Bobby Portis returns to Chicago Bulls and drops 21 points

David Zalubowski  The Associated Press

But what they lack for talent on the roster, Chicago makes up for by playing hard. "There's going to come a time when we narrow it down, but right now, we've got to see what we've got". The Raps led the Bulls 29-26 after one. "I didn't even sleep last night like I told the guys before". What did Mirotic expect would happen once Portis served his eight games?

DeRozan wound up with a game-high 24 points.

Uncharacteristically pensive with the ball earlier this season, Powell has clearly been far more assertive over the past seven days, using his speed and athleticism to his advantage.

"You have no choice, ' Casey said".

The irony is that the Raptors' big issue coming into the game was slow starts.

But on Tuesday, Toronto's start looked more energetic - albeit against a 2-6 Bulls team undergoing a total rebuild. "We've gone from top-five the last few years to in the 20s now".

"Maybe. There are a lot of excuses", he said, "but none are worth a crap".

With the Raptors 905 season underway in the G League, the Raptors have made a pair of moves. But on this night, it was the slow finish that nearly cost them.

On Tuesday, the team announced that Bruno Caboclo will also be sent down to the Raptors 905. This is my dream and I've always wanted to play in the National Basketball Association.

The Bucks will reportedly land disgruntled Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe in exchange for centre Greg Monroe and a first-round pick. Markkanen has scored in double figures in every game this season. "The offence is getting better, we are just continuing to grow and we will continue to get better at it". He's an all-star level talent and another big, strong, ultra-athletic piece for Milwaukee's roster. It was a great second half effort from the team. "I'm here, and that's all I want to do at this point".

Bobby Portis returned from his eight game suspension and had a monster game.

Portis was serving his suspension after punching teammate Nikola Mirotic in the face at practice just days before the team's season opener against Toronto.

Mirotic darn sure isn't happy Portis is returning to play while Mirotic still recovers from the punch that hospitalized him.

Behind a double-double from Jonas Valanciunas, and a late bucket from DeMar DeRozan, the Toronto Raptors survived a late-game comeback attempt from the rebuilding Chicago Bulls and escaped with a 119-114 victory on Tuesday night.



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