Posted by: Jeremy | December 5, 2009

Smoke show in Chi-Town

Hey, even Antoine Wright deserves a chance to shine every now and then

Now that’s the type of game I like to watch. The Raptors came out red hot and cruised to a 110-78 win over a lifeless Bulls squad tonight in Chicago, their second road win in as many nights and a nice boost before the schedule gets a fair bit easier with three of the next four at home.

Chris Bosh & co. came out of the gate rolling for the second straight night, grabbing a 20-point lead through one quarter that they never came close to relinquishing. Bosh led what was easily the team’s strongest game effort-wise thus far, finishing with 25 points and 12 boards in just 22 minutes before packing it in for good midway through the third. The Raptors out-rebounded Chicago 53-32 and 18-11 on the offensive end.

This one was a coming out party for the entire team — with a huge lead, the bench got plenty of run, with Marco Belinelli (15), Rasho Nesterovic (12) and even the offensively-challenged Antoine Wright (10) all chipping in double digits. Jarrett Jack had nine assists in 32 minutes, carrying the point guard load after Jose Calderon left early in the third with a hip flexor. Also, more love to DeMar DeRozan, who’s looking more and more like an NBA player every time he steps on the court.

The win runs Toronto’s record to 9-13, and with Minnesota at home Tuesday and a road date in Milwaukee on Wednesday, life could get even better. Time to make it count, boys.


  1. […] The T-Wolves come into this one at 3-17 but in slightly better shape than their record may indicate, having welcomed back 2008 first rounder Kevin Love over the weekend. Love, who broke his hand in the preseason, had 18 points and 10 boards in a 108-101 win over Utah on Sunday. Shockingly, Minnesota also managed to hand the Nuggets their first home loss of the season nine days ago with a 106-100 win at the Pepsi Center. Still, with Love likely still not in tip-top game shape and Al Jefferson still feeling the effects of last season’s torn ACL, the T-Wolves should be ripe for a pounding tonight. Well, at least I hope so. I’d love to be able to get used to games like Saturday’s in Chicago. […]

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