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Monday, January 20th (All times Eastern)

Toronto Raptors (20-19) at Charlotte Bobcats (17-25), 2 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Charlotte Bobcats will try to continue their recent mastery of the Toronto Raptors when the two clubs collide Monday afternoon to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Bobcats have beaten the Raptors twice already this season and are 10-3 in the past 13 meetings between the teams. Charlotte has defeated Toronto six straight times at home and is 9-3 in the last 12 games as the host.

Charlotte, though, has struggled outside its series with the Raptors and fell to 3-10 in the last 13 games following Saturday's 104-96 overtime loss versus the Miami Heat in the opener of a three-game homestand.

Al Jefferson scored 22 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, Ramon Sessions had 16 points and five assists and Gerald Henderson finished with 11 points and five assists for the Bobcats.

"We play hard. You just can't make mistakes against Miami. They really picked their defense up in overtime," Jefferson said.

Charlotte guard and leading scorer (18.7 ppg) Kemba Walker left the game in the third quarter with a left ankle sprain. Walker appeared to roll his ankle on Chris Bosh's foot as he drove to the hoop. He immediately fell to the ground and was helped to the locker room. X-rays were negative, but he did not return to the game. Walker finished with six points and eight assists before exiting and is expected to miss one to two weeks.

The Bobcats will wrap up the homestand Wednesday versus the Los Angeles Clippers and are 9-12 as the host.

Toronto hopes to snap a three-game road losing streak Monday and suffered a 112-106 setback at home to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry scored 23 and 21 points, respectively, for the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors, who had won four of five coming in and were riding a six-game home winning streak.

"We didn't play our defensive game. We played their game," Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said. "We didn't get our defense to focus the whole game."

The Raptors had a 36-29 lead after the first quarter, but lost the next three periods and shot 48.9 percent from the field. They lost despite having a 47-31 advantage in rebounds and a 30-20 edge in assists.

L.A. shot well from downtown, making 12-of-22 3-pointers. Nick Young led the Lakers with 29 points off the bench.

Toronto, which is 10-10 away from Air Canada Centre this season, is second in the NBA in defense the last 10 games, holding opponents to just 91.2 points per game in that stretch. DeRozan is averaging 22.5 ppg over that span.

01/20 10:27:03 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
Final
CLEM 61
NCSU 66
 
Final
DET 15
BAL 2
 
Final
MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
Final
TOR 7
PIT 8
 
Final
CIN 10
CLE 0
 
Final
OAK 9
SFG 4
 
Final
BOS 1
BOSTONCOLL 0
 
Final
ARI 4
ASU 0
 
Final
CLE 110
BOS 79
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
NYK 86
SAC 124
Final
ATL 104
HOU 96
Final
MEM 82
UTA 93
Final
CHI 97
WAS 92
Final
DEN 106
MIL 95
 
Final
UMO 70
AKR 63
 
Final
NAVY 56
ARMY 52
 
Final
BST 60
EMICH 67
 
Final
BUT 54
GEOR 60
Final
IND 63
IOWA 77
Final
FLGC 81
JVU 63
 
Final
USCU 90
KNST 54
 
Final
BGU 80
KSU 81
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 73
LIP 76
 
Final
HC 62
GHND 45
 
Final
RUTG 50
MD 60
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
Final
BUF 93
OHIO 66
 
Final
ALA 74
MISS 82
Final
DAY 75
RIU 59
Final
CMICH 85
TOL 77
 
Final
DET 77
YOUNG 67
Final
UNF 81
STET 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 83
HOUB 71
 
Final
NDAK 78
NEOM 80
 
Final
NILL 65
WMICH 63
 
Final
ILLCH 60
WRST 57
Final
MIZZ 63
AUB 61
 
Final
UGA 64
KENT 72
 
2nd OT
NW 79
MICH 75
 
Final
CLEM 61
NCSU 66
 
Final
UF 66
TEXAM 62
 
2nd
KU 59
WVU 59
 
2nd
CREI 67
VILL 66
 
Final
PHI 2
CAL 3
Final
NJD 3
NAS 1
Final
CLB 3
WAS 5
Final
TAM 3
BUF 0
Final
FLA 2
TOR 3
Final
MIN 3
OTT 2
Final
DAL 3
NYI 2
 
3rd
ARI 1
ANA 3
 
2nd
VAN 2
SJS 3