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Bosh Returns, But Raptors Can't Hang With Sixers At ACC
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FINAL SCORE
Knicks 114 101 Toronto
Jay Satur
March 7, 2010
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, ON
IT WAS OVER WHEN...

The Raptors were forced to play catch up for the majority of the afternoon, but gave themselves a chance after Jose Calderon's three-pointer capped a 13-6 run to cut the Sixers' lead to 94-87 with 6:26 to play.

But the Sixers missed only two of their final 11 shots the rest of the way, including a 9-0 run to put the game out of reach with two minutes to play. The Raptors have now lost five of their last six games overall.

THE GAME CHANGER

A monster afternoon for Sixers third-year forward Thaddeus Young, who got out the gates quickly on his way to a career-high 32 points in just under 43 minutes of work. He added five rebounds, four on the offensive glass, four steals and two assists.

Young took advantage of his matchup against Andrea Bargnani early with 10 points first-quarter points. That helped put the Raptors into another early double-digit hole, which has become an ongoing issue in Raptors losses since the All-Star break.

THE UNDERRATED RAPTOR

Sort of a mixed bag for Jarrett Jack. The Raptors starter had his hands full defensively against the Sixers backcourt of Jrue Holiday and Lou Williams, but still came up with four steals.

Turnovers for both Raptor point guards was an issue, but Jack still dished out a team-high nine assists and scored an efficient 20 points (9-14 FGM-A), also a team-high.

THAT'S A RAP

“We know they are very quick one-on-one and they can drive past you. We let them get into too much of a comfort zone. We get a deflection and (Andre) Iguodala picks it up and hits a fadeaway in front of our bench. I think they scored the next five straight possessions. (Jrue) Holiday and Thaddeus Young were very good. They have got a lot of individual talent and we weren't very good. When you give them 30 fast break points it gives them confidence, it gives them motivation and that was the downfall tonight.”

- Jay Triano on Philly's speed advantage.

3-GAME OUTLOOK

Tues., March 9 vs. Los Angeles Lakers
10:30 PM ET (TSN, FAN 590)

GAME NOTES:
The Raptors aim for their first-ever season sweep of the Lakers when they tip off a four-game trip on Tuesday night in L.A. Toronto won the first matchup in thrilling fashion on Jan. 24, as Hedo Turkoglu hit the game-winning free throw in the dying seconds to secure a 106-105 victory at ACC. Turkoglu remains day-to-day with a sprained left ankle. The Lakers are coming off a 96-94 defeat to the Magic in a Finals rematch on Sunday, resulting in their third straight loss.

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The Numbers
75 Three-point shooting percentage for the Sixers after making nine-of-12 from long range
29.3 Average number of fast break points allowed vs. the Sixers this season. They scored 30 on Sunday
40 Number of double-doubles on the season for Chris Bosh
39-21 Bench scoring favouring the Raptors
4 Number of games with at least 20 points for Jarrett Jack
They Said It...
Jarrett Jack "We knew coming in that these guys were good in the open court. They did a good job forcing turnovers and getting out... The same things we emphasized, they did. They really took it to us from start to finish."
- Jarrett Jack on the loss.
Thaddeus Young "Today, it was a great day. My teammates put me in different positions and I just did the things I did last season, hustling, getting to the boards and getting easy tip ins."
- Sixers forward Thaddeus Young on his career-best 32-point performance
Chris Bosh "No, I just had to get it re-taped. I was more comfortable getting it like that and I just did not want to take any chances. I just wanted to be cautious of it."
- Chris Bosh on leaving the game in the fourth quarter