Win against Bobcats no easy task for Raptors

Amir Johnson says the Bobcats are a scrappy team that plays hard for the full 48 minutes. (Stan...

Amir Johnson says the Bobcats are a scrappy team that plays hard for the full 48 minutes. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:08 PM ET

TORONTO - The Charlotte Bobcats haven’t given many teams fits in recent years, but the Raptors stand as an exception.

Since going 2-1 against Charlotte back in 2009-10, Toronto has somehow gone 3-9 against a franchise that has, more often than not, been a punching bag for other opponents.

In the strike-shortened 2011-12 season, the Bobcats went 5-58 against the NBA’s non-Canadian teams, but 2-1 against Toronto. Last year, the 21-win team split four games against the Raptors.

“I have no clue,” was head coach Dwane Casey’s explanation for why Charlotte has given his team trouble, though he eventually elaborated a bit.

“One thing I do know, Gerald Henderson is shooting 54% against us and a lot less against everybody else.


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