Raptors 905 (10-10) enjoyed its strongest offensive performance of the season, defeating the Windy City Bulls (8-12) 123-104 Saturday afternoon. A 43-point third quarter was the key to the victory, a season high and one point short of the franchise record. Antonio Blakeney, as he has all season, led the Bulls with a game-high 27 points. The 905 enjoyed a balanced offensive attack as eight players scored in double-digits, paced by Bruno Caboclo and Malcolm Miller’s 15 points.
After taking the lead at the 6:57 mark of the first quarter, Raptors 905 would never relinquish its lead, building as much as a 32-point margin in the game. Windy City was within striking distance as they entered half time, trailing 48-55, powered by Blakeney’s 19 first half points. While no Raptors 905 player reached double-digits during the opening 24 minutes of play, 10 players contributed points to the stat sheet.
The third quarter proved decisive, as the 905 shot a blistering .778 (14-for-18) from the field, including .750 (6-for-8) from three-point range. Toronto Raptors assignees Caboclo and Alfonzo McKinnie led the team with nine points in the quarter while Lorenzo Brown added seven points and five rebounds in the frame. In the fourth, Brandon Wood’s 15 points would not be enough to threaten the 905 lead, as the team secured its fifth straight victory.