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02/19/2016 22:41 EST | Updated 02/19/2017 00:12 EST

McDermott scores 30, Bulls halt losing slide, beat Raptors

CHICAGO — Doug McDermott had a career-high 30 points off the bench to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 116-106 win over the Toronto Raptors Friday night to put an end to their five-game losing slide.

Derrick Rose scored 26 and Pau Gasol added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the injury-depleted Bulls, who won for just the fifth time in their last 20 games.

The Atlantic Division-leading Raptors led most of the first half, but squandered it in the third quarter.

McDermott sparked the run that put Chicago in control, giving the Bulls a 70-69 lead on a pull-up jumper on a fast break with 6:14 to go in the third quarter.

The Bulls seemed to come alive after that, and McDermott continued his strong play in the fourth.

Kyle Lowry had 27 points to lead the Raptors.

Dave Royse, The Associated Press

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