Raptors Replay

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:26 AM ET

UNCHARTED WATERS

Barring something unforeseen, Chris Bosh should return home to Toronto as the first player in Raptors history to break the 10,000-point barrier. Bosh went into the game against the Lakers needing 91 points to reach 10,000. Based on his season average of 24.3 points a night, Bosh should be either past it or very near once the four-game trip is over.

RARE START

Bosh had a rather unique start to the game for him. After his shot was blocked by Andrew Bynum, Bosh corralled his own rebound and hit a three-pointer to put the Raps up 5-2.

BACK TO THE LINE

For the Raptors, Step 1 to redeeming themselves for the embarrassing loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday was getting back to the free throw line.

In that game, the Raps' starting five got to the line just four times the entire game. As a team, they rank third in the league, averaging 26.9 free throw attempts a game. The fact that Bosh, who averages just under nine attempts a game, didn't get there once certainly hurt the cause.

Last night, every starter with the exception of Hedo Turkoglu got to the line at least once.

STILL STINGS

Sign in the crowd: "Sorry Canada. Not in basketball. Lakers No. 1."

Clearly, a hockey fan still not over that gold medal game at the Winter Olympics.

UP NEXT

Wednesday -- Toronto Raptors at Sacramento Kings, 10 p.m, The Score/Fan 590.


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