Video: Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan dunks over Bulls’ Joakim Noah
Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan dunked over Bulls center Joakim Noah during Toronto’s 96-80 home loss on Friday night.
With a little less than five minutes remaining in the game and Chicago leading 86-70, DeRozan took Jimmy Butler off the dribble going to his right. Using two bounces to get deep into the paint, DeRozan rose high and drifted slightly to his right to avoid Noah, who rotated over from the weakside to contest. DeRozan finished the play with a one-handed piledriver, spinning back to the court during the follow-through.
The two-time Slam Dunk Contest participant tied his career-high with 37 points (on 13-for-22 shooting) in 37 minutes. Rudy Gay added 20 points (on 7-for-15 shooting) and nine rebounds in the loss.
Even without Derrick Rose, who sat with a hamstring injury, all five Chicago starters finished in double figures. Luol Deng led the way with 19 points (on 8-for-15 shooting) and nine rebounds.
Chicago improved to 4-3 with the win; Toronto dropped to 4-6.