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After taking a beating Sunday night in Toronto, the Bulls bounced back Monday night in their second of a two-game set with the Raptors. The Raptors double teaming killed the Bulls on Sunday and Monday night , but it’s not the only time this has happened. DeRozan sees double team’s at the sixth highest rate in the NBA. And the Bulls are one of the worst teams in the league at taking advantage, scoring only 0.96 points per possession on trapping situations, worst of any group in the top 20. But something seemed to click as the Bulls beat the Raptors 111-97 at the United Center. To beat pressure, you have to absorb and unleash it as a weapon against…

In a competitive game throughout, the Bulls fell to the Toronto Raptors 113-104 on Sunday night. The Raptors’ aggressive style dictated the pace and the Bulls ultimately struggled to find efficient offense in the final stretch. The Bulls are now 5-6 on the season. Zach LaVine (knee injury management) sat out on the first night of a back-to-back against the Raptors. Coby White (left quad contusion) and Andre Drummond (left shoulder strain) were also out. Presumably, LaVine will be back in the lineup Monday night, also against the Raptors, back in Chicago. For the Raptors, Pascal Siakam was out, and will miss a few weeks due to a right adductor strain. The point-forward-center is playing at a first-team All-NBA level…

On the third game in four nights, the Bulls were unable to leverage DeRozan’s 46-point performance into a win against the Boston Celtics on Friday night, falling 123-119 to the reigning Eastern Conference champs. This was a competitive game wire-to-wire and showed that this Bulls team isn’t going to fold against top competition this year. Still, they fall to an even 5-5 on the season. Here are my takeaways from the game: Get our latest CHGO Basketball shirt! 1. DeMar DeRozan bounces back DeRozan was back to his usual tricks, but it looked even better in contrast to his previous few games. Having scored only nine points in his previous five quarters combined, DeRozan dropped 19 in the first half…

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