Raptors struggling on road
(Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors continue their five-game road trip
tonight, as they visit the struggling Seattle SuperSonics at KeyArena.
The Raptors have lost four straight and eight of their last nine to the
Sonics. They have also dropped four in a row in the Emerald City.
Toronto is 0-2 on its current road swing. On Wednesday, Zach Randolph poured
in 22 points, pulled down eight rebounds and dished out seven assists to help
the Portland Trail Blazers take home a 96-94 win over the Raptors to at the
Jalen Rose netted a game-high 23 points in the loss to Portland for the
Raptors, who have lost four of their last six games overall. Chris Bosh
chipped in with 22 points and nine rebounds while Mike James had 17 points and
seven assists in the loss.
Center Rafael Araujo was scoreless and had just two rebounds and an assist
while committing two turnovers in 10-plus minutes of action.
Bosh, who has scored in double-figures in every game this season and has gone
for at least 22 in nine of his last 10, has been sensational of late and has
scored 23.5 points with 8.4 boards over his past 10 games.
The Raptors, who will visit Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday
and Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets on Monday in the finale of the
trip, are 7-13 on the road this season. They have lost three in a row and five
of their last six as the visitor.
Toronto holds the current NBA streak of consecutive games with a three-pointer
at 571 and counting, spanning through seven seasons. The last time the Raptors
did not record a triple was February 24, 1999 at Indiana.
The Miami Heat hold the NBA record with 594 games.