Toronto Sports Media Game of the Night

College of Sports Media Game of the Night:

Over the last 23 games, it’s safe to say, the only team hotter then the Toronto Raptors is the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Raps have been great going 17-6 while the Cavs have been incredible going 20-3, including winning their last 12 straight games. Toronto does have a streak of their own. They’ve won seven straight at home and look to make it eight as they welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to the ACC tonight. On Sunday afternoon the Raptors dropped the Raps fell behind but rallied to beat the Sacramento Kings 115-104. Chris Bosh continued his strong play this season, notching his 37th double-double scoring 36 points and pulling down 11 boards. With 22 points, Andrea Bargnani continues to show that his developing nicely into Toronto’s number two scoring threat and perhaps even living up to all the hype surrounded around being a number one draft pick. Sunday Toronto had some bodies return from the infirmary. Hedo Turkoglu wore the mask as he returned from his orbital bone ailment, while both Jose Calderon and DeMar Derozan returned from ankle injuries. The good news continues for Toronto – forward Reggie Evans will make his much anticipated debut in a Raptors uni. Evans has been out since the preseason with an ankle injury and should see limited action tonight against his former team the 76ers. Philly has been on a roll as well. They’ve won five straight – four of which have been without all star guard Allen Iverson. Iverson has been out of the line up so that he can tend to his sick daughter. Last night the 76ers dumped the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-97. Andre Iguodala led all 76ers with 24 points. Following tonight’s game neither team plays again until after the all star break. Ending things off with a W allows for a more relaxing break.

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