TORONTO - The Raptors took steps to answer a few questions, but the bigger one — what’s wrong with this team at home? — continues to be up for discussion.
Some teams come out like a house on fire in friendly territory but on Wednesday, in front of a season-low crowd announced at 15,021, the Raptors again played possum.
Toronto, just 4-7 at the ACC heading in, came out poorly again in the first and third quarters on homecourt, then couldn’t find much fire in overtime, allowing the plucky Bobcats to escape with a 104-102 victory, thanks to a miracle buzzer-beating fadeaway jump shot by Kemba Walker.
After both Walker and Gerald Henderson missed a pair of free throws each in the dying seconds, DeMar DeRozan made just 1-of-2 after getting fouled and Walker did what he does — come through in the clutch with an improbable shot.