SACRAMENTO, California (Ticker) -- The Toronto Raptors have
not won on the road this season. On Friday, the Raptors look
for their first win in over eight years at Arco Arena when they
visit Mike Bibby and the Sacramento Kings.
After dropping nine straight games to open the campaign, Toronto
finally posted its first win with a 107-94 victory over the
Miami Heat on Sunday. Since then, the Raptors have lost the
first two contests on their four-game West Coast swing.
Chris Bosh scored 24 points and rookie Charlie Villanueva added
18 off the bench on Wednesday, but Toronto collapsed in the
fourth quarter and dropped a 103-100 decision to the Los Angeles
While Bosh has continued his progression as one of the league's
top young big men, Villanueva has been a pleasant surprise over
the last two weeks. The 6-11 forward has averaged 16 points and
nine rebounds over his last seven games.
The Raptors, who have not won here since March 13, 1997, hope to
snap their road skid against a Kings squad which has won three
of its last four home contests.
Sacramento used a 35-point third quarter to top the New Jersey
Nets on Wednesday, 114-105.
Mike Bibby scored 25 points, Brad Miller collected 20, seven
rebounds and 10 assists and Bonzi Wells added 23 and six steals
for the Kings, who have won nine of their last 11 against the