After two embarrassing losses earlier in the season, the Raptors finally earned a win against the NBA’s worst team as well as notching their second two game win streak of the season.
Andrea Bargnani proved to be the difference as his 30 point effort, including the Raptors final nine points, sealed a tough fought home win.
On the Bobcats side, center Byron Mullens continued his impressive play this season with 20 points and a season high 14 rebounds. Landed in a trade with Oklahoma City, Mullens has been a rare bright spot in what has been a very dismal season for the Bobcats. With a solid work ethic and a always improving game Mullens has went from a afterthought with the Thunder to being a part of the Bobcats rebuilding plans.
The Bobcats will need more big nights from Mullens as Tyrus Thomas went out with a jaw injury after a collision with Raptors ten day signing Ben Uzoh in the final seconds of the third quarter and did not return.
Jose Calderon led the Raptors with eleven assists while Aaron Gray’s team high nine rebounds and Linas Klezia’s 18 points round out the Raptors notable statistics from tonight.
The Raptors now head on the road to face the Sixers tomorrow night. Check back tomorrow for pre and post game coverage.