- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 26, 2008

TORONTO (AP) - Chris Bosh had 39 points and 11 rebounds, Joey Graham added a season-high 17 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Charlotte Bobcats 93-86 on Wednesday night.

Andrea Bargnani had 11 points, while Jose Calderon had 10 points and nine assists as Toronto won for the first time in three games and improved to 3-4 at home.

Gerald Wallace led Charlotte with 23 points. Emeka Okafor had 16 points and 14 rebounds, but the Bobcats still lost for the fifth time in six games.

Jared Dudley and D.J. Augustin each scored 13 for the Bobcats.

Augustin and Raymond Felton, who combined for 48 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds in Monday’s victory over Philadelphia, were held to 17 points, three rebounds and 11 assists. Felton scored four points, going 2-for-10 from the field.

Bosh made his first eight shots from the field and was 6-for-6 from the line and didn’t miss a shot until there was 4:25 left in the second quarter, when his baseline jumper with the shot clock winding down bounced off the rim and out.

Bosh made five more field goals and another pair of free throws before missing again, going 1-of-2 from the line with 7:13 remaining in the fourth. He finished 15-for-20, setting a career high for made field goals.

Toronto led 87-80 on Bosh’s dunk with 7:01 left, but Bosh missed consecutive jumpers after Okafor’s follow shot, and Augustin scored on a driving layup with 4:23 left to cut it to 87-84, forcing Toronto to call timeout.

Bosh missed again and Graham had an airball before Okafor’s baseline jumper cut it to 87-86. But Bosh responded with a jumper and Graham dunked over Okafor to put the Raptors up, 91-86.

Bosh scored a career-high 42 in a road loss to Phoenix on Dec. 22, 2007, then matched that in an overtime loss to New Jersey last Friday.

Toronto led 51-46 at the half.

Notes:@ Charlotte guard Jason Richardson (right knee) missed his seventh straight game. … Forward Jermaine O’Neal (left knee, left ankle) sat out for the Raptors. … Bosh got a technical for arguing midway through the second.

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