Bosh’s late heroics lead Raptors past Sixers
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Chris Bosh’s three-pointer with 6.1 seconds
left lifted Toronto past Philadelphia, 106-l04, at the Air Canada Centre.
With the game tied, the Raptors went to the pick-and-roll with T.J. Ford and
Bosh. Chris Webber poked the ball away from Bosh, who was forced to go near
mid-court to retrieve it. As the shot clock was winding down, Bosh lifted a
desperation three over Webber that found the bottom of the net.
Instead of giving the Sixers a chance to tie, Toronto quickly fouled sharp-
shooter Kyle Korver, who drained a pair from the line to make it a one-
point game, 105-104, with 5.4 ticks left.
The Sixers then fouled Jose Calderon, who missed the back end of his two free
throw attempts to put Toronto up 106-104 with 5.1 ticks remaining.
Andre Iguodala grabbed the rebound for the Sixers and raced upcourt because
the team was without a time out. He got a great look on a three-pointer from
the left wing but the shot was long and the Raptors managed to hang on .
Bosh scored a season-high 29 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for the
Raptors, who evened their record at 2-2. Joey Graham added 16 points off the
bench while Fred Jones had 13 and six assists.
Allen Iverson netted 35 and dished out 10 assists for the Sixers. The star
guard moved past Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes to become the second leading
scorer on the franchise’s all-time list.
Webber chipped in with 14 points and 13 boards but was just 7-of-19 from the
floor and was tortured on the defensive end by Bosh.
Samuel Dalembert finished with 13 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks for the
Philadelphia, which lost for the second straight time after winning their
first three to open the season.
The Raptors raced out to a 28-21 lead after the first 12 minutes behind 13
points from Bosh.
Toronto continued to front run in the second quarter and took a 45-40 edge
into the locker room.
The Sixers closed the gap to two, 71-69, entering the fourth quarter.
Iverson now has 19,272 career points, Schayes had 19,247. Hal Greer, with
21,586 career points, is next for Iverson…The Raptors made their first 18
free throws of the game and finished 23-of-29 from the line.