TORONTO — Chris Bosh scored 22
points to become the leading scorer in Raptors history and lead Toronto
to a 91-86 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night.
Bosh, who also had 15 rebounds, made
a jumper from the top of the key with 1:39 left in the third quarter to
eclipse Vince Carter's mark of 9,420 points. Bosh, who now has 9,428
points, was honored with a video tribute and standing ovation at the
end of the quarter.
Jarrett Jack scored 16 points, Andrea
Bargnani had 15 and DeMar DeRozan 11 for Toronto, which has won six of
seven and ended the Spurs' winning streak at five games.
Tony Parker scored 23 points, and Tim
Duncan had 21 points and 12 rebounds in a rare reserve appearance.
Richard Jefferson scored 12 for the Spurs, who had won 11 of 13.
San Antonio finished 16-for-27 at the free throw line, with Parker missing five and Duncan four.
Toronto led 67-55 heading into the
fourth quarter, but Duncan cut the lead to 81-78 on a three-point play
with 2:32 left. Jack and Parker each scored before Bosh's driving layup
made it 85-80 with 56 seconds remaining.
Duncan missed a pair from the line
but San Antonio got the ball back after a Jack miss and Keith Bogans
hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, cutting it to 85-83. Bosh, Marco
Belinelli and Antoine Wright sealed it at the line, each making two
free throws in the final 11 seconds.
Toronto avenged a 131-124 loss to the
Spurs on Nov. 9, San Antonio's highest scoring game of the season.
Parker and Duncan missed that one with injuries but Manu Ginobili
scored 36 points. Ginobili was held in check in this one, scoring just
five points and making only one of eight attempts.
Duncan, San Antonio's leading scorer,
came off the bench for just the second time in his career and the first
time since 2004. He scored 23 points in 36 minutes in Saturday's win at
Toronto's Hedo Turkoglu missed the game with flulike symptoms and was replaced by Wright.
Parker shot 6-for-7 and scored 12
points in the first quarter, but the rest of the Spurs went 3-for-17 as
Toronto led 27-19 after one.
San Antonio's shooting woes
continued in the second. Duncan made two free throws to snap a 6:37
scoreless streak, and the Spurs went more than nine minutes between
field goals, missing their first seven attempts before a Duncan
turnaround hook shot with 4:53 left.
Toronto led 48-34 at the half.
Raptors coach Jay Triano said
he expects point guard Jose Calderon will return to the lineup
Wednesday at Orlando. Calderon (sore left hip) has missed 12 of the
past 13 games. … DeRozan converted a second quarter alley-oop after
Jack's pass bounced off the backboard. … Nursing a sore left knee,
Duncan had 22 points and 10 rebounds off the bench in a March 18, 2004,
victory over Minnesota, the only other time in his career he didn't