Game Preview: Raptors @ Bobcats

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After having their home winning streak stopped, the first-place Toronto Raptors are hoping to put an end to their road struggles with a rare win in Charlotte (2 PM ET, Sportsnet, TSN 1050).

With Kemba Walker out for the slumping Bobcats, the Raptors will try to avoid falling back to .500 by snapping a six-game losing streak in Charlotte on Monday.

The Raptors (20-19) have built a lead atop the weak Atlantic Division thanks to their strong play at home, but they had a six-game winning streak there halted after blowing a 19-point lead in a 112-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

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Projected Starters

Raptors: Kyle Lowry (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Terrence Ross (F), Amir Johnson (F), Jonas Valanciunas (C)

Lakers: Ramon Sessions (G), Gerald Henderson (G), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (F), Josh McRoberts (F), Al Jefferson (C)


 
By The Numbers: Raptors vs. Bobcats
 

Team Comparison
2013-14 AVERAGES 2013-14 RANKINGS
TOR CHA   TOR CHA
PPG 98.8 93.9 PPG 18 28
FG% .436 .430 FG% 24 27
3FG% .361 .343 3FG% 18 22
FT% .772 .729 FT% 8 26
OFF 11.9 9.4 OFF 10 27
DEF 31.1 32.4 DEF 21 15
REB 43.1 41.9 REB 16 23
AST 20.2 19.9 AST 24 27
STL 7.0 6.4 STL 25 28
TO 14.4 12.8 TO 9 2
BLK 4.6 5.1 BLK 19 12

Last Time They Met: Raptors 102, Bobcats 104 (OT) – Dec. 18, 2013

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