Toronto Raptors Team Report – April 5
=== Toronto Raptors Team Report – April 5 ===
(Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors’ playoff hopes got a bit dimmer on
Sunday, as they found themselves on the wrong end of a 90-83 decision against
the Milwaukee Bucks at the Air Canada Centre.
Jalen Rose led the way for Toronto with 21 points, and Donyell Marshall hauled
in a game-high 16 rebounds. Vince Carter had 18 points and six assists, but
shot just 7-of-21 from the field.
Chris Bosh added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Raptors, who lost their
seventh straight game.
Toronto’s magic number to be officially eliminated from playoff contention now
stands at one, as it trails the Boston Celtics by 4 1/2 games for the eighth
and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with six games to play.
The Raptors have lost 12 of their last 15 games at home and are 18-20 north of
the border this season.
Toronto will return to the court on Tuesday when they head to Cleveland to
face rookie phenom LeBron James and his Cavaliers at Gund Arena. The Raptors
have lost four straight, six of their last seven and 10 of their last 12 on
the road and are 13-25 away from home this season.
Toronto has taken two of three from the Cavs this season and has won three of
the last five matchups. The Raptors have also won 15 of the last 20 overall
meetings, but have dropped three of their last five in Cleveland,