NBA Game Summary - Oklahoma City at Toronto
(Friday, March 27th)
Final Score: Toronto 112, Oklahoma City 96
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Chris Bosh scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, as the Toronto Raptors routed the Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-96, at Air Canada Centre.
Shawn Marion had 20 points and 11 boards, while Andrea Bargnani chipped in with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors, who were able to build off a 115-106 win over Milwaukee on Wednesday. Toronto, which sits in last place in the Atlantic Division, has won three straight and improved to 3-1 on the five- game homestand.
Jason Kapono had 15 points and Roko Ukic had a game-high 10 assists to go along with eight points in the win. Jose Calderon had seven points and nine helpers for the Raptors.
"We knew we wanted to come out and play aggressive on defense," Bosh said. "We tried to protect the paint and give them one contested shot. When we did that, we got out and ran and everyone was touching the ball. It was fun basketball."
Nick Collison led Oklahoma City with 21 points and seven boards. The Thunder, who were coming off a 107-89 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, have lost six of eight overall.
Kevin Durant had 18 points, while Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic each had 11 points.
"Those guys came out making shots and getting out in transition," Durant said. "They have a very athletic team and get up and down. We knew that coming in but we couldn't stop it and we dug ourselves a hole early."
Toronto led 28-18 after one quarter, and in the early stages of the second, a Bosh jumper ignited an 11-2 run, and the Raptors went up 39-21 with just over three minutes played.
A Krstic make started the Thunder on a 7-0 run in the last two minutes of the quarter, but the hosts still held a 51-40 edge heading into the break.
Things went from bad to worse for the visitors, as Marion's jam sparked a Toronto 9-2 run to start the third period, and the Raptors stretched their advantage to 84-65 after three.
In the fourth, the hosts continued to have their way with things, and the Thunder were unable to mount any kind of a threat.
Toronto will conclude its five-game homestand against Chicago on Sunday, while the Thunder resume their three-game road trip at Boston...The Raptors improved to 16-20 as the hosts this season, while Oklahoma City fell to a woeful 6-29 as the visitor...Both teams split the two games in the series this year.
03/27 23:17:43 ET