FINAL SCORE: BULLS 77, RAPS 64 SEASON RECORD: 4W-9L
POUND THE ROCK STAR #1: JAMES JOHNSON
LINE: 12 Pts (6-11), 7-11 FT, 4 Rebs, 2 Blocks
Players show up when they get a chance to face off against their former team. James Johnson did that on Saturday night, putting up his first double digit scoring performance of the season. In just 18 minutes, Johnson put up 12 points against his former Bulls as the Raps couldn't pull out the win. The Raps scored just 12 points in the fourth, as the Bulls cruised to the 77-64 win.
POUND THE ROCK STAR #2: DEMAR DEROZAN
LINE: 15 Pts (7-11), 1-1 3 pt, 4 Rebs, 2 Blocks
DeMar was 5-52 from three point range last season. Now he's making it a point to nail more threes this season, nailing his lone three-pointer in Saturday night's game. DeMar now has 11 threes on the season, over double the makes from last year. DeMar also did work on the defensive side of things with two blocks on the night.
POUND THE ROCK STAR #3: LEANDRO BARBOSA
LINE: 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 assist
The Brazilian Blur continues to be the spark off the bench, putting up 15 points on 20 shots. The Raps bench outperformed the starters on Saturday, accounting for 39 of the Raps 64 pts.
SHOUTOUTS TO THE BULLS:
LINE: 11 pts (4-9), 6-6 FT, 12 Rebs, 1 Steal, 1 Block, 22 min
A season-high in rebounds for the young Bulls forward who outperformed the starter, Joakim Noah, in the win.
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