HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — The Windy City Bulls (13-17), presented by BMO Harris Bank, the official NBA Development League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, used a furious fourth-quarter rally to trim a 29-point deficit down to seven points in the closing minutes, but ran out of time, falling 113-104 to Raptors 905 Thursday night at the Sears Centre Arena.
Jarell Eddie scored 21 of his team-high 28 points in the fourth quarter to lead Windy City. Jake Layman, on assignment from the Portland Trail Blazers, added 20 points and Alfonzo McKinnie scored 15 points while grabbing nine rebounds.
Raptors 905 improved to 23-9 on the season behind a team-high 22 points from Brady Heslip while Delon Wright added 19 points. Toronto Raptors assignment Bruno Caboclo scored 14 points to go with seven rebounds.
After jumping out to a 30-26 lead after the first quarter, Raptors 905 outscored Windy City 30-18 in the second period to take a 60-44 lead at halftime. A basket by Layman opened the second half, but Raptors 905 controlled the third quarter, taking their largest lead, 83-54 with 4:21 remaining on a dunk by Edy Tavares.
Windy City refused to go down quietly, using a 10-0 run early in the fourth quarter to make things interesting. Still trailing 97-80 with five minutes to play, the Bulls continued to chip away, pulling to within seven points on a three-point shot by Eddie with 1:17 remaining before Raptors 905 hung on for the victory.