The points came often and easy, produced in the paint and from the perimeter.
The ball moved from side to side and virtually every starter had an impact.
Shots were being contested and hands were getting up in an opposing shooter's face.
It's amazing what standard can be achieved when a team is playing with confidence and playing in unison at both ends of the floor.
It makes one wonder why it took so long for the Raptors to find their game.
Against another inferior foe, or at least one that clearly is out of gas, the Raptors played like the playoff-contenders many had predicted.
With another winnable game tomorrow night, the Raptors can tie their season-high for successive wins, a modest run of three.
The dilemma one faces in the wake of back-to-back wins -- the first in more than a month -- is to properly put into context the significance of beating the likes of the L.A. Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks, who represented Toronto's latest conquest.
The Clippers mailed it in on Sunday, but at least the Bucks competed and wouldn't capitulate before falling 115-106.
Jason Kapono provided an offensive thrust off the bench, complementing a stellar night by the starting five that helped turn the evening into another feel-good affair.
The sidebar to last night was the reaction by the Air Canada Centre faithful toward its favourite hoops son, Chris Bosh.
Bosh has been cast in U.S. court papers as a deadbeat dad who severed ties with his girlfriend at a time when she was seven months pregnant.
If anyone inside the ACC had an opinion on Bosh, it was hard to notice.
Much like he gets introduced before each home game, fans greeted Bosh with warm applause.
When he flushed home a thunderous one-handed dunk, fans cheered.
When he ventured to the charity stripe, fans offered Bosh encouragement.
Bosh played a very efficient and economical game against a Bucks team that didn't present much on an intimidating presence in the post.
When he wasn't making jumpers, Bosh was getting to foul line and converting.
Bosh exited after playing a game-high 41 minutes to post his 34th double-double of the season. He scored 18 points by taking only eight shots from the field.
Bosh initiated a lot of Toronto's offence by drawing defenders.
Despite the offensive output, what impressed Bosh was Toronto's defence, which limited Milwaukee to 44 first-half points, including 20 in the opening period.
"We were playing defence," Bosh said. "We started the game by playing defence and we forced them to miss shots.
"We got out in transition and we made shots. Our confidence grew and that helps when you defend."
All five starters reached double digits in scoring, paced by Andrea Bargnani's game-high 23 points.
The catalyst was point guard Jose Calderon, who played his absolute best in the opening half, a stretch of 24 minutes that saw the Raptors play some of their finest basketball of the season.
"I feel much better,'' Calderon, who spent most of the season hamstrung by hamstring woes, said. "I can be aggressive and that's the biggest change from the last two or three weeks.
"We're sharing the ball. Until someone says we can't make the playoffs, we're going to keep fighting."
Despite its best efforts, Milwaukee's valiant push for the post-season appears to be over. The team is too decimated and has relied too much on its core group to sustain any kind of run. Last night, Andrew Bogut (back) and Luc Ridnour (back) were unavailable. The Bucks already have been playing without leading scorer Michael Redd (knee). Scott Skiles has gotten every ounce out of this team, which should be applauded for its courage.
MARION HIT HARD
Shawn Marion fell awkwardly to the floor after he got fouled by Charlie Villanueva with 1:11 remaining in the opening half. Marion got back on his feet after a few tense minutes. Marion made one of two free throws.