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DeRozan, LaVine help Bulls beat Raptors for 4th straight win

Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) moves the ball around Toronto Raptors forward OG...
Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) moves the ball around Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) during first-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021.(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP))
Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 9:54 PM CDT
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TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points against his former team, Zach LaVine had 22 points and the Chicago Bulls opened a season with four straight wins for the first time since 1996-97, holding off the Toronto Raptors 111-108 on Monday night.

Nikola Vucevic scored 17 points and Lonzo Ball had 15 as the Bulls won their fourth straight meeting with Toronto. Ball shot 5 for 9 from 3-point range.

OG Anunoby scored 22 points and Gary Trent Jr. had 18 as the struggling Raptors lost for the third time in four games.

Toronto’s Fred VanVleet scored 15 points and set a career high with 17 assists. Precious Achiuwa had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, and rookie Scottie Barnes scored 13 points.

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