Raptors Rapid Recap - Toronto 115 - Sacramento 104


-With a 115 to 104 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Superbowl Sunday, the Toronto Raptors win their seventh straight at home and jump to five games over .500. 

-Chris Bosh led the way again for the Raps with 36 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, but he also got some help on O from Andrea Bargnani (22 and 8) and "the Ottoman," Hedo Turkoglu, who despite wearing his Zorro mask, chipped in 16 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds before fouling out.

-With off days by Jarrett Jack, Jose Calderon and Amir Johnson, it was Antoine Wright who again played a pivotal role off the bench in the win.  Along with a huge 16 point, 5 rebound and 4 assist game (including an uber-efficient 6 of 7 from the field), his defence, along with that of Sonny Weems and Chris Bosh, turned the tide in the middle of the fourth quarter, and the Raps ran away with it from there.

-This was no walk in the park however.  Much like last Wednesday's match against the Nets, the Raptors let their opponent hang around and Sacto actually led in fourth quarter at several points.  The Kings got great bench production from the likes of Sean May, Andres Nocioni and Beno Udrih, but down the stretch couldn't get stops, and displayed some horrid shot selection.  Kevin Martin in particular did his best "chucker" impersonation scoring 24 points, but on 7 of 18 shooting.  And rookie stud Tyreke Evans started strong, but just wasn't a factor in the second half with Martin dominating the shots.  Tyreke (or, Tyrekeee, as Jack Armstrong pronounced it all game) finished with only 11 points.

-Up next - final game before the All-Star break where the Dinos take on the Philadelphia 76ers.  Philly has been playing much better of late, winning four straight, so Toronto can't expect to waltz through the game like they did this afternoon.  The team might be the healthiest it's been all season however as not only will DeMar DeRozan, Hedo Turkoglu and Jose Calderon be in the line-up for the second straight match (all played today), but Marco Belinelli should be rested up from his ankle sprain, and...drum roll...Reggie Evans may finally be ready to return to take on his old mates.

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