Sunday , Dec , 17 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Warriors come out to play Raptors

(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors will try to get back on the
winning track today when they take on the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada
Centre.

Golden State just had its two-game winning streak halted with Friday’s 105-101
loss to the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. Monta Ellis chipped in 24
points and six assists and Baron Davis finished with 19 points, seven assists
and six boards for the Warriors.

Golden State is 0-1 on a six-game road trip to Phoenix, Toronto, New Jersey,
Boston, Orlando and Miami. It is also just 1-7 away from Oakland this season.

Toronto, meanwhile, has won two straight after a four-game losing streak and
notched a 90-78 home victory over New Jersey on Friday.

T.J.Ford led a balanced attack with 17 points, nine rebounds and eight
assists, as the Raptors bested the Nets at the Air Canada Centre. Anthony
Parker and Joey Graham each netted 15 points, while Graham also pulled down
nine boards for the Raptors, who had six players in double figures.

Rasho Nesterovic added 12 points for Toronto, which announced before the game
that Toronto forward Chris Bosh, who has missed the last four games, will be
out indefinitely with a bone bruise on his left knee.

After the Raptors host Golden State, they will hit the road for four games at
Phoenix, the Los Angeles Clippers, Portland and Seattle.

The Warriors topped the Raptors, 110-99, at Golden State on November 14 this
season and have won three straight, five of six and seven of the last nine
meetings.

Golden State has won three of four and five of its last eight trips to
Toronto.

GSW TOR