Bosh, Bargnani score 20 each, lead Raptors to 108-99 win over Nets
Toronto rallied to tie the game 46-46 with 3:30 left in the half on Bargnani’s lay-up and free throw. The Raptors went ahead 49-48 on Jack’s three-pointer with 2:57 left and led 57-56 at the half led by Wright’s 15 points that included a three-pointer with 15.9 seconds left.
The Raptors continued to be hit by injury and illness as they tried to shake off a poor defensive effort in losing 130-115 to the Pacers at Indiana on Tuesday, ending a five-game winning string.
Jack developed an illness before Wednesday’s game and was in the starting lineup despite of a sore throat and a virus.
The Raptors were without Jose Calderon, who suffered a sprained right ankle in Tuesday’s loss after stepping on Jack’s foot. He was scheduled to have a magnetic resonance imaging procedure on Wednesday night.
DeMar DeRozan missed his fifth consecutive game with a sprained right ankle.
Hedo Turkoglu did not start for the second game in a row on Wednesday after suffering a small, non-displaced fracture of the orbital bone below the right eye when he took an elbow from Indiana’s Mike Dunleavy while driving to the basket one minute into the victory over the Pacers at the Air Canada Centre on Sunday.
Turkoglu has been fitted for a mask to protect the injury and it is a matter of becoming comfortable wearing it. Doctors advised him against playing without the mask.