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Danny Granger's 29 points Wednesday led the Indiana Pacers to an easy 130-101 win over the Toronto Raptors. He scored eight when Indiana built a 37-28 first quarter lead and 22 on the way to a 74-48 halftime advantage before sitting out the fourth period. Jarrett Jack scored 23 with five rebounds and six assists. Troy Murphy scored 14 with 14 rebounds. T.J.
Joe Johnson and Josh Smith each scored 25 points Tuesday, pacing the Atlanta Hawks to a 118-110 win over the Toronto Raptors. It was Atlanta's first road victory since March 2 at Washington and improved the Hawks' fourth-place standing in the Eastern Conference. Maurice Evans added 17 points, Al Horford 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Mike Bibby 13 points and 10 assists for Atlanta. Chris Bosh had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors.
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...
Andrea Bargnani scored 23 points Saturday in Toronto's 102-95 win over the New York Knicks, the Raptors' sixth straight victory. Chris Bosh had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Toronto.
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.
Chris Bosh scored 21 points and collected 13 rebounds Friday, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 112-96 victory over Oklahoma City. The Raptors, mired in last place in the Atlantic Division, have won three in a row. Shawn Marion contributed 20 points and 11 rebounds and Toronto got 14 points from Andrea Bargnani. Nick Collison paced Oklahoma City with 21 points.
Boris Diaw's season-high 30 points Friday helped the Charlotte Bobcats record a 102-89 win over the Toronto Raptors. Charlotte got off to a quick start, taking a 33-24 lead after the first period but the Raptors came within two points (52-50) by halftime.
Andrea Bargnani's 27 points with nine rebounds Sunday led Toronto to an easy 110-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers, breaking its seven-game losing streak. The 7-foot power forward has scored at least 20 points in six of his last seven contests, and Sunday he overcame a recent bout with flu-like symptoms. Toronto used a 37-19 third quarter to seize control after a slim 53-50 halftime advantage. Reserve Pops Mensah-Bonsu scored 21 with seven rebounds.
Thaddeus Young made 13-of-20 shots from the field and scored a career-high 29 points Wednesday, pushing Philadelphia past Toronto 115-106. Samuel Dalembert chipped in a season-best 19 points along with 13 rebounds, helping the 76ers win for just the fourth time in 11 games since the All-Star break. Philadelphia opened the second period of a tie game with a 9-2 run and put together a 14-2 surge later in the period to take control. Andrea Bargnani scored 21 for Toronto and Shawn Marion had 18.
Luis Scola had 20 points and 16 rebounds Tuesday in the Houston Rockets' 107-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Yao Ming added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets, who have won eight of their last nine games. Carl Landry had 22 points afor Houston.
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