The Raptors look to sweep a home-and-home with the Bulls and take the season series in the process, while Chicago tries to keep pace in the battle for Eastern Conference playoff positioning.
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Chicago Bulls, Game thread on Apr 12, 2013
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Jonas Valanciunas on Apr 11, 2013
Seeing Jonas Valanciunas in a neck brace and on a stretcher at the end of Tuesday night’s game in Chicago was certainly concerning, but thankfully, the injury doesn’t sound to be too serious and Valanciunas is a gametime decision for Friday’s game against the Bulls.
Nonetheless, even if an overly cautious approach saw the flexion extension injury end Valanciunas’ rookie season, we’ve seen more than enough from Jonas to continue to favourably project the big man’s development going forward.
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Amir Johnson, Chicago Bulls, DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Lowry, Quincy Acy, Recap, Rudy Gay, Terrence Ross on Apr 09, 2013
The Raptors scored 100 points for the first time in 10 games and barely hung on against a severely shorthanded Bulls team to reach the 30-win plateau for the first time in three years.
Hooray for slightly less futile futility!
The Raps were in cruise control for the majority of the night before narrowly escaping an all too familiar fourth quarter meltdown in what was a pretty ugly finish.
Now here are some thoughts on the game…
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Amir Johnson on Apr 09, 2013
Terrence Ross converts an and-one, a courtside photographer’s camera ends up on the floor, and naturally, Amir Johnson picks it up and proceeds to take some professional photos of his teammates…
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Chicago Bulls, Game thread on Apr 09, 2013
The Raptors continue to play out the string in Chicago, where the banged up Bulls are fighting for playoff positioning in the East.