Bobcats top Bulls, snap 18-game skid

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Charlotte guard Kemba Walker puts up a shot over Chicago's Taj Gibson on Monday. Walker scored 18 points as the Bobcats finally got a victory.  CHARLES REX ARBOGAST/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Charlotte guard Kemba Walker puts up a shot over Chicago's Taj Gibson on Monday. Walker scored 18 points as the Bobcats finally got a victory.

CHICAGO — Kemba Walker had 18 points and eight rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats ended an 18-game losing streak with a 91-81 win over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday.

Gerald Henderson added 16 points and reserve Ben Gordon had 15 to help Charlotte end the second-longest skid in team history.

Chicago never led but rallied from 12 down in the third to tie it at 65 heading into the fourth quarter. The Bulls went ice cold from the floor as the Bobcats rattled off a 10-0 run to regain control in the final frame.

Carlos Boozer scored 19 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for Chicago, which has lost three of its last four. Luol Deng also had a double-double with 20 points and 12 boards.

SPURS 103, NETS 73

In San Antonio, Tony Parker had 20 points and San Antonio held Brooklyn to only five points in the third quarter en route to a win.

Tim Duncan added 15 points and Nando DeColo had 11, while Kawhi Leonard, Tiago Splitter and Matt Bonner chipped in 10 apiece for San Antonio (25-8).

MarShon Brooks had a season-high 16 points to lead New Jersey (16-15), which suffered its first loss under interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo.

HEAT 112, MAGIC 110 (OT)

In Orlando, Fla., LeBron James had 36 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, and Chris Bosh scored 22 points to help Miami escape Orlando in overtime.

James scored eight points in OT, including two free throws that clinched it with 1.5 seconds remaining. Dwayne Wade, who had 21 points, had a dunk with 6.2 seconds to go to give Miami a four-point lead.

Arron Afflalo scored 28 for the Magic and J.J. Redick added 23.

THUNDER 114, SUNS 96

In Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 30 points, Russell Westbrook returned from a cut above his eye to finish with 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Oklahoma City beat Phoenix.

Luis Scola scored 24 points to lead Phoenix, which has lost six in a row.

PACERS 88, GRIZZLIES 83

In Indianapolis,Paul George had 21 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead Indiana to a win over Memphis.

Zach Randolph had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and Marc Gasol had 13 points for the Grizzlies, who have dropped three of the past four.


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