Lowly Bobcats Surprise Raptors

Richardson, Boykins key Charlotte's victory over playoff-bound Toronto
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2008 10:04 PM CDT
Toronto Raptors' Anthony Parker, right, drives to the hoop past Charlotte Bobcats' Emeka Okafor, left, during NBA action in Toronto, Friday, April 4, 2008.    (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,J.P. Moczulski)
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(Newser) – Jason Richardson scored 27 points and Earl Boykins converted a three-point play after stealing the ball from T.J. Ford in the final minute of the Charlotte Bobcats' 105-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Chris Bosh had 23 points for the Raptors, who could have clinched a playoff berth with a victory, reports AP.

The Raptors (38-38) are hardly playing like a team poised to make a strong playoff run. Toronto has lost three of four and 14 of 20. Fans booed the Raptors at the final buzzer. The Bobcats finished 2-1 against Toronto this season. Rasho Nesterovic added 23 points for Toronto, but All-Star Bosh didn't get many touches in the fourth quarter.