LaVine’s 209th as
a Bull), the 8th-year guard knocked down three treys at Toronto (10/25/21) to pass franchise icon MICHAEL JORDAN (555) for the No. 4 spot in Bulls history. LaVine
then moved ahead of fellow Bulls Hall of Famer, SCOTTIE PIPPEN (664), after hitting three more long distance shots vs. Portland (1/30/22) in his 247th game as a
Chicago Bull. The franchise’s No. 2 spot is in now sight and could LaVine’s by the end of this season