Bosh, Raptors Outmuscle Bobcats 104-100

In race for playoff spot, Hawks, Pacers rout Grizzlies, Heat
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Mar 31, 2008 10:17 PM CDT
Toronto Raptors forward Chris Bosh, left, drives past Charlotte Bobcats guard Jared Dudley, rear, during the second half of the Raptors' 104-100 win.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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(Newser) – In a rollercoaster of a contest, the Raptors took control of the East's coveted sixth seed, defeating the Bobcats, 104-100. Chris Bosh's 32 points led all scorers. Toronto capitalized on 17 straight baskets in the first quarter, then went cold, trailing at halftime, 63-58. T.J. Ford put the game out of reach late. Also in hoops:

  • Battling to maintain the East's eighth seed, Atlanta rode a monster 73-point first half to subdue Memphis, 116-99
  • Keeping pace 2.5 games back, Indiana easily flummoxed Miami, 105-85, in Jermaine O'Neal's return from a 33-game injury-related absence.
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