Bulls Game Notes For Monday vs. Toronto
* The Bulls won the first matchup between these teams this season, 100-93, with Pau Gasol leading all scorers with 27 points. The Raptors have won each of their last three trips to Chicago.
* Toronto has won six consecutive games, including a 118-108 victory over the Knicks on Sunday, and is 4-2 in the second of back-to-back games this season. The Raptors will be looking to win seven in a row for the first time since posting a nine-game run from March 22-April 9, 2002.
* The Bulls have won two straight and five of their last six games overall and will be looking to win a season-high fourth consecutive home contest.
* Kyle Lowry is averaging 23.8 points on the road this season compared to 16.8 points at home. Lowry has had at least two steals in five consecutive games (15 total) – tied with Washington’s Bradley Beal for the longest active streak in the NBA.
* Pau Gasol, who has been held under 10 points in two of his last four games, is averaging 20.7 points in his career against Toronto – the second-highest scoring average in his career against any opponent (minimum 20 games).
* After scoring a career-high 35 points against the Knicks on Thursday, Jimmy Butler put up 31 against Memphis on Friday – topping 30 points in consecutive games for the first time in his career.