TORONTO (AP) -- Even though playoff contention may be slipping out of reach for the Toronto Raptors, Amir Johnson isn't about to slow down.
Johnson had 12 points and a career-high 21 rebounds, and Rudy Gay scored 28 points as the Raptors beat the Charlotte Bobcats 92-78 on Friday night.
"That was a heck of an effort by Amir Johnson," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. "I can't sing his praises enough."
Toronto drew to within 7 games of Milwaukee for the final playoff spot in the East after the Bucks lost at home to Miami, the Heat's 21st straight win. The Raptors host Miami on Sunday.
Joey Dorsey was the last Toronto player to record 20 rebounds, doing it April 11, 2011, at Milwaukee.
Johnson, who matched his previous best with 16 rebounds in Sunday's win over Cleveland, said the victory was more important than his final total.
"Career highs is one thing, but getting wins is what I really want," he said. "We're just going to keep playing hard and get as many games as we can."