Good in the First Half, Terrible in the Second: Raptors 129, Bulls 102

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Good in the First Half, Terrible in the Second: Raptors 129, Bulls 102

Chicago Bulls

Considering it’s Groundhog Day, today’s game was rather fitting.

The Bulls did what they do best, flashing a competitive edge in the first half, before being run out of the arena in the second. Haven’t I lived this before?

Chicago took a 63-60 lead into the locker room and was outscored 69(nice)-39 in the final two quarters, ultimately losing to Toronto 129-102.

With no Dunn in the backcourt for basically the second-straight game (he exited after the first 13 seconds on Friday night), the Bulls “stout” defense was completely non-existent. The 50 percent shooting performance from both the field and downtown could only last so long, and the Bulls ended up finishing the game 38.9 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from 3-point range.

Other than that, Zach LaVine failed to score 20+ points for the first time since December 30th, and let’s just say, he wasn’t too happy about this one.

Meanwhile Thaddeus Young led the way for the Bulls with one of the weirder games we’ve seen from him. Still, the better he does the more interesting a possible trade becomes.

Anyway, this game was probably over before it started, which is basically the case for every game against an above .500 team for this Bulls squad. The good news now, we can all forget about Bulls basketball and watch one of the best sporting events of the year.

Super Bowl time!

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.