Monday, January 4, 2010

9,428 - RAPTORS 91, SPURS 86

9,428 points.

Chris Bosh is officially the all-time leading scorer for the Raptors as he passed VC's mark of 9,420 pts.  Bosh  put up 22 pts and 15 rebounds and most importantly got the win over one of the top teams out of the West.  The Raps played a great first half holding the former champs to 34 points. The Spurs did made a run in the final quarter when Keith Bogans nailed a big three to get the Spurs within two points but thanks to Bosh and Belinelli's free throws in the closing seconds, the Raps pulled out the win.

Antoine Wright got the start over Hedo Turkoglu (flu) and had 8 pts and 6 rebounds.  Andrea Bargnani finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds and an a whopping five swats.

For the Spurs, Tony Parker led the team with 23 pts and 6 assists.  Tim Duncan came off of the bench for the Spurs and had 21 pts and 12 rebounds.

Key Notes:
  • Raps held the Spurs to 41% shooting
  • Points in the Paint: 46-34 in favour of the Raps
  • For a Spurs perspective, check out Pounding The Rock
  • DeRozan Watch: 22:48 playing time, 11 pts
Next up, the Raps take on D12 and the Orlando Magic...
Photo credit: (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

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