For once, Jimmy Butler can say that he was better than Michael Jordan (for 24 minutes, anyway). Butler, who struggled to score in the first half, scored 40 in the second to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 115-113 win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

By scoring 40 of his 42 points in the second half, Jimmy Butler broke Jordan's franchise record of most points scored in a half. Jordan had 39 points, also in the second half, against Milwaukee back in 1989. En route to a new record, Butler hit 14 of his 19 shots in the last 24 minutes after a 1-for-4 start to lead the Bulls to their fourth consecutive win.

"Don't compare me to him. I don't want to be compared to him because then people are going to think I got to do what he did. I'm trying, but we're nowhere near the same player," Butler said.

Although Scottie Pippen was impressed with Butler's performance, tweeting: "What a performance by @JimmyButler. You don't see individual efforts like this too often."

Butler's performance was sparked against the Raptors after he was accidentally elbowed by DeMarre Carroll in the second quarter.

"I was mad but I just came out and was just aggressive," Butler said.

As Butler brought the Bulls out from a double-digit deficit in the second half, he scored 21 points in the third and 19 in the fourth quarter alone.

His clutch 3-pointer gave Bulls the lead with 30.9 seconds on the clock, and couple of free throws by Butler sealed the success for the Bulls. Although Raptors' DeMar DeRozan had a chance to snatch the win away, his 3-pointer bounced off the rim.

Coach Fred Hoiberg and teammate Pau Gasol were also impressed by Butler's performance, and weren't shy about complimenting Butler and giving him his due.

The loss for the Toronto Raptors means that their losing streak against the Bulls extended even further, as they haven't beaten the 6-time NBA champions since December 31, 2013. For their next regular season games, the Chicago Bulls host Milwaukee on Tuesday, and the Toronto Raptors pay avisitto Cleveland.

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