Efficient Raps Gouge Orlando

Bosh has 40, Calderon adds 19 and 13 dimes in 127-110 rout
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Feb 20, 2008 10:05 PM CST
Toronto Raptors' Chris Bosh, left, and Carlos Delfino celebrate a play during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Toronto, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008. (AP Photos/The Canadian Press, J.P. Moczulski)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – All-Star big men Chris Bosh and Dwight Howard battled mightily in Toronto, but Raptors point guard Jose Calderon's canny distribution tipped the balance in a 127-110 rout by the home squad, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Howard had 37 points and 15 boards—10 on offense—but Bosh had 40 on 14-of-16 shooting, while making all 11 of his free throw attempts.

Calderon was also characteristically efficient, shooting 8-of-10 and notching 13 assists against just one giveaway. Overall, Toronto shot a scorching 58.8% from the field against Orlando's 45.2%. The Raptors evened the season series with the win, in what might be a postseason preview; Orlando and Toronto currently have the third and fourth seeds in the Eastern Conference.