Raptors Fred VanVleet
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On Monday the Toronto Raptors suffered a loss against the Chicago Bulls (113-99). Despite the efforts of the Raptors, and particularly the performance of Fred VanVleet and Chris Boucher (each scored 19 points), they lost the game.

In the interview, VanVleet described the loss in the following words: “Give Chicago credit, they were really physical,” he said, per ESPN. “They pushed us off the line, off our spots a little bit. I think we were begging a little bit for some calls there.

“They really asserted themselves and got out in transition, and we just never really closed the gap after that (15-0) run.”

After winning five games in a row earlier in March, Toronto has lost two of their last three games. They are currently seventh in the East with one game back from the sixth-placed Cavaliers.

The Bulls, on the other hand, ended a three-game losing streak. After being among the top three teams in the Eastern Conference for several months, Chicago is now fifth.