Toronto 92, Charlotte 78

Date - Friday, March 15, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #7 Kevin Fehr, #23 Jason Phillips, #58 Josh Tiven
Attendance - 17514

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 17 25 26 10 78
Toronto 22 26 21 23 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 14-51 8-24 6-27 L1
Toronto 26-40 17-16 9-24 W1

Recap

Raptors 92, Bobcats 78: Rudy Gay scored 10 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and Amir Johnson added 12 points and a career-high 21 rebounds to help host Toronto pull away. 

Sebastian Telfair contributed 11 points off the bench and Jonas Valanciunas added 10 for the Raptors, who won for just the third time in 10 games. 

Gerald Henderson scored 22 points and Kemba Walker added 20 for Charlotte, which was trying to notch consecutive wins for the first time since Nov. 19-21. The Bobcats, who have lost 11 of their last 12, shot 32.5 percent and were 6-for-22 from 3-point range. 

The Raptors led by as many as 12 in the first half and took a 48-42 lead into halftime. The lead was as large as 14 in the third quarter, but Charlotte chipped back within 69-68 heading into the fourth.

The Bobcats briefly took a 70-69 lead on a pair of Henderson free throws with 10:55 left, but Gay's jumper at the other end set off a quick 6-0 spurt and Toronto did not trail again.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Johnson has a team-high 13 double-doubles and became the fifth player in franchise history with 50 games of 10 or more boards. … Henderson has scored in double figures in 18 of his last 20 games. … Charlotte has committed 13 or fewer turnovers in its past seven games. 

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Toronto
Gerald Henderson 22 Scoring Rudy Gay 28
Kemba Walker 5 Assists Sebastian Telfair 5
Josh McRoberts 9 Rebounds Amir Johnson 21
Kemba Walker 8 Free Throws Made DeMar DeRozan 7
Gerald Henderson 3 Steals Amir Johnson 2
Josh McRoberts 2 Blocks Amir Johnson 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 78 32.5 6-22 20-29 14 36 3 14 13
Toronto 92 48.5 3-10 23-27 16 46 8 6 20

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Miami. The Raptors have a W/L % of .423 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .214 after a win and .216 after a loss.