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Butler his seven of his eight field goal attempts, including 2/3 from behind the arc. He was also one of three Bulls who recorded five assists (Aaron Brooks, Joakim Noah) on a night that saw the Bulls move 1 1/2 games ahead of the Raptors in the race for the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
The Bulls bench outscored Toronto's 41-29, led by Tony Snell's 17 points in 17:30 of playing time. Snell came up huge in the 4th quarter, scoring nine points on 4/5 shooting in the final period as the Bulls overcame a 5-point deficit entering the final 12 minutes.