Al Jefferson scored 22 points, grabbed 19 rebounds, dished out seven assists and blocked two shots to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 100-95 victory over the Toronto Raptors at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina Monday afternoon.
An 11-point first quarter put the Raptors in a huge hole and the Bobcats took an 18-point lead into the fourth quarter.
Trailing by 13 with 5:13 to go, Grievis Vasquez hit back-to-back three-pointers and Kyle Lowry made a layup to cut the lead to five. Lowry hit a 15-footer to make it a 93-92 game with 25 seconds left but the Bobcats scored the next five points, all from the free throw line. After Lowry hit a three, Ramon Sessions hit two free throws to put it away.
Sessions, filling in for the injured Kemba Walker, scored 23 points on six-of-10 shooting. Gerald Henderson added 16 points, five assists and four rebounds.
DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 25 points, six rebounds and three steals while Lowry had 21 points, four assists and four rebounds. Vasquez came off of the bench to score 15 points, dish out nine assists and grab seven rebounds.
The Bobcats are 18-25 while the Raptors are 20-20.