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2009-04-15 22:48:39

Shawn Marion scored 34 points Wednesday and Toronto rode a hot first period to a 109-98 victory over Chicago. The Bulls surprisingly fell from the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference to No. 7 when Philadelphia handed Cleveland only its second home loss of the season. That turn of events set up a first-round playoff meeting between Chicago and defending champion Boston. Chris Bosh made his first five shots from the field and Toronto raced to a 32-18 lead after one period. The Bulls fell...

2009-04-12 20:19:59

Chris Bosh helped Toronto end a four-game slide Sunday, scoring 22 points in a 111-104 Raptors win over Philadelphia -- the 76ers' fifth straight defeat. Anthony Parker added 18 points, Andrea Bargnani had 17, Shawn Marion 14 and Jose Calderon 11 for Toronto, which was outrebounded 47-34 but hit 53.8 percent of its field goals and benefited from 19 Philadelphia turnovers. Andre Iguodala, who led the Sixers' scoring with 21 points, committed 10 of the turnovers. Lou Williams, off the bench,...

2009-04-05 19:50:40

Wilson Chandler's 17 points Sunday led seven players in double figures when the New York Knicks bagged a 112-103 victory against the Toronto Raptors. New York outscored Toronto 32-20 in the second period to cut a slim 34-33 first quarter deficit and led 65-54 at the half. Toronto made it a contest with a 13-7 spurt opening the fourth period, but never regained the lead. Both David Lee and Quentin Richardson scored 16, Jared Jeffries had 14, Nate Robinson scored 13, and both Chris Duhon and Al...

2009-04-01 21:45:23

Chris Bosh hit a key jumper down the stretch as part of his 24 points Wednesday, boosting Toronto to a surprising 99-95 victory over Orlando. Toronto has the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference. Orlando had lost only seven home games this season and had already clinched the Southeast Division title. The Raptors, however, shot 49 percent from the floor and made the key plays over the game's final minutes. Bosh gave Toronto a three-point lead by hitting a jump shot with 23 seconds to...

2009-03-29 18:07:13

Chris Bosh scored five of his 31 points in overtime Sunday, leading the Toronto Raptors' 134-129 win over the Chicago Bulls. The contest went to the extra session because Chicago outscored Toronto 42-29 in the fourth period and Ben Gordon's 22-foot jump shot with time expiring brought his team all the way back from a 90-77 deficit. The Bulls led 55-44 at the half. Andrea Bargnani had 28 points and six rebounds for the winners, while Jose Calderon scored 22 with 19 assists. Shawn Marion scored...

2009-03-06 21:46:15

A 42-point explosion by Dwyane Wade Friday night highlighted Miami's 108-102 victory over Toronto -- the Heat's first win over the Raptors in seven tries. Wade made 17-of-23 shots from the field to reach the 40-point mark for the third time in six games. He has scored at least 40 points nine times this season. Miami has won back-to-back games for the first time since capturing three in a row from Jan. 24-28. Michael Beasley added 12 points. Toronto, losers of four in a row, got 34 points from...

2009-01-23 22:51:03

Anthony Parker and Andrea Bargnani made three-point shots during a game-closing run Friday that brought the Toronto Raptors a 114-94 victory over Chicago. The Raptors halted a season-long, seven-game losing streak with a burst in which they limited Chicago to two points over the final 5:29. Toronto's skid had been its longest since the Raptors dropped 10 in a row in March and April 2006. After Luol Deng brought Chicago within 94-92 with 5:29 left, Jose Calderon made two free throws to start...

2009-01-19 18:06:10

Joe Johnson scored with 12.5 seconds left Monday to give the Atlanta Hawks an 87-84 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Johnson scored 28 points for the Hawks, who won for only the second time in their last seven games. Mike Bibby added 23 points and Josh Smith 22 points and 14 rebounds. Chris Bosh had 22 points and 14 rebounds and Andrea Bargnani 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who have lost six straight games. Anthony Parker had 12 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Jamario...

2009-01-14 21:14:50

Luol Deng grabbed a key rebound and made two free throws with 4 seconds remaining Wednesday, clinching Chicago's 102-98 victory over Toronto. Both teams had lost their previous two games and it was the Bulls who broke their brief skid thanks in part to clutch shooting down the stretch by Derek Rose. Rose hit three shots over the final 3:30, each time giving Chicago a four-point lead. Anthony Parker again brought Toronto within two with 29 seconds left and the Bulls turned it over, giving the...

2009-01-12 22:02:12

Paul Pierce had nine of his 39 points in overtime Monday when the Boston Celtics posted a 115-109 victory over Toronto. Pierce also had nine rebounds. Kevin Garnett added 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics, who swept the Raptors for the first time in 11 seasons. Andrea Bargnani had 23 points and eight rebounds for the Raptors. Chris Bosh had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Roko Ukic scored 16 points for Toronto.


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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