The Chicago Bulls will play the Toronto Raptors on November 8, 2022, at 1:45:00 AM UTC. The game will be held at the United Center. Both teams have made preliminary injury reports available.
Is DeMar DeRozan joining tonight for Bulls – Raptors?
Update: Siakam was diagnosed with a right adductor strain on Sunday and will be evaluated again in two weeks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Siakam suffered the injury in Friday’s loss to the Mavericks and now appears to be out until at least late November.
The Chicago Bulls, who are currently 5-5, travel to Toronto for this exciting Eastern Conference matchup.
Following a loss to the Celtics, the Bulls failed to extend their winning streak to three games, despite DeMar DeRozan scoring 46 points and shooting 56% from the field.
Deebo has mastered the mid-range this season, shooting an efficient 53.0%.
From the start of his time with the Bulls, the 33-year-old has been nothing short of impressive. DeRozan became the 50th player in NBA history to reach 20,000 points earlier this season.
Coach Donovan and his teammates are in Toronto to try to get back to winning ways. DeRozan’s availability is an important factor in the game against the Raptors.
It’s good news for Bulls fans because DeRozan will be facing his former team, the Raptors, who drafted him ninth overall.
Deebo played nine seasons for the Raptors before being traded to the Spurs in exchange for Kawhi Leonard, causing a commotion among Raptors fans.
In terms of tonight’s game, the Raptors have listed Pascal Siakam (groin) and Fred VanVleet (back) as questionable. With both teams ranked in the top ten in defense, it will be interesting to see who protects the rim the best.
This season, Chicago has struggled with consistency, going 5-5 in its first ten games. The Bulls have alternated between two-game winning streaks and two-game losing streaks over the last two weeks, and a loss on Sunday night would continue that trend.
They won against Brooklyn and Charlotte earlier this week before falling short against Boston on Friday.
Toronto has relied heavily on their defense this season, but the offense has had a number of standout performances this week.
The Raptors scored 139 points against Atlanta on Monday, winning by 30 points. They outscored that effort by 143 points on Wednesday in San Antonio. Prior to Friday’s one-point loss to Dallas, they had won four of their previous five games.
- Chicago Bulls
For the Bulls, Zach LaVine is questionable, while Lonzo Ball, Coby White, and Andre Drummond are all out. Derrick Jones Jr. is a strong possibility.
- Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have listed Siakam as questionable, as well as VanVleet and Khem Birch.