Bobcats Down Raptors 104-102 With Help From Kemba
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TORONTO—Kemba Walker poured in 29 points, including a buzzer-beating jump shot in overtime, to lift the Charlotte Bobcats to a 104-102 win over the Toronto Raptors Wednesday.
Al Jefferson came up big in the extra session, scoring five of his 24 points while hauling in 11 rebounds for the ‘Cats, who won their second straight.
The Bobcats enjoyed nice balance as Josh McRoberts scored 13 points, Ramon Sessions and Gerald Henderson each netted 11 and Anthony Tolliver chipped in with 10.
DeMar DeRozan starred for the Raptors, scoring 30 points and stripping the ball from Walker before he could put up a potential game-winner in the closing seconds of regulation time.
The Raptors enjoyed a 47-37 lead at the break, but the Bobcats played better in the third quarter and knotted the score at 70-70 as Jefferson and Walker heated up with a combined 21 points.
The Bobcats improved to 12-14 despite missing 12 of their 34 free throws. The Raptors fell to 9-14 even with advantages in rebounding, assists, steals and blocks.
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