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        === Walker's last-second shot springs Bobcats past T'Wolves ===
 
 Minneapolis,  MN  (Sports Network) -  After squandering a 16-point lead, Kemba
 Walker  saved the  day for  Charlotte, burying  a game-winning  jumper in  the
 closing  seconds to  give  the Bobcats  an 89-87  victory  over the  Minnesota
 Timberwolves.
 
 After  the T'Wolves  used a 16-2 run  to tie the game at 87-87, Walker brought
 the ball up the court and held for the final possession. He shook the defender
 with  a magnificent  cross-over to create space and drained the pull-up jumper
 to give the Bobcats the lead with 0.7 seconds remaining.
 
 For  the  game, Walker tallied  22 points, five  assists, four steals and four
 rebounds  for the Bobcats, who extended their winning streak to three with the
 victory.
 
 "It's a great win," said Walker. "Of course we don't like the fact that we let
 them come back, but it happens. For us to hang tough and get the win is huge."
 
 Byron Mullens posted his second double-double of the season, scoring 12 points
 and  grabbing a  game-high 15  rebounds, while  Ramon Sessions  chipped in  18
 points  and six assists  off the bench for Charlotte, which led the game wire-
 to-wire.
 
 Andrei  Kirilenko posted  a double-double for the injury-plagued Timberwolves.
 He scored a game-high 26 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the loss.
 
 "There  are  a lot of games  left, we just  have to bounce back this weekend,"
 said  T'Wolves forward  Greg Stiemsma. "It has to be a mental toughness thing.
 We have what we have and we'll make it work."
 
 Walker knocked down a 3-pointer to put the Bobcats on top 85-71 with 4:22 left
 in  the  game, but the  Wolves -- who  shot just 38.3  percent for the game --
 caught fire in the final minutes.
 
 Minnesota  scored 10 unanswered points to pull within four, then later cut the
 defecit to two on an Alexey Shved layup with less than a minute to play.
 
 Following  a Charlotte  timeout, Reggie Williams was unable to find someone to
 inbound  the  ball to. With  his thoughts racing, he  called a timeout but the
 Bobcats  had none remaining, giving Minnesota a technical free throw with 38.9
 seconds left.
 
 Luke  Ridnour, who finished with 16 points and 10 assists, knocked in the foul
 shot  to pull  the  T'Wolves within  one  at 87-86.  However,  on the  ensuing
 Minnesota possession, Shved threw a bad pass that was intercepted by Sessions.
 
 With  Sessions breaking  to the basket, Dante Cunningham fouled the guard, but
 Sessions missed both from the line to keep it a one-point game.
 
 Charlotte  got a  stop, but Tyrus Thomas  stepped out of bounds on the rebound
 and Minnesota retained possession.
 
 After a foul called on Mullens, Minnesota's Derrick Williams connected on just
 1-of-2  free throws  to  tie the  game  at 87-87  before  Walker finished  the
 T'Wolves off with a dagger.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Bobcats led  at halftime,  51-38 ...  Minnesota's Malcolm  Lee scored  10
 points  before leaving  the game in the  fourth with cramps. He did not return
 ...  The Bobcats were without guard Ben Gordon, who was away from the team for
 family reasons ... Charlotte won three games in a row for the first time since
 a four-game run from March 25-30, 2011.
 
 11/14 23:25:28 ET

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