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Bosh's 35 leads Toronto

POSTED: January 29, 2008 5:03 a.m.

TORONTO — Chris Bosh had 35 points and nine rebounds, Anthony Parker scored 18 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-78 on Friday night for their sixth win in seven games.

Bosh, who had 13 points in the fourth quarter, has scored at least 30 in four of Toronto’s past five games.

Joe Johnson had 25 points for the Hawks, who lost back-to-back games for the first time since a four-game slide between Dec. 29 and Jan. 5.

Atlanta’s Josh Smith had 20 points in the first half but was held in check after the break, finishing with 24 points and nine rebounds.

It was the first meeting between the teams since Hawks rookie Al Horford knocked Toronto guard T.J. Ford to the floor in a Dec. 11 game in Atlanta. Ford, who was taken off on a stretcher, suffered a stinger and has not played since.

Horford was booed whenever he touched the ball Friday.

There was more bad blood in this one when Atlanta guard Anthony Johnson was ejected after elbowing Toronto’s Jose Calderon in the back of the head with 41 seconds left in the first half.

Johnson was assessed a flagrant two foul, which comes with an automatic ejection.

Calderon clutched the back of his head after taking the hit but remained in the game and made both technical free throws.

Calderon finished with 13 points and nine assists.

Marvin Williams had 13 points and nine rebounds for Atlanta.



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