Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 4/3/12
TORONTO (AP) -- Andrea Bargnani scored 30 points, DeMar DeRozan had 20 and the Toronto Raptors beat Charlotte 92-87 Tuesday night, snapping a six-game losing streak to the lowly Bobcats. Linas Kleiza scored 18 points and Jose Calderon added 11 assists and Toronto won back-to-back games for the first time since road victories at Phoenix on Jan. 24 and Utah on Jan. 25. The Raptors had gone 0-10 in games following victories since those wins. Toronto, which beat Washington 99-92 on Sunday night, posted consecutive home wins for the first time since Dec. 1 and 3, 2010. Byron Mullens had 20 points and 14 rebounds and D.J. Augustin scored 18 points and Charlotte lost its eighth straight. The Bobcats have not won since a home victory over the Raptors on March 17. Derrick Brown had 12 points and Kemba Walker scored 10 for the Bobcats, whose 7-44 record is the NBA's worst. Walker started in place of Augustin, who has been bothered by tendinitis in his right knee. For Walker, it was his first start since Feb. 15. That was also the last time Augustin came off the bench, as he returned after missing 11 games with a sore toe. After his driving dunk cut it to 79-73 with 4:38 left, Mullens was fouled on the next possession and had a chance to cut the gap to four, but missed both free throws. Ed Davis answered with a layup and was fouled, but failed to convert the three-point play. Charlotte answered with a 6-0 run, cutting it to 81-79 with 2:44 left. DeRozan stopped the run with a pair of free throws before Mullens and Bargnani twice traded jump shots, first two-point baskets and then a pair of 3s. After a Charlotte timeout, Augustin hit a 3 over Calderon to make it a one-point game, 88-87, with 40 seconds left. Toronto gave the ball to Bargnani, who held off Mullens to hit a turnaround hook shot with 26 seconds to go, putting the Raptors up 90-87. Mullens tried a game-tying 3 but his airball went out of bounds, giving possession back to the Raptors. Bargnani was fouled with 8 seconds left and sealed it by making both free throws. Charlotte scored the game's first six points but it wasn't in front for long. Bargnani and James Johnson each scored seven points in the first, and Kleiza's jumper with six seconds left gave Toronto a 24-22 lead after one. Kleiza hit four 3-pointers in the second and Bargnani added eight points to give Toronto a 53-46 lead at the half. DeRozan scored 10 of Toronto's 18 points in the third quarter and the Raptors maintained their seven-point edge, taking a 71-64 lead into the fourth. Charlotte's Corey Maggette, who had been expected to miss a week with a sore right Achilles, was available off the bench but did not play. Maggette sat out Saturday's loss at Detroit. NOTES: Toronto F Gary Forbes was scratched with soreness in his left knee. ... Charlotte's Tyrus Thomas injured his jaw in a collision with Raptors G Ben Uzoh in the final second of the third quarter and did not return. Thomas stayed down and was treated on the court before being helped off the floor and walking to the locker room. ... The Raptors visit Philadelphia on Wednesday night, while the Bobcats are in Atlanta. ... Rapper Young Jeezy attended the game.
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