NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at Toronto
(Sunday, February 7th)
Final Score: Toronto 115, Sacramento 104
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Chris Bosh poured in 36 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, helping Toronto to its seventh consecutive win at Air Canada Centre, 115-104, over the Sacramento Kings.
Andrea Bargnani contributed 22 points and eight boards, while Hedo Turkoglu returned to the court and added 16 points after missing time with a fractured orbital bone.
Antoine Wright donated 16 points as well off the bench for the Raptors, who have won seven of the last eight games overall.
"Right now everything feels great," said Bosh of his play of late. "We all believe in ourselves that we're going to win the game. Early we didn't have a lot of energy (but) we were able to make better shots late in the game."
Kevin Martin had 24 points and Spencer Hawes posted 14 with 11 rebounds for the Kings, who have dropped 11 straight on the road and 13 of 14 games overall.
Donte Greene chipped in 13 points, while Tyreke Evans and Andres Nocioni each had 11 in defeat.
Sacramento held a slim three-point edge to start the fourth but quickly found themselves down 94-93 following a quick 10-2 burst that ended on a Wright jumper less than three minutes in.
Bosh's layup midway through the frame dropped to break a 96-96 tie and jump- started a 16-4 surge that essentially put things out of reach for Sacramento. Bosh scored six points on the run, Wright struck for five and Bargnani capped things off with a three-pointer for a 112-100 game with 1:39 to play.
"We had a bad fourth quarter. We missed some free throws, we couldn't stop Bosh," Kings coach Paul Westphal said.
Toronto led 31-24 after the opening quarter and went up by 10 early in the second after Bosh converted a three-point play off a slam. The hosts maintained a slim edge towards the end of the half before Martin's layup inside the final minute evened the score. A short Bosh jumper just before the break gave the Raptors a 62-59 advantage.
Things remained tight in the third, as Sacramento used three straight three- pointers from Greene to jumpstart a 14-5 run that closed things out for an 87-84 Kings lead entering the final 12 minutes.
Rookie standout DeMar DeRozan (ankle) also returned to action Sunday for Toronto, netting seven points in 24 minutes...Turkoglu will wear a protective mask for the next four to six weeks...Sacramento's Jason Thompson, who missed the past two contests in order to attend a family funeral, was back with 10 points and six boards...Toronto, which is 19-6 at home this season, has won six straight over Sacramento north of the border...The Raptors held a 54-40 advantage scoring in the paint, but were outrebounded 46-39.
02/07 15:49:57 ET