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Johnson has 21 rebounds as Raptors beat Bobcats

Friday - 3/15/2013, 11:30pm  ET

Charlotte Bobcats' Ben Gordon, center, shoots against Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan, front left, and Kyle Lowry (3) during first-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Friday, March 15 , 2013. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Chris Young)

IAN HARRISON
Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -- Even though playoff contention may be slipping out of reach for the Toronto Raptors, Amir Johnson isn't about to slow down.

Johnson had 12 points and a career-high 21 rebounds, and Rudy Gay scored 28 points as the Raptors beat the Charlotte Bobcats 92-78 on Friday night.

"That was a heck of an effort by Amir Johnson," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. "I can't sing his praises enough."

Toronto drew to within 7
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