It could have been a letdown game for the Raptors … but Chris Bosh wasn’t about to let that happen.
CB4 led the Raptors to a major blowout of the Bucks … as Toronto knocked-off Milwaukee, 106-75.
Earlier this year, in Milwaukee, the Bucks held Bosh to a season-low 1 point … beating T.O. by nearly 30 points. And while he might not admit it … you’ve got to think that drubbing – and the way he was stifled defensively – was in the back of Bosh’s mind … as he poured-in 32 points and pushed his Raps to a 30+ point win of their own.
The “looking ahead” theory was based on the fact that the Bucks are in the basement of the Central division … and the Raptors have THREE full days off until their next game – a back-to-back / home-at-home set against the Wizards next week. And with Toronto battling Washington in the middle of the Eastern standings … it might have been easy to take the Bucks lightly and get caught ‘thinking’ about the Wiz.
Early on … the Raps didn’t look sharp. But when it mattered … Toronto had enough in the tank to turn it on and go full-out against the Bucks. T.O. SLAMMED Milwaukee in the 3RD quarter … outscoring them 32-11 … finishing that stanza on an amazing 22-2 run!
With the win … Toronto has now won 5 in a row at home … and they’ve now moved 5 games above .500 as well.
Jose Calderon had another solid night … with 11 points and 12 assists – and just ONE turnover in 35 minutes.
Carlos Delfino was strong off the bench with 18 points and 6 rebounds.
It’s a rare weekend off for the Raps (and me) – with no games on Saturday or Sunday – but I’ll do my best to check in on the blog over the next couple of days!
Raps win, 106-75