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A win at last: Bobcats snap 18-game skid

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The streak is finally over.

Kemba Walker scored 18 points and the Charlotte Bobcats dominated the fourth quarter to end an 18-game losing skid with a 91-81 decision over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.

The Bobcats outscored the Bulls by a 26-16 margin in the final period to notch their first victory since a double-overtime road verdict over Washington on Nov. 24. The victory was also Charlotte's eighth of the season, surpassing their entire win total during a historically bad 7-59 campaign in 2011-12.

Former Bull Ben Gordon netted six of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Bobcats prevail, with Gerald Henderson contributing 16 points to the outcome.

Charlotte also used tough defense to get back into the win column, limiting the Bulls to a subpar 35.1 percent from the floor.

Carlos Boozer recorded 19 points and 14 rebounds for Chicago, but made just 7- of-18 field goal attempts. Luol Deng amassed 20 points and 12 boards in the loss, the Bulls' third in four games.

12/31 17:44:19 ET