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NBA Game Summary - Toronto at Charlotte



(Wednesday, November 6th)

Final Score: Charlotte 92, Toronto 90

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Gerald Henderson had a game-high 23 points with four assists and three rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats held off the Toronto Raptors late to secure a 92-90 win at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Charlotte center Bismack Biyombo altered DeMar DeRozan's 7-foot shot attempt that would have tied the game with 27.9 seconds left. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist rebounded the ball with the shot clock and game clock within two seconds of each other.

Toronto chose not to foul, allowing the clock to run down all the way to under five seconds before Henderson jacked up a long 3-pointer as the shot clock expired.

Charlotte's Josh McRoberts batted the ball up in the air on the rebound attempt as the horn sounded, and the Bobcats earned their sixth consecutive home win against Toronto -- tying a franchise mark for the longest against a single opponent.

"I wouldn't have fouled either," said Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford speaking of the final play. "There was a two second differential and we got a little bit lucky there because there is plenty of time because you can advance the ball. You have a chance to make a stop and a rebound, we were fortunate the ball hit the rim. We didn't execute the play the way were supposed to execute it and we caught a break."

Rudy Gay paced Toronto with 20 points and center Jonas Valanciunas had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort.

Charlotte used a torrid start in the first quarter to jump out to a 32-18 lead after one. The Bobcats shot 15-of-20 (75 percent) from the field and were led by Henderson's 12 points.

"Usually our defense fuels our offense and we didn't get many stops early on, they made a lot of shots to start the game off. We have to come in more defensive minded," said Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry.

Toronto trailed by nine with two minutes left in the second quarter before hitting three consecutive 3-pointers, one from Lowry and two from DeRozan, to tie the game at 51. Both teams traded a bucket apiece in the final minute and the score was knotted entering halftime.

The Raptors took their first lead of the game right out of the break on a Gay turnaround jumper and led by as many as five with 8:50 remaining in the third.

Charlotte answered with an 11-0 run, highlighted by a Biyombo dunk to cap the run, and the Bobcats never relinquished the lead for the rest of the game.

Early in the final frame Toronto cut the deficit to 80-78 with 8:32 left, but a McRoberts layup and free throws from Ramon Sessions and Henderson gave the Bobcats an eight-point lead.

Gay scored a layup assisted by DeRozan with 3:07 left to pull within six and then Landry Fields hit a running hook shot after a missed layup from McRoberts to cut the deficit to four at 90-86 with 2:32 remaining in the game.

Fields blocked Walker's 17-footer and DeRozan made a driving layup with 2:04 left to make it a one-possession game.

Kidd-Gilchrist hit a layup with 1:11 left to make it 92-88 and DeRozan added two free throws at the other end before the scoreless final minute.

DeRozan, the Raptors' leading scorer entering the game at 20.5, scored only 14 points on 5-of-16 shooting.

Walker finished with five points on 2-of-13 shooting, a night after suffering a shoulder injury against New York.

Game Notes

This was the first of three meetings between the two teams this season ... Charlotte's Al Jefferson missed his fourth consecutive game with an ankle sprain ... Both teams will play next this Friday when Charlotte hosts the New York Knicks and Toronto travels to Indiana.

11/07 00:01:56 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR
 
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
Final
PIT 2
CIN 5
Final
CLE 5
KAN 3
Final
WAS 5
ANA 4
Final
TOR 8
BAL 10
Final
DET 4
CWS 6
Final
TAM 4
MIN 6
Final
BOS 5
NYY 1
Final
NYM 3
STL 2
Final
MIL 5
SDP 2
Final
LOS 5
PHI 2
12:05pm Today
CLE
KAN
 
12:35pm Today
PIT
CIN
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
 
1:10pm Today
TAM
MIN
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
STL
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
SDP
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
SAN 92
DAL 113
Final
HOU 105
POR 112
7:00pm Tonight
ATL
IND
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
Final
DAL 4
ANA 2
Final
CHI 4
STL 3
8:00pm Tonight
DET
BOS
9:30pm Tonight
MIN
COL
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
SJS
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR