The Toronto Raptors will be in good shape if T.J. Ford shoots this way in the playoffs. While Ford finished with 18 points in 18 minutes, Tyrus Thomas scored a season-high 26 to lead Chicago to a 107-97 victory over Toronto in what might have been interim coach Jim Boylan's last game with the Bulls.
With the third seed in the Eastern Conference and a first-round playoff matchup with Orlando locked up, the Raptors used their starters sparingly. Ford made the most of his time, hitting 7 of 9 shots—and 6 of 8 while scoring 16 in the first quarter. Chris Bosh finished with eight points in 15 minutes.