Raptors Slash Through Bulls Before All-Star Break

Kyle Lowry scored 20 points and 10 assists, Serge Ibaka also scored 20 points as the Raptors sailed into the All-Star break with their seventh straight win. The 122-98 win over the Bulls last night had Chicago reeling when Lowry hit four three pointers and Ibaka each had 7 rebounds. Bobby Portis had 18 points for Chicago while Lauri Markkanen added 14 points. The Bulls were outmatched by the Eastern Conference leaders even though Kris Dunn was back in the lineup. Dunn had 8 points and 3 assists in twenty minutes.

 

White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia has won his arbitration case, he will be awarded 6.7 million instead of the White Sox original offer of 5.85 million.

 

Tonight the Blackhawks are playing host to the Anaheim Ducks. Chicago has dropped five games in a row. Currently they sit twelve points from a wildcard birth in the Western Conference. Chicago has waived Jeff Glass and will probably bring Jean-Francois Berube from Rockford.

Golden Knights Sent Chicago Home With Seventh Straight Loss

The Golden Knights defeated the Blackhawks 5-2 on Tuesday night just after the night before when the Coyotes snapped an nine game losing streak against Chicago on Monday. The Western Conference leading Golden Knights sent Chicago home with their seventh consecutive loss. The Blackhawks have been out scored 29-12 in this losing skid. Alex DeBrincat and Tommy Wingels scored Chicago’s two goals and Jeff Glass made 32 saves.

 

Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs have finalized a six year 126 million dollar deal. Darvish joins a lineup that includes Kyle Hendricks, John Lester, Jose Quintana, and Tyler Chatwood. The four time all-star is expected to take the rotation of Jake Arrieta who is now a free agent.

 

The Bulls host the Toronto Raptors tonight. Chicago is 20-36 overall going into this game.