Chris Bosh Scores for Raptors in Toronto

by : Ken Petersen

Chris Bosh had 40 points going 14-for-16 from the field and 11-for-11 from the foul line. Jose Calderon had 19 points and 13 assists as the Toronto Raptors beat the Orlando Magic 127-110. Bosh made 11 of his first 12 shots and even made a rare 3-pointer in the third quarter, struggling to contain a smile as he retreated back down court. Bosh is 3-for-6 from 3-point range this season.

Carlos Delfino came off the bench to score 23 for Toronto, including five 3-pointers. Jamario Moon had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Anthony Parker scored 10. Dwight Howard led Orlando with 37 points and 15 rebounds, going 13-for-16 from the field and 11-for-15 from the free-throw line. Rashard Lewis and Hedo Turkoglu each finished with 16, Jameer Nelson had 13 and Maurice Evans 12.

With 30 seconds left in the 3rd, Juan Dixon gave the Raptors 100 points. Jason Kapono added two more with a baseline jumper as Toronto took a 102-82 lead into the fourth. Bosh and Calderon returned after Orlando opened the final quarter with a 10-2 run, closing to 104-92, but the Magic were never able to get the deficit below 10 points.

Calderon helped ice the game with back-to-back 3-pointers and an alley-oop pass to Moon, giving the Raptors a 16-point lead. Moon added an exclamation point with a wide-open, one-handed jam after a half-court pass from Delfino. It was Orlando's first road loss since a 101-93 defeat at Detroit on Jan. 25. The Magic are a league-best 20-11 away from home.