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Toronto Raptors handle Charlotte Hornets to remain unbeaten at home

The Toronto Raptors looked like they enjoyed being back at Scotiabank Arena, taking care of the Charlotte Hornets 132-96.

The Raptors advance to a perfect 5-0 on their home court after a dominating performance. There were a number of records and career-highs, as OG Anunoby had a career-high 24 points, Terence Davis had a career-high 16 points, Toronto's bench had a season-high 55 points and as a team, they dished out a franchise-record 40 assists.

For more on the Raptors' decisive win, we had you covered with live updates, highlights and more.

Final: Toronto Raptors 132, Charlotte Hornets 96

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The Raptors close this one out with a 36-point victory over the Hornets. Toronto dished out a franchise-record 40 assists in the victory and you could tell by looking at the score book.

Seven different Raptors finished in double figures with OG Anunoby's career-high 24 points leading the way. Pascal Siakam had 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists while Norman Powell had another solid game filling in as a starter with 17 points and six rebounds.

In a season-high 55 points from the bench, Terence Davis notched a career-high 16 points to go with seven rebounds in 21 hard-played minutes. Chris Boucher finished with a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson brought the energy in the first half, finishing with 15 points, eight rebounds and two assists.

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Both teams have emptied their benches as the Raptors lead by 32 points, 113-81. Matt Thomas has knocked down a pair of 3-pointers, Terence Davis has nine quick points and Chris Boucher has six points and nine rebounds.

End of third quarter: Raptors 92, Hornets 74

The Raptors flipped this game on its head after out-scoring the Hornets 32-18 in the third quarter. OG Anunoby is back on the bench and is available to return to the game after being elbowed in the eye.

OG Anunoby - who has a career-high 24 points - has gone to the locker room after being elbowed in the eye. The Raptors lead 92-73 with under a minute left in the frame.

Toronto is starting to run away with this - they lead 90-69 with under three minutes remaining in the third quarter. It's been a balanced scoring effort with four of their five starters in double figures as OG Anunoby (22 points), Pascal Siakam (18 points), Norman Powell (17 points) and Fred VanVleet (11 points) are all filling it up. They're killing the Hornets on the offensive glass with 11 offensive rebounds.

The Raptors offence is rolling! They take their biggest lead of the game at 80-64 after OG Anunoby started the second half with 11 quick points and Fred VanVleet buried back-to-back 3-pointers. Anunoby is now up to 19 points shooting 8-for-10 from the field. VanVleet has 11 points, seven assists, three rebounds and three steals while Marc Gasol has a team-high eight assists.

Halftime: Raptors 60, Hornets 56

The Hornets made a big push toward the end of the quarter as Marvin Williams led the way with 14 points shooting 4-for-4 from the field with three 3-pointers. Pascal Siakam (14 points and Norman Powell (11 points) have it going for the starting unit while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's 15 points and three offensive rebounds has propelled the Raptors' bench.

Toronto has eight offensive rebounds and are killing the Charlotte in transition and have 19 points off of the Hornets' 12 turnovers.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson continues to make a difference! Out of the Raptors' timeout, he scores four more points and is now up to 13 points on the night to give Toronto a 44-41 lead with 5:29 remaining in the half.

The Hornets' second unit is picking things up to give Charlotte a 38-37 lead. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is providing a spark for the Raptors' bench with nine points after a strong and-1. He also three rebounds with two coming on the offensive glass.

End of first quarter: Raptors 26, Hornets 25

Pascal Siakam started to heat up at the end of the quarter with eight points going 3-for-3 from the field. The Hornets are using a balanced scoring attack to keep things close as seven players have already found their way in the scoring column.

The Raptors remain in the lead 21-18 but Devonte Graham has it going again to keep the Hornets close. He has six points on two 3-pointers to charge Charlotte's offence. Norman Powell remains Toronto's leading scorer with seven points while Fred VanVleet has the offence going with three assists.

Home sweet home! The Raptors are cooking early at Scotiabank Arena, building a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes of the contest. Norman Powell has scored five points to get things going.

Pregame

The Hornets will start Terry Rozier, Devonte Graham, Miles Bridges, PJ Washington and Cody Zeller.

The Raptors will start Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.

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