Toronto Raptors Team Report – April 11
=== Toronto Raptors Team Report – April 11 ===
(Sports Network) – The Raptors will try to play spoiler this evening, when
they tangle with the Indiana Pacers at Air Canada Centre.
Toronto has already been eliminated from playoff contention after dropping
three of its last four contests, including a 110-97 defeat at the hands of the
Chicago Bulls at the United Center.
Leading Toronto was Jalen Rose with 19 points, while Morris Peterson provided
18. Rafer Alston added 17 points and nine assists and Chris Bosh chipped in 17
points and nine rebounds in the loss.
The Raptors were outrebounded, 53-34, while committing 14 turnovers in the
losing cause. Toronto shot 48 percent from the field, including 3-of-11 (.273)
from three-point range. The Raptors hit 22-of-25 (.880) from the free throw
Prior to Saturday’s game, the Raptors placed forward Donyell Marshall on the
injured list with a strained right Achilles. Toronto signed NBDL guard Omar
Cook, who had played 44 games this season with the Fayetteville Patriots, to
fill Marshall’s spot. Cook only played two minutes in the contest.
Toronto, which has three of its next four contests at home, is 22-15 in its
friendly confines. The Raptors have lost three of their last four home games.
The teams have split a pair of meetings this season, both in Indiana. The
Pacers have won nine of the last 11 contests in the set. Indiana has won two
straight and three of its last four at Toronto.
Following tonight’s contest, the Raptors will head to Madison Square Garden to
take on the New York Knicks on Tuesday. Toronto will host New Jersey (Friday)
and Boston (Sunday) this week.