McDermott scores 30, Bulls halt losing slide, beat Raptors

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CHICAGO — Doug McDermott had a career-high 30 points off the bench to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 116-106 win over the Toronto Raptors Friday night to put an end to their five-game losing slide.

Derrick Rose scored 26 and Pau Gasol added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the injury-depleted Bulls, who won for just the fifth time in their last 20 games.

The Atlantic Division-leading Raptors led most of the first half, but squandered it in the third quarter.

McDermott sparked the run that put Chicago in control, giving the Bulls a 70-69 lead on a pull-up jumper on a fast break with 6:14 to go in the third quarter.

The Bulls seemed to come alive after that, and McDermott continued his strong play in the fourth.

Kyle Lowry had 27 points to lead the Raptors.