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Raptors Rapid Recap - Toronto 110 - Chicago 78

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-The big question going into tonight's match against the Bulls was if the zeal from last night's OT win over the Wiz would carry over.  Considering the 32 point win, you could say that it did just a little bit.

-The Raptors came out guns blazing out scoring the Bulls 37 to 16 in the first quarter and never looked back.  Chris Bosh led the way with 25 points and 12 rebounds in only 22 minutes of play but he had help from all angles tonight.  Five players in double figures, including much-needed games from Antoine Wright (10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists) and Marco Belinelli (15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.)

-Toronto completely outplayed Chicago shooting 48 per cent from the field and outrebounding the Bulls, a ridiculous 53 to 32.  It was great to see the Dinos so relentless in the latter department, especially on the offensive end, and their 18 offensive boards sunk Chicago's spirirts.

-On the other side of the ball, it didn't help that the Bulls ace rebounder Joakim Noah was tossed in the second half with his second technical foul and so after that, the slaughter was on.  Chicago though was horrid offensively all night, shooting only 39 per cent and really didn't show a sign of life after the first few minutes of this one.

-It was about as complete a game as you could ask for from Toronto, which makes two straight A+ efforts since Jay Triano had a little chat with his club.  The lone concern was that Jose Calderon left the game with a strained hip flexor in the second half.  Sounds like only a minor tweak though and with a few days off, he should be good to go Tuesday.

-A great time to get these two wins as Toronto faces Minnesota and Milwaukee next, two more quite winnable games which could ensure a nice pre-Christmas run considering the Nets are looming as well.