Turkoglu, Bosh spark re-energized Raps to win

MIKE GANTER, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 2:12 AM ET

TORONTO -- It was no Lazy Sunday for the Raptors.

Hedo Turkoglu finally lived up to his billing as an aggressive playmaker and scorer, finishing with a season-high 23 points to go with six rebounds and five assists, to help the Raptors roll to a workmanlike 101-88 win over the Houston Rockets.

Chris Bosh had 27 points.

The Rockets (13-10) have managed this season without the injured Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming by outworking teams.

The Raptors (11-15) had more pep for the full 48 minutes. That extra energy helped them hold the Rockets to just 37% shooting, compared to Toronto's 50%.

Coach Jay Triano got a lift from his second unit, with Sonny Weems and Amir Johnson being first off the bench with Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Marco Belinelli in the second wave along with Marcus Banks, who spelled Jarrett Jack at point guard.

"Just went with a different rotation tonight," Triano said. "It could be completely different in Miami and Orlando. It's tough to play more than 10 guys."

MIKE.GANTER@SUNMEDIA.CA


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