Chris Boucher’s Big Night not Enough as Toronto Raptors Fall to Bulls
Chris Boucher had a career night but it wasn’t enough as the Toronto Raptors fell to the Chicago Bulls.
On the night in which the Raptors announced they have waived multiple-time NBA champion Patrick McCaw, Boucher exploded for 38 points and 19 rebounds in a 122-113 loss. The Raptors have now lost 15 of their past 18 games and despite their best efforts, a potential playoff appearance continues to grow more and more unlikely.
“We’re all thinking about making the playoffs,” said Raptors forward Chris Boucher following the teams blowout loss earlier in the week. “We don’t want to be done in a month and be home. We’re all trying to work hard, and obviously we’ve got a lot of players that are hurt right now, so we’re gonna try to make the best of what we’ve got.
“But we definitely want to make the playoffs. We have to figure out a way. I think the last two games we fought hard and we got two wins out of it, and if we keep that same energy, I think we’ve got a chance. We’ve just have to be able to do that every night.”
Pascal Siakam added 27 points and eight rebounds of his own in the loss, while rookie Malachi Flynn earned his first career NBA starter in the absence of the Raptors star backcourt.
With 20 games remaining on the season, things continue to look insurmountable for the Raptors.