CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bobcats top scorer Stephen Jackson left Charlotte's game against Toronto with a strained left hamstring.
Jackson collided with Raptors forward Amir Johnson after Jackson's driving layup and landed awkwardly under the basket midway through the third quarter Tuesday night. He got up and limped around before sitting down near midcourt 16 seconds later.
Jackson was helped to his feet and grabbed his left hamstring as he hobbled off the court and into the locker room. He returned to the bench a few minutes later, but did not return to the game. Following the game, the 10-year vet said he would have returned had the game been closer.
Jackson finished with 13 points, five assists in two rebounds as Charlotte topped Toronto, 114-101.
Jackson has been mentioned in numerous trade talks, although coach Paul Silas has said he doesn't anticipate the Bobcats making a move before Thursday's deadline.
"We're not just going to give people away and that's what most teams want you to do," Silas said.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.