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Bulls take on the Raptors on 3-game skid

March 30, 2019

Toronto Raptors (53-23, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (21-55, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago will try to break its three-game losing streak when the Bulls take on Toronto.

The Bulls are 15-31 against Eastern Conference opponents. Chicago is 7-8 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Raptors have gone 32-15 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto is 29-9 in games decided by 10 points or more. In their last meeting on March 26, the Raptors won 112-103. Norman Powell led Toronto with 20 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ryan Arcidiacono is fourth on the Bulls with 1.0 made 3-pointers and averages 6.3 points while shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc. Lauri Markkanen has averaged 14.4 points and 6.9 rebounds while shooting 35.5 percent over the last 10 games for Chicago.

Pascal Siakam ranks second on the Raptors scoring 17 points and grabbing 6.9 rebounds. Fred VanVleet has averaged 4.3 assists and scored 9.2 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 6-4, averaging 114.7 points, 44.3 rebounds, 27.3 assists, 8.3 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 50.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107 points on 42.9 percent shooting.

Bulls: 2-8, averaging 106.8 points, 43 rebounds, 21.3 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.8 points on 50.2 percent shooting.

Bulls Injuries: Otto Porter Jr.: out (shoulder), Wendell Carter Jr.: out for season (left thumb), Denzel Valentine: out for season (ankle), Chandler Hutchison: out for season (right toe fracture), Lauri Markkanen: out for season (illness), Zach LaVine: day to day (thigh/knee), Kris Dunn: out (back).

Raptors Injuries: OG Anunoby: out (head), Kawhi Leonard: out (personal).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.