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NBA Game Summary - Chicago at Toronto



(Wednesday, February 19th)

Final Score: Chicago 94, Toronto 92

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Boozer had 20 points and eight rebounds and the Chicago Bulls held on for a 94-92 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Chicago had a shot clock violation with 10.9 seconds remaining, but Jimmy Butler blocked DeMar DeRozan's potentially go-ahead jumper with 2.4 seconds to play.

"DeRozan got going, but Jimmy was there on him," Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said of the block.

Butler split a pair of foul shots to put the Bulls up two and DeRozan's heave from halfcourt at the horn was off the mark.

Kirk Hinrich had 19 points, Joakim Noah dished out 13 assists and Butler provided 16 points, six assists and six boards for the Bulls, who have won four in a row.

DeRozan finished with a game-high 32 points for Toronto, which had its three- game winning streak snapped. Kyle Lowry tallied 16 points, seven assists and five rebounds in defeat.

Toronto trailed by as many as 15 in the third, but Lowry knocked down a pair of free throws before pulling up for a 3-pointer a possession later to get the Raptors within 91-89 with 1:30 left.

DeRozan airballed a right elbow fallaway jumper on Toronto's next touch and Hinrich knocked down a pull-up left elbow jumper with 41.3 ticks on the clock to make it 93-89.

Tyler Hansbrough was unable to get his hook shot to drop at the other end, but Amir Johnson snatched the offensive rebound and recorded a three-point play, which cut the deficit to 93-92 with 34.9 seconds remaining.

Earlier, Boozer netted four points during an early 8-2 Bulls spurt, which staked Chicago to a 14-6 lead four-plus minutes in.

The Bulls led 31-21 after a quarter of play and by as many as 15 in the second before Terrence Ross' three-point play capped an 11-0 Toronto run to get it within 40-36.

Chicago took a 48-41 cushion into the break and further extended its advantage in the third. Hinrich concluded a 12-4 burst with a 3-pointer to make it 66-51 a little past the midway point of the frame.

The Bulls headed into the fourth with a 70-62 edge.

"We can't start a team like that, that many points and expect to fight back and get back into the game," Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said.

Game Notes

Chicago shot 50 percent (36-of-72) from the floor and knocked down 7-of-12 (58.3 percent) from the 3-point line ... Toronto was 3-of-17 (17.6 percent) from beyond the arc.

02/19 23:26:26 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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