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Raps Survive Sixers To Make It Eight Straight At Home
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Sixers 93 104 Raptors
Jay Satur
February 10, 2010
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, ON

Philly really cranked things up in the fourth, outscoring the Raps 30-15 to tie the game 93-93 on a Thaddeus Young bucket with 2:06 to play, but the Raptors found another gear late and proceeded to rattle off an uncontested 11-0 run to end it.

Jose Calderon got it started with the first four-point play of his career to put Toronto up 97-93. Antoine Wright had a key steal at the other end and Andrea Bargnani drilled a clutch three from the top of the arc to seal it with 41 seconds to play


Another efficient night at the office for Chris Bosh, who finished with team highs in points (23) and rebounds (12) on 8-15 shooting from the field. He was particularly devastating in the third quarter, where he racked up seven boards and eight points, including a gorgeous spin move for a vicious two-hander.

It all adds up to 38 double-doubles and a league-best 32nd game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds.


Make it another stunning spot start for Sonny Weems who has to be considered the biggest surprise of the season so far for the Raptors.

Weems pumped in 14 points (6-11 FGM-A) by way of his usual aerial assault near the rim, although he added his first three-pointer of the regular season for good measure. But it was his lockdown defence on Lou Williams late that drew post-game raves from Jay Triano.


"I think everybody is looking forward to the break as well. It was motivation for our guys to fight through over the last little bit and maintain focus and finish the first half strong and I thought we did that. I think everybody is looking forward to the break."

- Jay Triano on his team as it hits the break


Wed., Feb. 17 vs. Memphis
7:00 PM ET (theScore, FAN 590)

The Raptors return from the break with on Wednesday with a matchup with one of the league's biggest surprises of the season in the Memphis Grizzlies. The Raptors were one of the first teams to experience the bite of the Grizzlies way back in Game 2 of the season, when they were mauled 115-107 in Memphis. The Grizz however, stumbled into the All-Star break as losers of four straight games and six of their last seven contests overall.

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The Numbers
29 Number of wins for the Raptors at the All-Star break, tying a franchise record (2001-02, 2006-07)
58-34 Points in the paint favouring Toronto
17 Consecutive games with at least 100 points scored for Toronto, a franchise-high
17-0 Raptors record when holding opponents under 100 points this season
53-29 Bench scoring favouring Toronto
They Said It...
Jose Calderon "I was thinking about shooting. The first two threes I missed, but I felt comfortable out there with myself. Like I said, they were good points to put up and it was great that it went in."
- Jose Calderon on his four-point play
Lou Williams "Obviously Toronto did a great job extending the lead but I think the game was won in the first half. We didn't come out, we allowed them to get a run and we just couldn't bounce back from it."
- Lou Williams on his team's loss
Reggie Evans "Just one word, I was tired. When I came out of the game, it felt like I wanted to pass out. The inside of my shins were burning. I had to go into the locker room to cool off, get away from everybody and get some fresh air. It felt good though."
- Reggie Evans on his regular-season debut