Monday, July 13, 2015

Recap: Raptors 81, Bulls 66

Toronto guards Delon Wright and Norman Powell had their fair share of battles playing in the Pacific-12 Conference the past couple of years.
Both made impacts for the same team on Sunday in the Raptors' second game of the NBA Summer League.
Wright and Powell combined for 29 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in an 81-66 win over the Chicago Bulls at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas.
Powell, the 46th pick of this year's draft, led the way with 19 points and seven rebounds on 7-for-11 shooting. The former UCLA standout scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half to extend the team's 42-28 halftime lead.
Wright, the 20th pick out of Utah, scored eight of his 10 points in the first quarter, but only finished 3-for-9 from the field. He also had three rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 20 minutes.
Wright and Powell, who were both named to the all-Pac-12 first team last season, will be looking to make strong contributions in their rookie years.
Drew Crawford added 13 points, Bruno Caboclo notched 11 points, and Ronald Roberts scored 10 and had eight rebounds for the Raptors, who led by as many as 19 points.
Toronto finished 31-for-75 from the field (41.3 percent) and 5 of 18 (27.8 percent) from long distance.
Doug McDermott, the 11th pick in the 2014 draft, led the Bulls with 11 points. After missing his first six shot attempts, McDermott settled down and made four straight buckets in a span of just over a minute in the third quarter.
Cameron Bairstow had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago, which got five points and six rebounds from 22nd pick Bobby Portis.
Portis, an Arkansas product, struggled mightily in his second NBA game, going 1-for-10 from the floor and committing three turnovers in 27 minutes.
The Bulls went 22 of 70 (31.4 percent) from the field and were 3 of 24 (12.5 percent) from the 3-point line.
Toronto returns to action on Monday, when it faces the Houston Rockets at 7 p.m. Chicago will meet the Brooklyn Nets at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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