Bosh, Raptors beat Pacers for fifth straight win

Published January 31, 2010

| AP

TORONTO (AP) — Chris Bosh had 26 points and 15 rebounds, Andrea Bargnani scored 17 points and the Toronto Raptors won their fifth straight game, beating the Indiana Pacers 117-102 on Sunday night.

Former Pacers guard Jarrett Jack scored 16 points and was one of seven Raptors to reach double figures as Toronto shot a season-best 60.2 percent (50 for 83) and topped 100 points for the 13th straight game.

Luther Head scored 15 points as Indiana lost its third straight. Troy Murphy and Brandon Rush each had 14.

Danny Granger came in averaging nearly 30 points in his past three games against Toronto but was ineffective in this one, shooting 3 for 13 and scoring just eight points.

The Pacers, who overcame a 23-point, second-quarter deficit to beat Toronto 105-101 on Jan. 11 in Indianapolis, trailed 95-86 through three quarters before tying it on Head's 3-pointer with 7:59 left, capping an 11-2 run to start the fourth.

Bosh made three baskets as the Raptors replied with an 8-1 spurt, making it 105-98 with 5:39 remaining, and Toronto wasn't challenged again.

Bargnani, hampered by a sore foot and held to just two points in Thursday's 106-104 victory at New York, started for Toronto but rookie DeMar DeRozan (sprained right ankle) missed his third straight game, with Sonny Weems taking his place and scoring a career-high 13 points.

Hedo Turkoglu, who had season highs of 26 points and 11 rebounds Thursday at New York, was knocked out in the first minute of this one when he took an elbow in the face from Mike Dunleavy. Turkoglu, who had swelling over his right eye, went for X-rays and did not return.

Jose Calderon scored 10 points in the second quarter and Jack added six more as Toronto led 63-59 at the half.

Toronto pulled away in the third behind 12 points from Bosh and seven from Bargnani, taking a 95-86 edge into the fourth.

NOTES: The Raptors shot 59.2 percent in a 131-124 loss at San Antonio on Nov. 9. ... Toronto visits Indiana on Tuesday night. ... The Raptors welcomed 400 members of the Canadian military as part of Troops Night celebrations.

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