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Charlotte Bobcats (6-36) vs. Toronto Raptors (15-29) game preview -- 7 p.m. EST

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"Save Me From What I Want" - St. Vincent (via scarredsoul1)

Game Overview: You may remember the Toronto Raptors from such games as "the game the Bobcats ended their 16-game losing streak" or "the game that Bow Wow and Morris Chestnut's LA Knights had to win to go to the playoffs in Like Mike". Toronto is another young team that are short on talent but long on effort. But this time Andrea Bargnani is healthy. The Raptors come to Charlotte on the last game of a back-to-back after beating a strong Memphis team that got Zach Randolph back for the first time in months. Toronto's offense is led by DeMar DeRozan and Bargnani with DeRozan a threat at the rim and Bargnani a scoring threat all the way out to the three-point line. Individually, these guys aren't great defenders, but together they play much improved team defense than any Raptors squad in recent memory.

Key Matchup: Bismack Biyombo vs. Andrea Bargnani -- Bargnani's length and shooting prowess will prove to be a challenge for the young Biyombo. Bismack will be forced to leave the paint, where he is most comfortable, to defend Bargnani's range. This of course will leave the Bobcats' interior defense with a giant hole unless they play zone or up their perimeter defense tonight. Help defense will be a must and getting beat on the perimeter without it could spell out the Bobcats' demise.

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