Thaddeus Young

Raptors Win 11th Straight, Use Second Half Surge to Beat Bulls

Terence Davis scored 31 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter in the victory

Terence Davis scored a career-high 31 points and the Toronto Raptors tied a team record with their 11th straight win, beating the Chicago Bulls 129-102 on Sunday.

Toronto also won 11 straight in January 2016, and again from Feb. 26 to Mar. 16, 2018.

Pascal Siakam added 17 points, Serge Ibaka had 16, Chris Boucher 15 and Kyle Lowry 14 for the reigning NBA champions. The Raptors outscored the Bulls 69-39 in the second half to win their 12th consecutive meeting with Chicago.

Thaddeus Young fouled out with 21 points and Zach LaVine had 18 as the Bulls lost their third straight. Toronto swept Chicago for the third straight season.

Chandler Hutchison scored 17 points, and Ryan Arcidiacono and Coby White each had 12 for the Bulls, who are 8-18 on the road.

Davis made a career-high 12 of his 15 field goal attempts, including six of seven from 3-point range.

An undrafted rookie from the University of Mississippi, Davis had scored 23 points twice this season, most recently against Washington on Jan. 17. He surpassed that mark with a 13-point fourth quarter, and received a hug from Lowry when he checked out with 3:12 remaining.

The Raptors were without guard Norman Powell, who broke the ring finger on his left hand in Friday’s win at Detroit. Center March Gasol missed his third straight game because of a sore left hamstring. Both players are out indefinitely.

Bulls guard Kris Dunn missed his first game of the season, with Hutchison starting in his place. Coach Jim Bylen said Dunn has been diagnosed with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

Dunn was injured on the first possession of Friday’s loss at Brooklyn. He flew back to Chicago Saturday to be evaluated by team doctors.

Chicago forward Daniel Gafford didn’t return after suffering an apparent injury on an awkward fall in the first quarter. Gafford had missed the previous nine games because of a dislocated right thumb.

Up by 10 points to begin the fourth, the Raptors extended their lead on 3-pointers by Davis and Patrick McCaw, leading to a Bulls timeout.

Siakam scored eight points in the first and Toronto connected on five of 11 attempts from 3-point range to lead 32-29 after one. Young scored 12 points for the Bulls in the opening quarter, making five of six shots.

Arcidiacono made three of five from long range as the Bulls combined to shoot 7 for 12 from 3-point range in the second. Chicago led 63-60 at halftime.

Toronto reclaimed the lead with a 17-4 run over the first five minutes of the third. Siakam scored nine points in the quarter and Ibaka had eight as the Raptors took a 95-85 lead to the fourth.

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