Deng in starting lineup for Bulls vs. Raptors

CHICAGO (AP)—Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is in the starting lineup Tuesday night against the Toronto Raptors.

Deng, who leads the Chicago (12-17) with 19.6 points per game, has missed the last five games due to a sore left Achilles tendon. His return couldn’t come soon enough for the Bulls, who are 1-5 in their last six home games after starting the season 6-1.

Chicago has won three of four overall despite missing Deng and former MVP Derrick Rose, who is out for the season.

The Raptors (13-15) are looking for their eighth win in 11 games. They are shooting 41.8 percent from 3-point range since Dec. 20, a five-game span.

Chicago has held opponents to 22.5 percent from long range over its last three wins.


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Updated Dec 31, 6:42 pm EST