Saturday , Dec , 11 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Toronto Raptors Team Report – December 11

=== Toronto Raptors Team Report – December 11 ===

(Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors found themselves on the wrong end of a
101-87 decision against the Denver Nuggets at the Air Canada Centre.

Rafer Alston had 25 points and Lamond Murray netted 16 off the bench for the
struggling Raptors, who have dropped six consecutive contests.

Earlier on Friday it was announced that Toronto placed All-Star guard Vince
Carter on the injured list. Carter, who had tests taken that revealed a mild
strain of his left Achilles’ tendon, sustained the injury during Wednesday’s
game against Detroit when he fell while driving the baseline.

Denver extended the margin to 23 points early in the third quarter and the
Raptors never really threatened despite making the final respectable.

The Nuggets led by as many as 30 points in the final 24 minutes.

Toronto returns to action on Sunday when it hosts the Miami Heat.