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RaptorsHQ Rapid Recap: Charlotte Bobcats 98 - Toronto Raptors 91

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- How does a team that played competitive basketball against the Lakers, Celtics and red-hot Knicks lose to a Charlotte Bobcats squad that entered tonight’s game riding a 16-game winless streak? That’s the question Toronto Raptors fans are left to ponder following a disheartening 98-91 loss to the league’s most hapless outfit.

- Not that a loss to the Bobcats should be a surprise in these parts. Charlotte swept all four games against the Raptors last season.

- On a night when the Raptors handed out DeMar DeRozan statues to those in attendance, DeRozan himself often played like a statue on the court. Although he dropped 24 points on an efficient 15 shots, he registered zero rebounds and zero assists while allowing Reggie Williams to almost match his scoring output.

- Toronto dropped to 1-5 on their current seven-game homestand. No word on which washed up hip hop crew they will recruit to entice fans to purchase tickets for the next home loss – but I hear Das EFX are anxiously awaiting the phone call.

- Undersized shooting guard Kemba Walker did little to make Bryan Colangelo regret the choice of Jonas Valanciunas, taking 15 shots to score 14 points.

- Bright spots for the Raptors? Well, besides the fact that this was another step toward securing additional chances in the draft lottery, Amir Johnson was aggressive on the glass to the tune of 15 rebounds. James Johnson also put up a nice line of 14-and-8 with a block and a couple of steals.