The Toronto Raptors will send their first star to the Hall of Fame today, as Chris Bosh will join the ranks of the greatest to ever pick up a basketball when his NBA career and legacy are officially enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame tonight.
While Bosh is remembered by some for his time with the Miami Heat, his Raptors career is where he amassed some of the most impressive averaged you’ll see from a power forward in this era. In his last five years in Toronto, Bosh averaged 22.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
Bosh might’ve taken home his championships with Miami, but the end of his Toronto tenure might’ve been his best performance in terms of how he and he alone could impact the game. He didn’t always have the best support around him, but he continued to do everything he could to get the Raptors some wins.
These 4 moments stand out as the best individual statistical games Bosh had during his time with the Raptors. He didn’t leave Toronto in the best fashion, but that didn’t stop his name from getting plastered all over the record books.
4 best Chris Bosh games of his career with the Toronto Raptors.
4. April 4, 2010, vs. Golden State
This game was the perfect encapsulation of what the worst Raptors games under both Sam Mitchell and Jay Triano would look like. Bosh would lead the team in scoring, one of the remaining cast of characters would supplement that performance with a decent game, and the rest of the team would be bailing water.
Bosh scored 42 points on 11-19 shooting and hauled in 13 rebounds. Bosh was an astounding 20-23 from the free-throw line as he beat up on a younger Warriors team during Steph Curry’s rookie season.
Chris Bosh carried the Toronto Raptors in this game.
Andrea Bargnani added in 18 points, but he shot just 7-23 from the field. Sonny Weems, Jose Calderon, and Antoine Wright combined to score a pitiful 12 points on just 4-22 shooting. Bosh had to do everything in this game, and he came within one point of pulling that insane victory off.
While Bosh being able to face up and own the mid-range was a big part of his game, this outing showed the danger of going small in order to stop him. Too much of a bulldozer and whirling dervish inside for most smaller centers to contain, prime Bosh was an absolute menace on offense.