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Last night's Toronto Raptors win over the visiting Chicago Bulls was notable for what appeared to be actual defensive effort in the second half. Check out the reaction from Raptors.com, Raptors Republic, the Zan Tabak Herald, Hoops Addict and Mediocre Forever.

For the Bulls perspective, head on over to Blog a Bull, Bulls.com blogger Sam Smith, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Herald.

Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer goes Behind the Box Score to bemoan the fact that the Bulls couldn't even score 90 on the Raptors.Yes, that is quite sad - but we'll take it!

According to Yahoo Sports, the Knicks have turned their 2010 attention to Chris Bosh and Joe Johnson.

T.Jose Caldesports' Chris Black weighs in on the similarities between Andrea Bargnani and... Steve Nash. He also looks at the exclusive club Bosh will join if he maintains averages above 25 points and 10 rebounds for the entire season.

SLAM imagines Joakim Noah as a Toronto Raptor.

For some NBA players -- like former Raptors Jason Kapono and Morris Peterson -- there's no such thing as a slam dunk.

Last night, the Raptors were all on the same page and feeding off rookie DeMar DeRozan's high energy. DeRozan's blog has a couple of those highlight reel plays.

Toronto's second-half defence was key to winning against the Bulls.

Dave Berri's Wages of Wins Journal tries to assign blame in Cleveland, with former Raptors Anthony Parker and Jamario Moon being singled out for their below average play.

Searching for the perfect gift idea for your special lady? Air Jordans now come in hooker boot form.

Nervous flyer Delonte West is B.A. Baracus from the A-Team, apparently.

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