El eaves DeMar DeRozan anot 26 points against his former team, the escort Zach LaVine got 22 so many and the Chicago Bulls they opened a season with four consecutive victories for the first time since 1996-97, after being imposed at home by 108-111 in front of Toronto Raptors.
The Montenegrin Swiss Pvot Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and the base Lonzo Ball reached 15 points when the Bulls won their fourth straight meeting with Toronto.
The English forward OG Anunoby added 22 points and guard Gary Trent Jr. scored 18 when the Raptors lost for the third time in four games.
Listen to him Toronto’s Fred VanVleet scored 15 points and established a personal record with 17 assists. The Nigerian Power-Wing Precious Achiuwa also achieved a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds with the Raptors, and rookie forward Scottie Barnes reached 13 points scored.
Chicago opened a 20 points within three minutes of the second half and was up at 86-97 with 7:57 to play in the fourth, but Anunoby scored the last five points in a 9-0 streak in Toronto as the Raptors cut the deficit to 95-97 with 4:49 to go. .
DeRozan placed jump shots around a couple of personnel pitches from point guard Alex Caruso when the Bulls responded with a 6-0 streak which gave them a partial advantage of 95-103 and 3:27 for playing regulation time.
Barnes scored after a Bulls loss of the ball with 15 seconds left, reducing it to 108-110.. Vucevic missed the first of two free throws, ending Chicago’s 20-shot streak in a row, but hit the second to put the Bulls ahead three.
VanVleet missed a potential shot that would have tied the score and forced overtime.
Six different Raptors scored a triple in the second quarter, but Ball had three as Chicago beat Toronto with a 27-37 run to lead at halftime with a 51-61 run.
LaVine scored 13 points in the third and the Bulls took an 80-92 lead in the fourth.