Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/23

Game 1: Saturday, October 23rd

Raptors 91

(1-3, 1-1 away)

Bulls 89

(2-4, 2-1 home)

    Coverage: CSNC

    7:30 PM ET, October 23, 2004

    United Center, Chicago, IL

    1 2 3 4 T
    TOR 26 20 22 2391
    CHI 22 24 16 2789

    Carter adds 15 points in win

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Roger Mason Jr. hit the go-ahead jumper with 35 seconds left and Vince Carter scored 15 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 91-89 preseason victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.

    Eddy Curry had 18 points to lead Chicago and Jannero Pargo added 15, all in the fourth quarter.

    Mason hit an 18-foot jumper to put the Raptors in front 88-86, then extended the lead to 90-86 with a pair of free throws with 21.3 seconds left.

    Pargo cut the Toronto lead to 90-89 with a 3-pointer with 11.7 seconds left. The Bulls then fouled Morris Peterson, who made one of two free throws. Gordon had a chance to tie the game, but missed a jumper as time expired.

    Mason finished with 12 points and Jalen Rose added 13 for Toronto.

    Leading 62-61 late in the third quarter, the Raptors tried to pull away with a 16-4 run. Murray sparked the run with eight points. Peterson's basket with 6:56 left in the game gave the Raptors 78-65 lead.

    Chicago came back to tie the game at 85-all with Gordon's lay-up with 2:11 left. Pargo sparked an 18-4 Chicago run by scoring 10 points in the span.

    The score was tied at 46-all at halftime. Curry had 11 first-half points for Chicago and Rafer Alston had 10 for Toronto. The Raptors had 17 turnovers in the first half and finished with 27.

    Luol Deng finished with 10 points for Chicago.

    Alvin Williams missed the game for Toronto with a sore right knee. Eddie Robinson missed the game for the Bulls with a sore left toe and Tyson Chandler didn't play in the second half because of a stomach virus.

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