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NBA: Toronto 101, Detroit 89

Nov. 5, 2004 at 10:06 PM   |   Comments

TORONTO, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Chris Bosh led all five Toronto starters into double figures Friday night with 18 points as the Raptors downed Detroit, 101-89.

Loren Woods added 17 points for the Raptors and pulled down a career-best 14 rebounds.

Toronto won its second straight to open the season with Rafer Alston scoring 13 points and Vince Carter 12.

The defending NBA champion Pistons lost for the first time this year. Detroit was led by Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton with 24 points each.

The Pistons were without Coach Larry Brown, who will be out at least another week after undergoing hip surgery.

Toronto took control with a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter that gave the Raptors a 16-point lead.

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