Toronto 92, Charlotte 87

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #45 Brian Forte, #48 Scott Foster, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 14640

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 22 24 18 23 87
Toronto 24 29 18 21 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 7-44 4-20 3-24 L8
Toronto 19-35 11-17 8-18 W2

Recap


RAPTORS 92, BOBCATS 87: Andrea Bargnani scored nine of his 30 points in the final 80 seconds as host Toronto downed Charlotte.

DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points and Linas Kleiza added 18 as the Raptors ended a six-game losing streak against the Bobcats.

Byron Mullens had 20 points and 14 rebounds and D.J. Augustin tallied 18 points as Charlotte’s losing skid stretched to eight.

Toronto led by eight points with less than 4 1/2 minutes to play before Charlotte went on a 11-4 surge to pull within 85-84 on a 3-pointer by Mullens with 1:02 remaining.

Bargnani then drained a straight-away 3-pointer to give Toronto a four-point edge with 47.8 seconds left. Augustin answered with a 3-pointer with 40.6 seconds remaining before Bargnani hit a short hook and sank two free throws.

Jose Calderon had 11 assists and didn’t commit a turnover for Toronto, which lost twice to the Bobcats (7-44) earlier this season.

Derrick Brown added 12 points for Charlotte.

Bargnani had 15 points and Kleiza 14 as Toronto took a 53-46 halftime lead. The Raptors shot 54.3 in the half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bargnani is averaging 25.3 points over the last four games. … The double-double was the fourth of the season for Mullens. … Calderon has 56 assists against eight turnovers over the past five games. … Bobcats forward Corey Maggette (Achilles’ tendon) missed his second consecutive contest.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Toronto
Byron Mullens 20 Scoring Andrea Bargnani 30
D.J. Augustin 7 Assists Jose Calderon 11
Byron Mullens 14 Rebounds Aaron Gray 9
Kemba Walker 5 Free Throws Made Andrea Bargnani 6
Eduardo Najera 3 Steals Jose Calderon 3
Byron Mullens 2 Blocks Ed Davis 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 87 40.3 4-12 21-30 21 46 3 6 14
Toronto 92 46.1 7-18 15-22 25 38 3 7 10

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Raptors have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Atlanta . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .159 after a loss.
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