Sunday , Apr , 09 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bobcats, Raptors meet in Toronto

(Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors try to halt a seven-game losing streak
today when they welcome the Charlotte Bobcats to Air Canada Centre.

This is the fourth and final meeting of the campaign between the clubs. The
Raptors have won all three contests and are 5-1 all-time against the Bobcats.

The Bobcats are 0-2 at Toronto.

Toronto has not won a game since March 24th when it defeated the Minnesota
Timberwolves, 97-77, in front of its fans. On Friday, David West scored 19
points and collected nine rebounds to lead to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City
Hornets to a hard-fought 95-89 victory over the Raptors at the Ford Center.

Mike James poured in a game-high 36 points in the loss to the Hornets for
Toronto, while rookie Charlie Villanueva netted 14 and pulled down nine
boards.

The Raptors are 14-24 as the host this season.

On Thursday, Richard Jefferson scored a season-high 40 points and grabbed 11
rebounds, as the New Jersey Nets tied a franchise- record with their 14th
straight win, 113-102 over the Bobcats at Continental Airlines Arena.

Rookie Raymond Felton had 20 points and seven assists, and Primoz Brezec
netted 16 in the loss to New Jersey for the Bobcats, who have lost three of
their last four games overall.

Charlotte is a dismal 6-32 on the road this season. It has dropped seven
straight as the visitor.

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