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Bosh passes Carter for Raptors all-time scoring lead


Posted Jan 3 2010 10:36PM

TORONTO (AP) -- Chris Bosh scored 22 points and became the leading scorer in club history Sunday as he led Toronto to a 91-86 NBA victory over San Antonio.

Bosh nailed a jump shot from the top of the key with 1:39 remaining in the third quarter to surpass Vince Carter's franchise record of of 9,420 points.

Bosh, who now has 9,428 points, was honored with a video tribute and standing ovation at the end of the quarter.

"I was thinking it would be really nice to set the record and everything, but I wanted to win, that was the main focus of the whole game," Bosh said. "It makes it that much better."

Bosh also grabbed 15 rebounds, while Jarrett Jack scored 16 points, Andrea Bargnani had 15 and DeMar DeRozan 11 for the Raptors, who have won six of seven and ended the Spurs' winning streak at five games.

Tony Parker scored 23 points, and Tim Duncan had 21 points and 12 rebounds in a rare appearance off the bench.

Duncan came off the bench for just the second time in his career and the first time since 2004. No reason was given before the game for the decision, which came after Duncan scored 23 points in 36 minutes in Saturday's victory at Washington.

"He's played a lot of minutes," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He played more than we wanted last night so we just wanted to have him in the fourth quarter rather than the first. Not too much happens in the first quarter of NBA games."

Duncan admitted that not starting was "tough to swallow".

"Pop asked me about it and it sounded like a decent idea, just to make sure I had my legs down the stretch," Duncan said. "It worked, I felt good in the fourth quarter, I just couldn't get anything to go in the hole."

Toronto took a 67-55 lead into the final period, but Duncan's three-point play with 2:32 remaining cut the gap to 81-78.

Jack and Parker both scored before Bosh's driving layup made it 85-80

with 56 seconds to play and Keith Bogans' three-pointer narrowed the gap to 85-83 with 12 seconds remaining.

Bosh, Marco Belinelli and Antoine Wright made two free throws apiece in the final 11 seconds to seal the win for Toronto, who avenged a 131-124 loss to the Spurs on November 9.

Manu Ginobili scored 36 points for San Antonio in that game, bas held to just five points on Sunday.

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