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News » Wallace, Jackson lead Bobcats past Raptors


Wallace, Jackson lead Bobcats past Raptors


Wallace, Jackson lead Bobcats past Raptors

With Charlotte leading 66-59 midway through the third quarter, Jackson fed Boris Diaw to begin a 17-3 spurt full of fast-break hoops.

Wallace hit two free throws, a shot in the lane and had a thunderous one-handed dunk over Amir Johnson that turned into a three-point play. Jackson then dunked on a feed from Wallace, and Wallace later hit two more free throws.

A night after scoring 74 points in the first half en route to a blowout win over Indiana, Toronto managed 35 points in the second half in their lowest scoring output of the season.

And there were many culprits.

While Bosh collected his 13th double-double, he hit only 5 of 14 shots. Hedo Turkoglu managed only five points on 2-of-7 shooting and Jarrett Jack shot 1 for 9 as the Raptors fell to 0-4 on the second night of a back-to-back.

"If I'm open I'll continue to shoot," said Bosh, 10-for-33 from the field in the last two games. "I practice that shot all the time. If it doesn't go in during the games, I can't worry about that."

Bosh didn't get his first field goal until the final minute of the half, but the Raptors trailed only 52-46. Bargnani's outside shooting and Johnson's play off the bench kept Toronto in it.

Toronto quickly faded in the second half, when it committed 13 of its 18 turnovers.

Charlotte got a boost inside from Tyson Chandler, who blocked six shots in his return after missing two games with back spasms. And with the Bobcats healthy and starting to figure each other out, there was optimism they could recover from their miserable start.

"Gerald was phenomenal," Brown said. "I thought everybody that played, played well."

Notes

The Bobcats improved to 5-2 at home. They're 0-7 on the road. ... Bobcats G Acie Law was active for the first time in five games since being acquired in the Jackson trade and had two points in 5 minutes. ... Raptors F Reggie Evans (foot) was in a walking boot and has yet to play this season.


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Added: November 26, 2009

 

 
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