Published March 13, 2011
| Associated Press
TORONTO – D.J. Augustin scored 23 points, Gerald Henderson had 18 and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Toronto Raptors 95-90 Sunday, snapping a five-game road losing streak.
Stephen Jackson and Boris Diaw added 15 points apiece for the Bobcats, who have won two straight after a season-high six-game slide.
Andrea Bargnani had 17 points for the Raptors, bouncing back after scoring a season-low eight points in Friday's win over Indiana. Leandro Barbosa added 15 points for Toronto, which is winless in four meetings with Charlotte this season and has lost 11 of 15 and 24 of 29. Jose Calderon had 13 points and DeMar DeRozan 11.
The Raptors have not won back-to-back games since home wins over Washington on Dec. 1 and Oklahoma City on Dec. 3.
Toronto's Reggie Evans had 17 rebounds, his third straight double-digit performance after missing 47 games with a broken foot.
Trailing by five points to start the final quarter, Toronto drew to within two on a 3-pointer by Barbosa with 6:26 left. But the Raptors missed their next three shots and baskets by Dante Cunningham and Diaw gave Charlotte an 88-82 lead with 4:45 left.
Charlotte led 91-85 on a jumper by Augustin with 2:35 left before Barbosa's three-point play made it 91-88. Augustin hit a running jumper, DeRozan answered with a dunk but Henderson made a pair from the line, putting the Bobcats up 95-90 with 59 seconds left.
Barbosa missed two 3-pointers and Calderon also missed from beyond the arc in the final minute, and Tyrus Thomas blocked DeRozan's jump shot as the Bobcats closed out the win.
Charlotte led 22-13 after a 3-pointer by Augustin with 4:11 left in the first. But the Bobcats missed their next five shots and Barbosa tied it at 22-all on a 3 with 11 seconds left in the quarter. Augustin's two free throws gave Charlotte a 24-22 lead after one.
Henderson scored eight points in the second and the Bobcats made 12 of 16 field goal attempts to lead 50-47 at the half.
Augustin scored 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to help the Bobcats open a 69-56 lead with 6:37 left in the third. But Augustin didn't score again in the quarter and Calderon had eight points as Toronto trimmed the gap to five, trailing 76-71 to start the fourth.
Notes: Toronto's Amir Johnson (sprained left ankle) missed his second straight game and Alexis Ajinca (right knee) missed his third straight game. ... Charlotte's last road win was an 88-86 win at Atlanta on Feb. 12. ... The teams combined for 39 turnovers, 21 by the Raptors.