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Toronto Raptors Team Report – February 23

=== Toronto Raptors Team Report – February 23 ===

(Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors fell to Sacramento Kings, 96-81, on
Sunday at Air Canada Centre.

Chris Bosh netted 20 points for the Raptors, who dropped their fifth straight.
Donyell Marshall set a franchise record with his eighth consecutive double-
double in the losing effort for Toronto. Marshall tallied 18 points and 13
boards.

After scoring a season-low 39 points in the first half, the Kings bounced back
with 57 points after the intermission to pick up their third straight win over
the Raptors.

In the third quarter, the Kings went on a 20-4 run to take the lead and they
led the rest of the way. Mike Bibby capped off the burst on two free throws
with 1:49 left in the frame and Sacramento led 67-60. Toronto finished out the
third quarter strong, by posting seven of the final nine points, but still
trailed 69-67 after 36 minutes.

The fourth frame was all Sacramento as it started it with a 27-10 run to
clinch the victory. Bibby also completed this spurt with two from the stripe
and the Kings led 96-77 with just about three minutes let to play.

Marshall recorded his 24th double-double of the season.

The Raptors are off until Tuesday when they visit Jason Kidd and the sizzling
New Jersey Nets.

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