Deng in starting lineup for Bulls vs. Raptors

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.