Sunday's National Basketball Association Capsules

Nov 25, 2007 - 8:48 PM By PA SportsTicker

TORONTO 93, CHICAGO 78 ----------------------

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Jose Calderon made it another long afternoon for the Chicago Bulls.

Calderon collected 19 points and 14 assists as the Toronto Raptors pulled away for a 93-78 victory over the sputtering Bulls. On the road for the last 10 days due to the circus taking place at the United Center, the Bulls have to be glad to be heading home after completing a 1-5 trip.

Calderon sent the cold-shooting Bulls to their fourth straight loss as he played a solid-all around game. He made 8-of-15 shots and committed just one turnover in 40 minutes.

Chris Bosh contributed 16 points and 13 rebounds, Jamario Moon added 15 points and Carlos Delfino 13 points for the Raptors, who took control with a 12-2 run to open the fourth quarter.

Jason Kapono's 3-pointer capped the surge, giving Toronto an 82-70 cushion. Toronto, which improved to just 3-4 at home, shot 43 percent (37-of-86) and held a 45-44 rebounding advantage.

Luol Deng scored 21 points, Ben Gordon 17 and Kirk Hinrich 15 for the Bulls, whose offensive struggles continued.

After shooting nearly 60 percent to take a 33-26 lead after one quarter, the Bulls went cold. They made just 3-of-19 shots and managed just 11 points in the second quarter, leading to a 50-44 halftime deficit.

Chicago shot 38 percent (30-of-79) overall.

It marked the third time in four games and fourth time overall this season the Bulls (2-10), who have the Eastern Conference's worst record, were held under 80 points.

UTAH 103, DETROIT 93 --------------------

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- Carlos Boozer scored 36 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 103-93 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Deron Williams added 21 points and 14 assists for Utah, which has won three straight contests and snapped the Pistons' four-game winning streak here.

Andrei Kirilenko scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Jazz, who shot 52 percent (38-of-75) from the floor.

Boozer, who shot 17-of-20 from the floor, scored six points during a 12-6 fourth-quarter run that helped the Jazz take a 100-88 lead with 1:02 to play.

Antonio McDyess scored 19 points with 12 boards for Detroit, which had five starters in double figures but could only get as close as 91-87 with 3:45 remaining.

Richard Hamilton scored 17 points on just 6-of-16 from the floor for the Pistons, who shot 39 percent from the floor (34-of-86) and have not won five straight here since the 2002-03 season.






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