Rapid Reaction: Bulls 94, Raptors 82

March, 21, 2012
3/21/12
8:22
PM CT
By Brendan Murphy
ESPNChicago.com
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Here's a quick look at the Bulls' win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.


How it happened: It’s very likely the Bulls envisioned their point guard and shooting guard winning games in the fourth quarter often this season – but it’s safe to assume they weren’t expecting Kyle Korver and John Lucas III to be filling those crunch-time roles. That duo combined for 23 points off the bench in the fourth quarter as Chicago – on the strength of a 20-0 run – powered past the Raptors late. The Bulls were again missing Derrick Rose. They improved to 11-4 with Rose on the sidelines.

What it means: Wednesday’s win was yet another testament to Chicago’s depth. Lucas, in particular, has proven to be a pleasant surprise as his work load has increased in recent weeks. He scored in double digits for the third time in five games on Wednesday.

What’s next: The Bulls will face a familiar foe on Saturday: The Raptors. Chicago’s only other home-and-home this season will take place against the Knicks next month.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Derrick Rose
PTS AST STL MIN
15.9 4.3 0.5 31.1
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Noah 11.3
AssistsJ. Noah 5.4
StealsJ. Butler 1.9
BlocksJ. Noah 1.5