After Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez Are Ejected, Raptors Rally Past Bulls


Serge Ibaka of the Raptors, center, and Robin Lopez, left, got into a scuffle during the second half.

Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan had 42 points, and the Toronto Raptors ended an 11-game losing streak against the Chicago Bulls, rallying for a wild 122-120 overtime win on Tuesday night.

DeRozan shot 17 of 38 from the floor and also collected eight assists. Cory Joseph had 19 points for the Raptors, and Serge Ibaka scored 16 before he was ejected for his role in a memorable fight with Robin Lopez during the third quarter.

Jimmy Butler had 37 points for the Bulls, and Rajon Rondo finished with 24. It was Chicago’s first loss to Toronto since Dec. 31, 2013.

After a Butler 3-pointer with 3 minutes 58 seconds remaining in the third quarter, which gave Chicago a 16-point lead, Lopez swatted the ball out of the hand of Ibaka. The two squared up in the middle of a crowd and Lopez swung and missed Ibaka, who returned in kind, barely connecting with Lopez’s head.

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