Bosh leads Toronto past Golden State

Posted: Monday, January 10, 2005

TORONTO — Chris Bosh had 21 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and Rafer Alston ended a shooting slump with 14 second-half points, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 109-87 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.

Alston had missed his last 23 shots over three games before his layup sparked a 15-2 run in the third quarter. He made his next six shots as Toronto outscored Golden State 36-17 in the third quarter and went on its biggest win of the season.

Knicks 113, Trail Blazers 105

NEW YORK — Allan Houston had his best game of the season with 25 points on 8-for-12 shooting to lead the Knicks.

Jerome Williams had 15 points, six rebounds and four assists as New York ended a season-high four-game losing streak to get back to .500 (17-17).

Suns 124, Pacers 89

PHOENIX — Shawn Marion scored 21 points and Amare Stoudemire had 20 points and 14 rebounds to help Phoenix with its sixth straight and NBA-best 30th game of the year, one more than it won all of last season.

Phoenix's 30-4 start ties the 1959-60 Boston Celtics and 1971-72 Milwaukee Bucks for the best start for a team with four losses in NBA history.

SuperSonics 108, Heat 98

SEATTLE — Vladimir Radmanovic scored 27 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, and the SuperSonics beat the Heat for the second time in six days.

Radmanovic hit three of his five 3-pointers in the final period and the Sonics ended a two-game losing streak by outscoring the Heat 13-1 in the final 4:40.

Rockets 116, Nuggets 98

DENVER — Tracy McGrady scored 20 his 45 points in the fourth quarter and had 12 rebounds to help Houston pull away.

McGrady hit four 3-pointers and was 7-of-9 overall in the fourth quarter, reaching 40 points for the third time this season — and the second in five games. McGrady finished 15-of-26, had five assists and blocked three shots.

Yao Ming added 12 points and seven rebounds for Houston, which shot 51 percent and went 11-of-19 from 3-point range.

Carmelo Anthony had 27 points and Kenyon Martin added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, who have lost four straight.



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