CHICAGO (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 18 points, Danny Green added 17 and Serge Ibaka had 16 points and four blocks, sending the short-handed Toronto Raptors to a 122-83 rout of the Chicago Bulls that snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday night.
Green went 7 for 7 from the field, including 3 of 3 on 3-pointers.
Toronto was minus leading scorer Kawhi Leonard, held out after playing 43 minutes in an overtime loss at Boston on Friday night. Leonard played in just nine games last season and has yet to appear in back-to-back games this season.
Antonio Blakeney had 13 points and Justin Holiday and Jabari Parker each added 12 for the Bulls, who have dropped four straight.
Chicago also played without its leading scorer, Zach LaVine, who sat out with an illness. LaVine first experienced symptoms Thursday night and struggled through Friday night’s game at Milwaukee.
Raptors: G Kyle Lowry didn’t return after tweaking an ankle in the third quarter. … OG Anunoby (sprained right wrist), C.J. Miles (right adductor strain) and Norman Powell (left shoulder) didn’t play.
Bulls: F Lauri Markkanen, sidelined since the preseason with a sprained right elbow, is close to being cleared for contact. “We’ll see,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “He just had a great workout before we had our walkthrough out there and he’s making progress, and that’s the important thing.”
Raptors: At the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.
Bulls: Host the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.
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