The Windy City Bulls, presented by BMO, the NBA G League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, fended off the Raptors 905 125-114 Tuesday night at NOW Arena. Windy City’s Daniel Oturu and Scottie Lindsey combined for 50 points off the bench in the victory.
Lindsey made an instant impact in the opening quarter, scoring 12 points on perfect 3-for-3 shooting from beyond the arc. Despite Lindsey’s scorching start, the Raptors held a one-point lead at the end of the first period after nine Raptors scored in the quarter.
Windy City knocked down 8-of-12 shots in the second period, but couldn’t create any separation from the Raptors, with the two teams scoring 29 points apiece in the period and the Bulls.
After a back-and-forth first half, the Raptors held a narrow one-point lead at the break.
Coming out of halftime, Lindsey once again lit up the scoreboard, putting up 12 points in the period on perfect 4-for-4 shooting from the field. Lindsey’s hot shooting helped the Bulls outscore the Raptors 33-23 and grab a nine-point lead heading into the final 12 minutes.
In the fourth quarter, the Raptors managed to get within two points of the Bulls with 7:34 left to play. But Oturu and Ethan Thompson each scored 10 points in the quarter to help propel Bulls to an 11-point victory.
Oturu finished with 26 points on 6-for-7 shooting from the field to go along with 14 rebounds. Lindsey put up 24 points and knocked down all five of his three-point attempts. Bryce Alford also came off the pine to score 17 points.
Thompson’s strong fourth quarter carried him to 15 points on the night. Chicago Bulls’ Two-Way forward Tyler Cook scored 12 points in 15 minutes in his first game back from injury. Perrion Callandret was the sixth Bulls player to reach double figures, scoring 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting.
For the Raptors, eight players scored in double figures, led by Reggie Perry’s 23 points and 12 rebounds.
As a team, the Bulls shot 55.6% from the field and a scorching 60% from three-point territory. The Raptors shot 41.6% overall and 28.6% from beyond the arc.
With the win, the Bulls improve to 2-3 in the regular season, while the Raptors fall to 5-2.
Windy City is scheduled to play their next three games on the road. First, the Bulls play the Maine Celtics Jan. 20 before a pair of games against the Capital City Go-Go Jan. 22 and 24. Tip-off against the Celtics is set for 6 p.m. CT and the game will be broadcast on ESPN+.
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