Saturday, March 24, 2012
DeMar DeRozan (ankle) sits out
CHICAGO -- Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan was out of the starting lineup for Saturday night's game with the Chicago Bulls because of a left ankle injury and fell one start short of tying the franchise record.
DeRozan, who is averaging 16.5 points, had started 130 straight games but was injured in the fourth quarter of Friday night's victory over the Knicks when he scored 30 points. The Raptors' record for consecutive starts is 131 set by Alvin Williams. Toronto was also without top reserve Jerryd Bayless because of a left hip pointer. Gary Forbes started for DeRozan.