Posted April 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Toronto Raptors have a 10th opportunity this season to win back-to-back home games for the first time since 2010. Even a visit from the league-worst Charlotte Bobcats is no guarantee the Raptors can finally accomplish that feat. Toronto looks to avoid a seventh consecutive loss in this series - and third this season - Tuesday night when the Bobcats go for their first victory since their last meeting with the Raptors. Since winning Dec. 1 and 3, 2010, the Raptors (18-35) have gone 20-38 at Air Canada Centre, failing to win two in a row. The Raptors had great balance in Sunday's 99-92 home win over Washington, with eight players scoring at least eight points, but coach Dwane Casey needs to see a better overall defensive effort. Toronto's last four opponents are averaging 104.5 points on 50.2 percent shooting. "That's going to be our challenge as a staff, to keep tuned defensively the rest of the way and not lose what foundation we have," Casey said. The Bobcats (7-43) could ...
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