Grades from Toronto Raptors' blowout win vs Chicago Bulls

An inspired second-half surge saw the Toronto Raptors pick up their eleventh straight victory with a win against the Chicago Bulls. How did everyone grade?

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Toronto Raptors - Fred VanVleet (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Well, another game, another win for the Toronto Raptors. This time, it came on Super Bowl Sunday at the expense of the Chicago Bulls, who are still vying for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. Performances like that won't do a lot to secure belief that they can do it.

The Raptors entered the game with yet another injury - this one sustained to potential Sixth Man of the Year candidate, Norman Powell. Unfortunately, Powell suffered a fracture to the fourth metacarpal in his left and is now out indefinitely.

This season has seen Powell step up into a career-year and the Raptors have leaned on his scoring during the past few months, so losing him is a big blow.

But, just as the Raptors have done amidst all of the injuries this season, they carried on fighting. After a shaky first half against the Chicago Bulls, the Raptors responded in the second half and walked over the visitors. When all was said and done, the Raptors had shot 57-percent from the field and 47-percent from three.

If anything, this night was about Terence Davis, though. The rookie had a career-high 31 points on 12-of-15 shooting only days after being snubbed from the NBA's Rising Stars game at All-Star weekend. No matter, because winning matters more.

Overall, it was an impressive win for the Raptors as they scored 69 points in the second half. No one played more than 30 minutes and seven players finished with double-digit scoring totals. That's a well-rounded victory.

It's now 11 straight wins too. The Raptors are now heading towards another franchise record during this winning streak. One more win would break the record.

One more win.

Starters Grades

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Toronto Raptors - Pascal Siakam (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry

Point Guard | Toronto Raptors
A
Two early three-pointers to kick off the game, and after that, only one more made field-goal. Still, Lowry only needed to take seven shots in this game. Finishing with 14 points, four rebounds, and six assists, Lowry never really needed to get out of second or third gear. He attacked the rim which got him to the line, and he knocked down 42-percent of his threes and kept the play humming. Easy game.
Fred VanVleet

Fred VanVleet

Point Guard | Toronto Raptors
B+
The main highlight is certainly Fred VanVleet dropping Tomas Satoransky like a sack of potatoes. Other than channeling his inner Rafer Alston, VanVleet was more than competent in this game. He attacked the rim, dropped dimes, and rebounded the ball well. Not the greatest shooting night in the world, but adding two triples is always appreciated.
OG Anunoby

OG Anunoby

Small Forward | Toronto Raptors
C+
Didn't take a three-pointer, but only missed one of his three shots, a contested layup at the rim. He rebounded well - grabbing seven boards - defended hard and looked fairly comfortable. Only 21 minutes, though, due to Nurse rolling with a three-guard look with Lowry, VanVleet, and Davis. It was needed.
Pascal Siakam

Pascal Siakam

Power Forward | Toronto Raptors
B+
A ho-hum 42-percent from the field, but Siakam had one of his best passing games of the season, tallying five assists to pair with his 17 points and nine rebounds. The highlight of Siakam's game was his fadeaway jump shot over a great defender in Thaddeus Young to beat the buzzer. He's dipping in and out, but the Raptors are better with him on the court.
Serge Ibaka

Serge Ibaka

Center | Toronto Raptors
A+
Continues to step into the starting role and deliver for the Raptors in the absence of Marc Gasol. 16 points, six rebounds, and three huge blocks for Ibaka on a night where his defense was pivotal to the Raptors as they made their run in the second half. A great all-around game from Serge in, maybe, the best season of his career.
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Bench Grades

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Toronto Raptors (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Terence Davis

Terence Davis

Shooting Guard | Toronto Raptors
A+
No Norman Powell, no problem. It was Terence Davis' turn to run with the Bulls, going for a career-high 31 points along with four rebounds and two assists. Notably, his 31 points came on just 12-of-15 shooting - an uber-efficient scoring night from the rookie. He was everywhere for the Raptors on both ends of the court. Tell me again why one of the most impressive rookies of the season isn't in the Rising Stars Game? Scrap the format.
Chris Boucher

Chris Boucher

Power Forward | Toronto Raptors
A-
A game-high 21 for Chris Boucher. As mentioned previously, it's nice to see him get extended looks, even under the circumstances of injury. Does so well cutting to the rim and diving on pick-and-roll looks, his length is just such a nuisance for literally everyone he plays against. Always willing to take the three too.
Patrick McCaw

Patrick McCaw

Shooting Guard | Toronto Raptors
B
To quote Bane: "No one knew who I was until I put on the mask." Okay, we knew who Patrick McCaw was, but we didn't know him like this. Taking - and making - three-pointers gives McCaw a different sort of feel. If he can make that shot consistently, you could probably understand the reason for the large minutes. He was pretty solid on both sides of the ball, with 10 points, two rebounds, and two assists. He looked energetic and often made the right decision, which is nice.
Matt Thomas

Matt Thomas

Shooting Guard | Toronto Raptors
B
More than just a shooter, but still able to hit those shots. Credit for Matt Thomas, who always gives his all defensively, he did a little more too, dishing out to dimes and attacking off the bounce. Nice game, nice to see him too.
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Head Coach and Opponent

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Toronto Raptors (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Nick Nurse

Nick Nurse

Head Coach | Toronto Raptors
A
Nice job running Terence Davis in a three-guard lineup from Nurse. Also, it's always nice to get a big win and not play anyone over 30 minutes. Those are the wins you want. This team is getting by in spite of injuries and is heading for another franchise record. What a time to be alive.
Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls

(19-33) | Eastern Conference
D
The Bulls got the scoop early on, they shot the three-ball well but collapsed in the second half and the Raptors shot 57-percent from the field and 47-percent from three. Need I say more?
Next: Where does Pascal Siakam rank among All-Star starters?

Here we go, another franchise record on the cards. Can the Raptors make it 12 straight? That would really be something. The Indiana Pacers are certainly going to make it difficult.