Saturday March 20 2010 – 10:14pm Eastern - East Rutherford, NJ
Raptors @ Nets
100-90, Raptors (Toronto now 34-34)
“Smith and Jones” Player of the Game:
“Alice Fazoolis” Player of the Game:
Shout-out to the Nets:
Stats that stood out:
- Points in the Paint: 48-38, Toronto
- 2nd Chance Points: 15-14, NJ
- Fast Break Points: 10-7, Toronto
- TOR wins a 3rd quarter (32-19) for only the 2nd time since the all star break
- NJ is now 1-57 when trailing after 3 quarters (it was 80-70 Toronto after 3)
- Toronto out-rebounds NJ 47-42
- Bosh had 23 of 36 points in the 2nd half.
- Toronto holds NJ to only 39 points in the 2nd half
- Bosh put the team on his shoulders for the first time in a long time.
- Hedo Turkoglu and Andrea Bargnani. Turk was 1 for 9 (FG) in the 2nd half (though he did finish with a fairly solid 13 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and only 1 turnover). Meanwhile, Bargnani was 2 for 5 (FG) overall … ending the game with 5 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 turnovers. In the first half he had 0 points, 1 rebound, and 3 fouls.
- “It’s not exactly like beating the 1995-96 Bulls but this was still a good win for Toronto anyway – a must-win considering Chicago’s victory in Philly tonight.”
- “Finally a decisive 3rd quarter win for Toronto. That was the difference in pushing the Raptors to the victory.”
Keep the 3-ball Streak Alive (928 games and counting):
- The Raptors were 4 of 17 from 3PT range
- Raptors @ Timberwolves – Monday March 22 2010 – 8:00pm Eastern
- Tune in just after 8:00pm for the “Pizza Pizza” starting line ups (*no pre-game show for this broadcast)