Bosh gets it

STEVE BUFFERY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:46 AM ET

ATLANTA -- Chris Bosh refuses to buy into the theory that, following the departure of Vince Carter in December, the Raptors became his team. His performances, however, say otherwise.

For the second successive night, the second-year power forward posted huge numbers, this time in a winning cause, recording 32 points -- one shy of his career high -- with 11 rebounds as the Raptors defeated the NBA bottom-feeders Atlanta Hawks, 109-104 last night at the Philips Arena.

Last night's performance came exactly 24 hours after Bosh became only the second player in team history to record a 20/20, when he picked up 24 points and 22 rebounds against the 76ers in Philadelphia.

"To have a good game and win at the same time is a double bonus," the 21-year-old Bosh said.

"I just try to relax and play and show maturity as a player and not try to force things. Some guys try to force the issue and try to score 50 points and they just hurt themselves and the team."

The win, in front of 16,648 fans, improved the Raptors' record to 29-40 and keeps Toronto mathematically alive for a playoff spot with 13 games left.


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