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Fans need to get louder, Bosh says

Chris Bosh says it’s time Toronto Raptors fans start pulling their weight.

With four games to go in the regular season and Toronto looking to make up ground in the Eastern Conference in hopes of a more favourable post-season opponent, Bosh said the team needs all the help it can get.

And Toronto’s sixth man definitely hasn’t been on his game lately, says the Raptors captain.

“We have some of the best fans in the league, and you can’t tell me they can’t make noise, because in the playoffs it’s ridiculous,” Bosh said yesterday.

The Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 111-93 on Wednesday to end a three-game losing streak, but Bosh criticized the crowd afterwards for being too quiet.

He acknowledged it’s a risk calling out the crowd, but said, “Me and Toronto, we’ve been through some things, we’ve been around the block a few times. The fans expect it out of me, so I expect it out of them, too — it’s only fair.

“They matter,” he said of the fans. “It gets the players pumped up, you run the floor harder, you defend harder, and it kind of rattles the other team.”

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