NBA Game Summary - Orlando at Toronto
(Wednesday, February 7th)
Final Score: Toronto 113, Orlando 103
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Chris Bosh poured in 31 of his career-high 41 points in the second half and grabbed eight rebounds as the Toronto Raptors turned away the Orlando Magic, 113-103, at the Air Canada Centre.
"I just wanted to get more aggressive," said Bosh. "I felt that I was very passive in the first half. I was settling for jump shots and I didn't put much pressure on the defense so I just wanted to come out and attack the rim, try to get to the free throw line and move the basketball."
Jorge Garbajosa scored 15 points and Anthony Parker added 12 for the Raptors, who have won a season-high four straight games. Both T.J. Ford and Jose Calderon pitched in with 10 points and 11 assists for Toronto, which shot 52 percent from the field.
"We competed tonight," said Magic coach Brian Hill. We didn't compete last night in Milwaukee."
Dwight Howard was a force, scoring 32 points on 13-14 shooting and pulling down nine rebounds for Orlando, which has lost its last three games in a row. Keith Bogans added 15 and J.J. Redick scored 14 for the Magic, who shot 50.6 percent in the defeat.
A 7-0 surge, capped by a Bosh alley-oop layup, put the Raptors up 86-78 with 9:38 remaining in the game.
Later in the stanza, a Ford reverse layup gave Toronto a 101-90 advantage with 4:09 left to play.
A Howard three-point play got the Magic within seven, 108-101 with 34 seconds left, but two free throws by Ford sealed the deal for the Raptors.
A Bogans triple at the buzzer gave Orlando a 27-24 edge after the first quarter.
Both teams exchanged buckets in the second session as another Bogans trey at the buzzer tied the score at 52 heading into halftime.
Trailing 63-61, Toronto went on a 10-2 run, highlighted by a Bosh dunk to take a 71-65 lead. The Magic scored 11 of the final 17 points in the stanza to get within one, 77-76 at the end of three quarters. Bosh tied a Raptors individual season-high with 17 points in the session.
Orlando committed 18 turnovers, Toronto committed nine...Orlando has dropped six of eight and 11 of its last 14...Orlando fell to .500 (25-25) for the first time since early November...Toronto has won five in a row at home...Bosh's 15 made free throws was a Raptors season high...Bosh's 25 field goal attempts were also a Raptors season high.
02/08 00:23:01 ET