NBA Game Summary - Toronto at Charlotte
(Friday, February 10th)
Final Score: Toronto 87, Charlotte 73
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Charlie Villanueva scored 24 points and pulled down six boards as Toronto beat Charlotte 87-73.
Mike James scored 18 points and dished out eight assists for the Raptors, who snapped a two-game losing streak. All-Star Chris Bosh posted 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Morris Peterson added 10 points and 10 boards.
Matt Carroll scored a career-high 26 points for the Bobcats, who had a franchise-record three-game winning streak snapped. Primoz Brezec netted eight points, and Melvin Ely added nine rebounds.
Despite a 9-0 Charlotte run down the fourth-quarter stretch to make the score 76-66, Toronto held on in the final three minutes.
The Raptors were hot early, taking a 22-11 first-quarter advantage after James netted a fast-break reverse layup. Charlotte shot 3-19 (15 percent) in the period.
The Bobcats started the second quarter with a 15-5 run after three threes by Carroll. Bernard Robinson scored a pair of free throws with 5.7 seconds left to take a 37-35 lead into halftime.
The Raptors opened the second half with a 20-2 run and outscored the Bobcats by 12 points in the third quarter to take a 64-54 lead into the fourth.
Charlotte scored a franchise-record low 31.8 percent from the field. It failed to score a second-chance point for the first time in franchise history.
Toronto shot a franchise-record 13-of-18 fourth quarter. It is 9-2 against Southeastern Division opponents this season.
Guards Brevin Knight did not play because of a soar left knee and Raymond Felton did not play because of a sprained right big toe...Charlotte concluded a six-game homestand. The Bobcats, who will visit Milwaukee on Saturday, are 10-16 in their arena this season...The Raptors, who will host Portland on Sunday, are 9-16 away from home this season...Toronto beat the Bobcats three straight times this season and has won five of the last six meetings.
02/10 22:49:06 ET