Thursday, March 22, 2007
Raps vs Magic
Going into Wednesday night, the Toronto Raptors had lost 2 straight games and got more bad news as rookie sensation Andrea Bargnani had an emergency appendectomy early Wednesday morning. But that did not phase the Raps as it was an awesome game against the Orlando Magic.
The Raptors had the Magic's number all game as they got the lead early and did not give it up for the rest of the game. The Magic shot very poorly missing shot after shot. Even with the Magic playing poorly, the Raps weren't playing any better as Chris Bosh was the only one really doing anything. After 3 back and forth quarters the 4th started. The Raps opened the 4th with a 7-0 run, but Orlando came back to make it 88-84 with 20.9 seconds left. That was as close as the Magic would get as Juan Dixon netted 4 free throws late to seal the win.
Chris Bosh had 34 points and 16 boards in the game scoring his last 2 to the MVP chant of the ACC crowd. The Raptors are now 4th in the Eastern Conference and 6 games ahead of New Jersey for the division lead while the Magic are in 8th spot in the conference and 7.5 games behind Southeast Division leader Washington.