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Raptors look to move up in standings, host Bobcats

Jan 22, 2007 - 2:53 PM Charlotte (14-25) at Toronto (19-22) 7:00 pm EST

TORONTO (Ticker) -- After falling to one of the NBA's best teams, the Toronto Raptors hope to regroup against one of the league's worst.

The Raptors aim to jump back near the top in the Atlantic Division when they host the lowly Charlotte Bobcats on Monday.

One of the NBA's hottest teams over the last two weeks, Toronto trails first-place New Jersey (20-20) by 1 1/2 games in the woeful Atlantic Division.

The Raptors look to bounce back from Friday's 102-94 loss to the Utah Jazz, who boast the league's fourth-best record at 27-14.

Chris Bosh scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while reserve Jose Calderon added 16 points for Toronto, which lost for just the third time in the last nine games.

The Raptors, who fell to 11-7 at Air Canada Centre this season, seek to improve their home record against the Bobcats, who hope to carry some momentum from their home-and-home sweep of the Atlanta Hawks.

After cruising to a win in Atlanta on Friday, Charlotte returned home to post a 104-85 victory over the Hawks on Saturday.

Matt Carroll scored 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Emeka Okafor added 19 and four blocks for Charlotte, which shot a team-record 65 percent (42-of-65).

Rookie Adam Morrison had 18 points and Jeff McInnis added a season-high 17 and nine assists for the Bobcats, who have matched a franchise record with three consecutive road wins.








  • NBA
    CHARLOTTE 84
    TORONTO 105 FINAL

    Jan 22 9:23 PM


  • NBA
    CHARLOTTE 61
    TORONTO 77 END, 3RD QTR

    Jan 22 8:51 PM


  • NBA
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CHARLOTTE 27 26 53
    TORONTO 37 19 56 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    CHA - GERALD WALLACE 15, EMEKA OKAFOR 11,
    RAYMOND FELTON 8
    TOR - ANDREA BARGNANI 11, JOSE CALDERON 9,
    RASHO NESTEROVIC 8

    Jan 22 8:07 PM


  • NBA
    END 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CHARLOTTE 27 27
    TORONTO 37 37 END 1ST QTR
    HIGH SCORERS AFTER 1ST QUARTER
    CHA - RAYMOND FELTON 8, EMEKA OKAFOR 6, JEFF
    MCINNIS 4
    TOR - ANDREA BARGNANI 9, ANTHONY PARKER 7,
    CHRIS BOSH 6

    Jan 22 7:40 PM