Charlotte Bobcats Squeeze By Washington Wizards


It was a rare night in Charlotte, North Carolina tonight when the Charlotte Bobcats squeezed by the Washington Wizards for their fifteenth win this season.

CHARLOTTE, NC – MARCH 18: Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Bobcats shoots against Kevin Seraphin #13 of the Washington Wizards at the Time Warner Cable Arena on March 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Bobcats were led by Gerald Henderson who scored twenty-seven points with three rebounds and eight assists. Henderson has had a fire lit somewhere because he’s just been explosive in the past five games for Charlotte. He has averaged 22.5 points per game in the last five games and tonight tied his career record for assists with eight.

Josh McRoberts and Kemba Walker both put up solid numbers themselves. McRoberts scored seventeen points and had seven rebounds while Walker put up eighteen points and seven assists.

The Bobcats shot fifty-three percent in field goals, forty-one percent from behind the arc, and seventy-nine percent from the free throw line.

Leading the Wizards is a toss up. Nené had twenty-one points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. John Wall then put up twenty-five points, but just had four rebounds and five assists. Both gave the Wizards and excellent performance.

Turnovers were key to Charlotte earning the victory. The Wizards had seventeen of them to the Bobcats eleven. Washington did have the rebound advantage but it wasn’t enough to get them ahead of the Wizards.

Charlotte is now 15-52 overall and will play the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.

Final Score: Charlotte 119 – Washington 114 | Player of the Game: Gerald Henderson