Bobcats 107, Raptors 101

Byron Mullens scored 25 points, Gerald Henderson had another

solid all-around game and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Toronto

Raptors 107-101 on Wednesday night to win consecutive games for the

first time since mid-November.

Mullens scored 12 points in the fourth quarter. The reserve made

his final eight free throws, including four with less than 13

seconds to go as Charlotte won its third straight at home.

Henderson scored 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting and added seven

rebounds and five assists, continuing the best stretch of his

four-year NBA career. Henderson came in averaging 23 points on 49

percent shooting over the past six games and has now scored at

least 20 points in five of the last seven games.

Rudy Gay had 25 points and DeMar DeRozan added 19 points for the

Raptors, who have lost seven of their last eight games in Charlotte

and fell to 9-25 on the road.

Ben Gordon finished with 16 points for the Bobcats and Josh

McRoberts had 12 points and 12 rebounds.