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Charlotte Bobcats vs.Toronto Raptors: Monday

Bobcats vs. Raptors

2 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WBCN-AM 1660

Projected Starters

Bobcats Raptors
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, R. Sessions10.42.1G, K. Lowry16.34.1
G, G. Henderson15.44.1G, D. DeRozan21.24.6
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist8.55.1F, T. Ross9.63.2
F, J. McRoberts85.2F, A. Johnson11.06.8
C, A. Jefferson18.110.2C, J. Valanciunas10.28.5

Matchup to Watch

DeMar DeRozan vs. Gerald Henderson: DeRozan has borderline All-Star talent. Among Eastern Conference shooting guards he’s up there as far as a measuring stick for Henderson

Observations

• The Bobcats have dominated the Raptors over the past 3 1/2 seasons, winning 10 of 13 meetings.

• It might have appeared the Raptors were giving up on the season when they traded Rudy Gay to Sacramento, but Toronto has played far better since the deal. The Raptors appear in good shape to win the Atlantic Division.

Tap-ins

• This should be a prime opportunity for the Bobcats to get to the foul line. The Raptors commit the third-most fouls in the NBA.

• When the Raptors went 8-6 during December, it was their first winning month since the 2009-10 season.

Did you know?

The Bobcats don’t play many day games. By the team’s count, they are 7-17 all-time in games tipping off before 6 p.m. local time.

Rick Bonnell

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