Raptors silence Jazz

Boozer records double-double with 29 points and 10 boards

Posted: Thursday, December 23, 2004

TORONTO - Jalen Rose's demotion overshadowed a rare Raptors win.

Donyell Marshall scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and Toronto beat the Utah Jazz 98-86 on Wednesday night. Rose, dropped from the Raptors' starting lineup, made five of his first six shots and finished with 12 points.

"I feel like I've been shown the door," said Rose, who was told of the move during a meeting with general manager Rob Babcock and coach Sam Mitchell earlier in the day. "I'm just waiting to see what happens."

Rose has struggled since his name came up in trade talks a month ago. He said he saw himself as just a throw-in in a possible trade of Vince Carter. The 10-year veteran has looked disinterested while scoring just four points in two recent games.

Carter was dealt to New Jersey last week.

"This isn't the first time in my career where I was in a situation where I was treated unfairly," Rose said. "I've seen this movie before."

Rose wore black to the meeting because he thought something like this was going to happen. He has three years and $48 million left on his contract.

"I'd play this game for free, but as a player it kind of makes you scratch your head, just the politricks that go with the NBA," Rose said.

Juneau's Carlos Boozer had 29 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz, who went 1-4 on their five-game road trip.



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