LaVine, Chicago set for matchup with Toronto

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Posted4/7/2021 7:00 AM

Chicago Bulls (21-28, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (20-31, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

Tampa; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

 

BOTTOM LINE: Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls visit the Toronto Raptors. LaVine is seventh in the league averaging 27.2 points per game.

The Raptors have gone 13-17 against Eastern Conference teams. Toronto is ninth in the Eastern Conference scoring 111.9 points while shooting 44.6% from the field.

The Bulls are 11-11 against Eastern Conference opponents. Chicago ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.9% from downtown. LaVine paces the Bulls shooting 41.8% from 3-point range.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Bulls won 118-95 in the last meeting on March 14. Patrick Williams led Chicago with 23 points, and Norman Powell led Toronto with 32 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gary Trent Jr. ranks third on the Raptors with 2.7 made 3-pointers, and is averaging 15.9 points while shooting 38.8% from beyond the arc. Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists over the last 10 games for Toronto.

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LaVine is averaging 27.2 points and 5.0 rebounds for the Bulls. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 1.7 made 3-pointers and scoring 22.7 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 3-7, averaging 109.7 points, 42.3 rebounds, 21.3 assists, 8.6 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.9 points on 45.1% shooting.

Bulls: 3-7, averaging 107.2 points, 46.3 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 6.3 steals and four blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.4 points on 48.6% shooting.

INJURIES: Raptors: Rodney Hood: out (hip), Jalen Harris: out (hip), Paul Watson: out (health and safety protocols), Fred VanVleet: out (hip), Patrick McCaw: out (knee), Kyle Lowry: out (foot).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Bulls: Daniel Theis: out (not with team), Adam Mokoka: out (not with team), Devon Dotson: out (not with team), Garrett Temple: out (hamstring).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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