Tuesday game preview: Chicago Bulls at Raptors
|Toronto Star 06 Nov 2017 at 18:52|
Chicago: Jerian Grant, Justin Holiday, Paul Zipser, Lauri Markkanen, Robin Lopez. Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Norm Powell, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas.
Chicago rookie Lauri Markkanen is off to a solid start to his career, averaging 16 points a game and shooting about 38 per cent from three-point range. The Raptors Serge Ibaka is going to have to chase him out around the arc and not give him space to shoot.
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Bobby Portis, suspended eight games by the Bulls for slugging teammate Niko Mirotic in a practice, is eligible to play. Coach Fred Hoiberg said he’ll back up Markkenen at power forward . . . The Bulls also lost small forward David Nwaba to a severely sprained ankle.