Toronto Raptors Team Report – February 14
=== Toronto Raptors Team Report – February 14 ===
(Sports Network) – The Raptors put an end to their recent woes on Sunday
afternoon, tallying a 109-106 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers at Air
Chris Bosh notched his team-leading 19th double-double with 26 points and 10
rebounds to pace the Raptors to the victory. Bosh went 8-of-18 from the floor
and 10-of-11 from the free throw line for the Raptors, who won for just the
third time in their last 10 games.
Bosh has pushed his averages to 15.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for the
season. Jalen Rose remains the team leader in scoring (16.5 ppg), Rafer Alston
is the Raptors’ high assist man (7.0 apg).
Alston had 18 points and eight assists, Donyell Marshall, who went 5-
of-8 from three-point distance, finished with 17 points and eight rebounds,
and Milt Palacio added 13 points and six assists for Toronto.
Toronto improved to just 2-26 when it allows 100 or more points this season.
The Raptors also pushed their home record to 17-10 for the year. On the other
hand, Toronto is just 4-21 in foreign buildings.
Toronto shot 44.7 percent from the field, including 10-of-21 (.476) from
three-point range. The Raptors also hit 23-of-27 (.852) from the free throw
line in the contest.
Toronto has slipped a bit in the standings in recent weeks, falling five games
behind first place Boston. The Raptors are a mere half-game ahead of the fast
fading New York Knicks for last place as well.
The Raptors have just one game remaining before the All-Star break, as they
will host the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. Toronto will then have five
days to rest its wounds.