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Raptors hold off Bulls to snap three-game losing streak

CHICAGO – Nick Nurse called the game a “timely” one for the Raptors given the last week, the mounting losses and the circumstances they found themselves in here Monday night.

Timely to see if they could snap out of a week-long funk they’d been in, timely to see if there was any carryover from a rather solid finish in a losing cause Sunday in Philadelphia.

Timely because they needed to staunch the bleeding and Nurse had looked for some solace in the way Sunday finished.

“Let’s see if there’s some carryover to that,” he said. “I hope there will be.