Toronto Raptors Team Report – January 17
=== Toronto Raptors Team Report – January 17 ===
(Sports Network) – The Raptors hit the road today to take on the tough
Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center.
The Raptors have lost their last 11 road games and are just 2-18 away from
home this season.
Toronto got back on the winning track on Sunday afternoon, registering a
102-99 comeback win over the New Orleans Hornets at Air Canada Centre. Morris
Peterson scored a team-high 25 points with 10 rebounds to spark the Raptors to
Peterson has stepped up his scoring as of late, registering double digits in
nine consecutive games. The sharp-shooting small forward has averaged nearly
20 points per contest during the stretch.
Chris Bosh added 24 points, Jalen Rose chipped in 19 points and Rafer Alston
added 13 for Toronto, which rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter
to earn its fourth win in the last six games. Bosh added 10 boards in the win.
Bosh has become a bigger force in the post in recent weeks, posting seven
consecutive double-doubles. During the streak, Bosh is tallying 20.7 points
and 12.3 boards per tilt.
Toronto improved to 14-5 when it allows under 100 points this season, while
extending its NBA record streak of games with a three-pointer made to 488
The Raptors have a pair of road tilts (Minnesota, Washington) this week and
two home contests (New York, Charlotte. Toronto returns home to host New York
on Wednesday night.