The Toronto Raptors took care of the Chicago Bulls in their second win of the season. How did everyone grade in the win?
Looking to force the issue after their previous night’s loss to the Boston Celtics, the Toronto Raptors were back on the road to take on the Chicago Bulls. The Raptors fell to the Celtics 106-112 at the TD Garden in an, overall, frustrating contest for Nick Nurse’s squad.
Turnovers and offensive rebounds were a feature of the night. The Raptors couldn’t protect the ball or the glass and that led to their demise. To beat the Bulls, the Toronto Raptors would have to be mindful of those worries.
The turnovers were subsequently and issue again for the Raptors, but not enough an issue to throw the game away, with the Raptors in truth, running out as comfortable winners against a Bulls team that’ll be looking to make the playoffs this season.
It was a gritty team performance too, with five Raptors players winding up in double-digits for the game. It was the second half that really cemented the win, though, with the team coming out and dropping 36 in the third quarter.
We saw the debut of Matt Thomas, the continued rebirth of OG Anunoby, and – maybe – the end of Stanley Johnson. It was an all-around team performance from Nick Nurse’s squad and a great response after losing a tight game to the Celtics on Friday night.
How did everyone grade in the win?