HORNETS 99, RAPTORS 96: Charlotte held Toronto to .347 (33-for-95) shooting from the field, including .269 (14-for-52) in the first half …The Raptors are 5-7 this season when they shoot below 40 per cent from the floor.

FINAL SCORE: CHARLOTTE HORNETS 99, TORONTO RAPTORS 96
DATE: FEBRUARY 28, 2020 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)
FINAL SCORE RECORD HIGH POINTS HIGH REBOUNDS HIGH ASSISTS

Charlotte 99 21-38 Graham / Rozier – 18 Biyombo – 11 Rozier / Co. Martin – 6
Toronto 96 42-17 Siakam – 24 Three Players – 9 Lowry – 6
KEY RUN
Trailing 95-93 with 1:14 remaining, Charlotte ended the game on a 6-1 run … After the Hornets made three straight free throws, Norman Powell missed a three-pointer as time expired to tie the game.
KEY STAT
Charlotte held Toronto to .347 (33-for-95) shooting from the field, including .269 (14-for-52) in the first half …The Raptors are 5-7 this season when they shoot below 40 per cent from the floor.
RAPTORS NOTES:
• With the loss, Toronto falls to 42-17 this season and 23-9 at home … The Raptors have dropped two in a row (Jan. 25-28) for the first time since Dec. 23-25 … Toronto was 7-3 in the month of February … The Raptors begin a five-game (Mar. 1-9) west coast road trip Sunday at Denver.
• Toronto’s starting lineup combined for 87 points.
• The Raptors have now held their opponent below 100 points a league-high 18 times this season.
• Toronto outscored the Hornets 29-17 on the fast-break … The Raptors have scored more fast-break points than their opponent in each of their last 13 games.
• The Raptors committed a season-low five turnovers, compared to 18 for the Hornets.
• Pascal Siakam recorded 24 points and nine rebounds in 39 minutes … Siakam has scored 20+ points in six of the last seven games (Feb. 8-28), averaging 24.9 points during this span.
• Norman Powell returned to the starting lineup after missing the previous nine games (Feb. 2-25) with a fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his left hand … Powell scored 22 points in 37 minutes of action.
• The Raptors had four players score double figures – Siakam (24), Powell (22), Kyle Lowry (21) and OG Anunoby (16) … Lowry scored 12 points in the fourth quarter.
HORNETS NOTES:

• With the win, Charlotte improves to 21-38 on the season and 11-21 on the road … The Hornets have won two in a row (Feb. 26-28) and five of their last seven (Feb. 10-28) … Charlotte returns home to begin a four-game homestand (Mar. 1-7) Sunday afternoon vs. Milwaukee.
• The Hornets out rebounded Toronto 58-45.
• Tonight marked Charlotte’s second road win of the season vs. a team currently with a winning record.
• Charlotte led by as many as 17 points in the second quarter.
• The Hornets had all five starters score in double digits – Terry Rozier (18), Devonte’ Graham (18), Miles Bridges (17), P.J. Washington Jr. (15) and Bismack Biyombo (13) … Charlotte’s starting lineup combined for 81 points. …Biyombo pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season.

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