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TORONTO (CP) -- After leading for the whole first half The Chicago Bulls took the lead in the second and didn't let go carring themsleves to a 105-94 win. Chris Bosh scored 25 points in the Raptors losing effort.
When it comes to the Toronto Raptors, there is no such thing as home-court advantage.
Darius Songaila scored 18 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 105-94 win over Toronto on Wednesday, handing the Raptors their 10th home loss.
Chris Bosh had 25 points to lead the Raptors, while Mike James had 16 points and rookie Joey Graham finished with a career-high 15.
With the loss, the downtrodden Raptors dropped to 4-18 and 1-10 at home _ their only win in what is supposed to the friendly confines of the Air Canada Centre coming Nov. 20 against the Miami Heat.
The Raptors went into the game having won three of four road games. They were 3-2 in December, and things had been looking up.
``We've had chances to win at home. . . I don't know,'' Raptors coach Sam Mitchell said with a shrug before the game. ``We hit a bad stretch, guys started pressing a little bit, feeling a little pressure being at home.''
Toronto gave up the game Wednesday with a third-quarter collapse that saw Chicago outscore the Raptors 25-12 and take an eight-point lead into the fourth.
Bosh scored 11 points in the fourth, his dunk with 7:41 remaining cutting Chicago's lead to 85-83. But the Bulls stretched their advantage to nine points with about three minutes left on five consecutive points by Michael Sweetney and cruised to victory before 16,169 disgruntled fans at the ACC.
Chris Duhon added 16 points for Chicago (11-10).
The Bulls shot 58 per cent, compared to 41 per cent for Toronto, and outrebounded the Raptors 42-25.
Veteran guard Jalen Rose, whose role with the Raptors has diminish, played just nine minutes, finishing with one assist and no points.
The Raptors led 25-22 after the first and held a nine-point lead several times during the second.
The Bulls had coughed up 15 points on 12 turnovers by halftime, helping Toronto lead 56-51 at the break.
Toronto couldn't hold on to the ball in the third, committing nine turnovers. A three-pointer by Duhon capped a 13-1 Bulls run with 2:29 left in the third that gave Chicago a 76-68 lead with a quarter left to play.
NOTES: The Raptors had lost their previous nine games against the Bulls. . . Graham's previous career high was 13 points Nov. 16 against Philadelphia. . . The Raptors host Golden State on Friday and Philadelphia on Sunday before heading out for four games on the road.