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Raptors put winning streak on the line vs. Bulls

11/13/2014 12:36 EST | Updated 01/13/2015 05:59 EST
The Toronto Raptors are enjoying a nearly record-breaking start to their season. They take on the Chicago Bulls at the Air Canada Centre tonight at 8 p.m. ET in perhaps their biggest challenge so far this season. Here's what you need to know for tonight's game:

Undefeated records on the line

The Raptors are riding a five-game winning streak heading into tonight's game. They are currently first in the Eastern conference with a 7-1 record and are 5-0 at the Air Canada Centre. A victory tonight would give the Raptors their longest home winning streak to start a season since 2003-04.

Unfortunately for the Raptors, it won't be easily obtained. Chicago has the second-best road record in the NBA, going 4-0 to start their season. 

DeRozan close to personal record

Raptors guard Demar DeRozan is very close to setting his own record. He's only four points away from tying Andrea Bargnani for third on the Raptors' all-time scoring list with 6,561 points. 

DeRozan had 69 points in two losses to the Bulls last season, and had only 26 points in the Raptors' two victories against Chicago.

Bulls finally healthy

The Chicago Bulls started their top lineup for the first time this season in Monday's 102-91 victory over the Pistons. 

Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy, Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah are projected to start again tonight.

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