Monday , Jan , 26 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Toronto Raptors Team Report – January 26

=== Toronto Raptors Team Report – January 26 ===

(Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors fell to the Chicago Bulls, 96-89, on
Sunday at the United Center.

Jalen Rose posted 22 points and Donyell Marshall scored 13 with seven rebounds
for the Raptors, who were led by rookie Chris Bosh’s 23 points and 10

The Bulls, who had dropped eight of their previous nine games, let the Raptors
get within 65-63 at the end of three quarters and allowed them to hang around
until four minutes passed in the fourth quarter.

Chicago then used a 9-1 burst to take control of the game, vaulting to an
83-72 advantage on Jamal Crawford’s jumper around the 5:00 mark.

The lead hovered around double digits until Toronto scored five unanswered to
pull within 87-81 with just over two minutes remaining. But that six-point
deficit was as close as the Raptors would come the rest of the way.

Rose has scored in double digits in 11 straight games. He is averaging 19
points and four assists in Toronto’s last four contests.

The Raptors are off until Wednesday when they host Allen Iverson and the
Philadelphia 76ers.