Chris Bosh Paces Raptors Past Mavericks


January 17, 2010

TORONTO — Chris Bosh had 23 points
and 13 rebounds, Andrea Bargnani scored 22 and the Toronto Raptors beat
the Dallas Mavericks 110-88 on Sunday.

Jose Calderon had 15 points and
Jarrett Jack scored 11 for the Raptors, who took the lead with a huge
second quarter and never trailed again, leading by as many as 26.
Toronto won for the seventh time in eight home games, reaching the
midpoint of its season at 21-20.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points and
Jason Terry had 18 for the Mavericks, who have lost three of four.
Shawn Marion scored 15 and Jason Kidd had 12 points and nine assists.

The Mavericks showed their
frustration as Toronto pulled away. Nowitzki received a technical foul
for arguing a charging call in the third and Terry got one for arguing
in the fourth.

It was Dallas' worst loss since a 131-96 setback at the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 3.

Toronto missed 12 of its first 15
shots and trailed 23-20 after one, but took command with an impressive
second, making 15 of 23 field-goal attempts and outscoring Dallas 34-18
to take a 54-41 lead. Bosh had 11 points in the quarter, and Calderon
had nine points and six assists.

Bargnani scored 11 in the third, including a pair of 3-pointers, as the Raptors carried an 84-68 lead into the fourth.

Calderon and Jack each had
seven assists, and Hedo Turkoglu had six. … Drew Gooden had 10
rebounds for Dallas. … Raptors guard Marco Belinelli did not attend
the game because of flulike symptoms. He also sat out Friday's win at
New York.

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