TORONTO - The Sacramento Kings picked a bad time to blink.
Chris Bosh had 36 points and 11 rebounds and Andrea Bargnani scored 22 points as the Toronto Raptors rallied to beat the Kings, 115-104, yesterday, extending Sacramento’s losing streak to six games.
“We had a lead in the fourth quarter and couldn’t hold it,’’ Kings coach Paul Westphal said. “We missed a lot of free throws. We couldn’t control Bosh.
“We blinked. We missed and they didn’t. Then we’re playing from behind and desperation sets in a little bit.’’
Hedo Turkoglu and Antoine Wright each scored 16 points as Toronto topped 100 for the 16th consecutive game and won its seventh straight at home.
Kevin Martin scored 24 points and Spencer Hawes had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who have won just three of their past 20 and are 3-22 on the road.
“You start missing free throws and you start missing shots, everyone gets pressing, everyone kind of tenses up,’’ Hawes said. “That tends to happen in the fourth quarter, regardless. When things start going wrong it kind of magnifies itself.’’
Bosh was 14 of 18 from the field and 8 of 11 from the foul line as the Raptors won for the 13th time in 14 home games.
Bosh has had double doubles in nine of his past 11 games, leading former Georgia Tech teammate Jarrett Jack to call this the best stretch of Bosh’s career.
“I’ve never seen him play like this,’’ said Jack (7 points, 9 assists). “He’s almost dominant. The other team is really at his mercy. He just puts it to them, night in and night out. It’s an unbelievable thing that not too many can do in this league and he’s able to.’’