Raptors 94, Hornets 77

Tuesday, November 28th 2006, 9:54 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Chris Bosh has 19 points and 14 rebounds and gets a big lift from Toronto's bench as the Raptors beat the New Orleans Hornets 94-77 Tuesday night for their first road win of the season.

Anthony Parker also had 19 points, number 1 overall pick Andrea Bargnani scored a career-high 16, Joey Graham added 14 and Jose Calderon tied his season best with 13 points for Toronto, which had lost its first seven road games.

Chris Paul brought the Hornets back from a 10-point 3rd-quarter deficit to within 4 with a 3-pointer from the top of the key, but Bosh's 3-point play sparked a surge of 9 straight Toronto points for a 72-59 lead after 3 quarters.

Paul had 16 points and 11 assists to lead the Hornets. Rasual Butler, starting for the injured Peja Stojakovic, added 12 points and Tyson handler pulled down 17 rebounds.

Also playing without the injured David West, their leading scorer last season, the Hornets haven't scored more than 83 points during a four-game losing streak.