Trying to put their recent struggles behind them, the Toronto Raptors look to make it back-to-back wins over the worst teams in the Western Conference as they host the Seattle SuperSonics on Sunday.

Toronto (33-29) has a comfortable lead in the Atlantic Division and is in position to end a four-year playoff drought. The Raptors didn't look like much of a contender during their recent three-game losing streak, though, falling by an average of 18.6 points.

They ended that slide on Wednesday with a 94-87 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, owners of league's worst record. Toronto shot 50 percent from the floor and hit 13-of-15 from the free-throw line.

Leading scorer Chris Bosh had 19 points and nine rebounds while Andrea Bargnani, the No. 1 pick in the 2006 draft, scored 18 to lead a 46-point bench effort.

"This was very important to us," Bosh said. "We had a little three-game slide and a team that was beatable."

Seattle (25-37) also appears beatable, sitting 14th in the West and coming off one of its worst defensive showings of the season in a 118-103 loss to the Boston Celtics on Friday. But the SuperSonics have won nine of the last 11 meetings between these teams, including a 110-97 victory on Dec. 23.

Seattle leading scorer Ray Allen had 28 points in that win, hitting 5-of-6 from 3-point range. He had 22 points in Friday's defeat and is averaging 28.5 over the last four games, but it's the Sonics' play at the other end of the floor that needs improvement.

Seattle allowed its highest opponent shooting percentage of the season as Boston hit 59.2 percent, including 68 percent in the second half.

"The second half was our worst defensive performance of the year, absolutely," said Sonics coach Bob Hill, whose team trails the Los Angeles Clippers by 4 1/2 games for the West's final playoff spot.

The Sonics are trying to avoid a third straight loss as they conclude a four-game road trip.

While Seattle has lost 17 of their last 20 road games, the Raptors have won 10 of 12 at home. Danny Fortson

With Anthony Parker day-to-day with a sprained right ankle, Juan Dixon may make his third straight start for Toronto since being acquired from Portland just before the trade deadline. Dixon scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting Wednesday.

While Seattle guard Luke Ridnour is day-to-day with a herniated disc in his back that has caused him to miss three games, teammate Danny Fortson will be out as he completes a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. Fortson has only appeared in 13 games this season.

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