Posted by: Jeremy | January 8, 2010

Raps sneak out with a win

Chris Bosh put this one to bed late

Philadelphia took Roy Halladay, so the least they could give us is the Sixers. Actually, we pretty much own them already. The Raps recovered from a rough start tonight and held off a late rally, using a three-point play from Chris Bosh in the waning seconds to come away with a 108-106 road win.

Despite being down 13 early in the third, I had a feeling this one was coming our way in the long run. Sure enough, the Raptors capitalized on Andre Iguodala’s decision to unsuccessfully prove himself a jump shooter and some all-around ugly Sixer basketball in the quarter to swing the momentum going into the fourth, where Bosh and Andrea Bargnani had nice showings to help escape with the win. Bargnani, who finished with 23 points, made a handful of key shots in the quarter and had a clutch block in the final minute with Toronto up two and Philly in transition. Bosh had team-highs of 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists.

All five Philly starters finished in double digits, with LOOOOUU Williams (not to be mistaken with Lou Maxton Graham, producer of Scarsdale Surprise) leading the way with 23 and a washed-up Allen Iverson chipping in 22. Iguodala came up a dime short of a triple-double, finishing with 17 points, 11 boards and nine assists, and Thaddeus Young still managed 18 and 13 despite missing about 28 shots off the front of the rim alone.

It wasn’t easy, but I’ll take any win, especially on the road. After a bit of a defensive hiccup in the first half, the Raps settled down and made life a bit difficult in the final 24 — something they’ve been doing a lot of on this current streak, with was extended to eight wins in nine tonight. They’ll look to keep rolling Sunday at home against Boston in a game I just may be sitting courtside at. Check me out!


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