Charlotte 98, Toronto 91

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 17, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #45 Brian Forte, #57 Greg Willard, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 15575

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 22 25 21 30 98
Toronto 23 22 24 22 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 4-26 2-11 2-15 W1
Toronto 9-23 4-11 5-12 L4

Recap


BOBCATS 98, RAPTORS 91: Reggie Williams knocked down four 3-pointers on the way to a 22-point performance as visiting Charlotte halted a franchise-record 16-game losing skid.

Rookie Bismack Biyombo had eight points to go along with a career-best 13 rebounds and seven blocks for the Bobcats, who won on the road for just the second time.

DeMar DeRozan led the way with 24 points for the Raptors, who have dropped five in a row against Charlotte and three straight overall.

With the Raptors leading 69-68 entering the fourth, Derrick Brown and D.J. Augustin converted back-to-back layups to cap a surge early in the quarter that put the Bobcats up by six.

Toronto battled back to make it a three-point contest on consecutive baskets from Leandro Barbosa and an Amir Johnson putback, then closed to within a pair on a DeRozan jumper with 1:27 remaining. Boris Diaw answered with a 12-footer following a Barbosa turnover, and D.J. White iced things with a layup on a Diaw feed with 12 seconds left.

Kemba Walker had 14 points and eight assists in a reserve role for Charlotte, which came in shooting just 41.6 percent from the field but hit 50 percent of its shots Friday.

Barbosa poured in 16 points in defeat.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Raptors, who were down 47-45 at halftime, fell to 0-9 when trailing at the break. ... Toronto went just 2 of 16 from 3-point range, with Jose Calderon responsible for both made shots. ... Charlotte hadn't won since defeating the Golden State Warriors 112-100 back on Jan. 14. Friday marked the Bobcats' first win over an Eastern Conference foe since Jan. 4, when they bested the New York Knicks 118-110.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Toronto
Reggie Williams 22 Scoring DeMar DeRozan 24
D.J. Augustin 10 Assists Jose Calderon 8
Bismack Biyombo 13 Rebounds Amir Johnson 15
Corey Maggette 6 Free Throws Made DeMar DeRozan 8
Kemba Walker 2 Steals Jose Calderon 2
Bismack Biyombo 7 Blocks Amir Johnson 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 98 50.0 6-15 18-23 25 44 8 3 14
Toronto 91 41.7 2-16 19-28 15 44 4 10 12

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Raptors have a W/L % of .222 after a win and .304 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Indiana . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .148 after a loss.
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