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NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Charlotte

(Friday, March 30th)

Final Score: Charlotte 97, Milwaukee 81

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Gerald Wallace scored 24 points and Walter Herrmann had a career-high 23 as the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 97-81, at Charlotte Bobcats Arena.

Matt Carroll added 13 points and Emeka Okafor had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Bobcats, who have won two straight games.

"I would be insulting him if I said he was a surprise," said Charlotte coach Bernie Bickerstaff referring to Herrmann. "That's why he's here. When he cuts to the basket, Gerald Wallace gets him the ball."

Ruben Patterson scored 14 points, Michael Redd 13 and Earl Boykins 12 for the Bucks, who have lost five in a row.

Redd, the Bucks leading scorer, shot just 5-of-12.

Charlotte took control of the game with a 21-3 run to open the third quarter. Milwaukee made just one of its first 10 shots and committed nine turnovers during the spurt.

Charlotte outscored Milwaukee 30-12 in the third quarter and led 73-58 heading into the fourth.

"It was brutal," said Milwaukee coach Larry Krystkowiak. "It was a very bad quarter. The tone got set with us not being able to make an offensive play and they converted quickly into points at the other end."

The Bobcats were never threatened in the fourth quarter.

Milwaukee shot 38.8 percent and committed 24 turnovers in the loss.

The Bucks led 46-43 at the intermission.

Carroll's driving layup with 9 1/2 minutes to go in the third quarter gave Charlotte the lead for good.

Game Notes

Derek Anderson returned from a sore knee and scored eight points in 14 minutes for Charlotte...Wallace shot just 6-of-20 from the field...Charlotte shot 38.7 percent but committed only seven turnovers...Charlotte won for the first time against Milwaukee in ten tries...Milwaukee is now 9-29 on the road...Adam Morrison played a season-low seven minutes, scoring three points.

03/30 22:38:18 ET

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