Chris Bosh and Andrea Bargnani: Toronto Raptors’ Killer Bs Are Back

November 7th, 2009 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
Last season as the Raptors were sliding out of playoff contention, our enthusiastic Raptors TV announcer Matt Devlin turned the phrase “The Killer Bs.”

The phrase was referencing the emergence of Andrea Bargnani as a legitimate 20-point per game player alongside of the other "B" scoring 20 ppg, CB4.

While it was a fair assessment of the Bosh and Bargnani combination exceeding 40 points on most nights as being unstoppable offensively.

The unfortunate reality was these performances came as the Raptors were losing far more games than they won.

The “Killer Bs” were being associated with individual success and team failure.

By the end of the season, Bosh had turned in his usual 22 and 10 performance and Bargnani had averaged a career high of 15 and 5. 

But in the months of January and March, Raptors’ fans were witness to the best scoring big-man combination in Raptors’ history.

In January, Bargnani broke out for a 19.8 point, 6.2 rebound per game month.  By far, it was his most impressive as a Raptor.  Then in March, he topped it with his first 20-point per game month, with a 20.3 point an ...

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