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               === Bobcats cruise past still-winless Wizards ===
 
 Charlotte,  NC (Sports  Network) - Ramon Sessions netted a game-high 21 points
 and  pulled down  five rebounds as the Charlotte Bobcats downed the Washington
 Wizards, 92-76, Tuesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
 
 Kemba  Walker poured  in 17 points and  No. 2 overall draft pick Michael Kidd-
 Gilchrist  contributed 15 points and eight boards for Charlotte, which snapped
 a  five-game skid  against Washington.  Tyrus Thomas  donated 10  points in  a
 winning cause.
 
 "Any  time you can  get any kind of winning streak in this league is a step in
 the  right direction," Sessions said. "We knew sitting in the locker room that
 we should come out and get this one. That's what good teams do."
 
 Washington's  Trevor  Ariza scored  a  team-high  19  points  to go  with  six
 rebounds.  He was the  only player to score in double figures for the Wizards,
 who  fell  to 0-6 for the  second consecutive season. Emeka Okafor added eight
 points and nine boards in the setback.
 
 "Today  we  weren't focused,  we  just  came in  lackadaisical,"  Washington's
 Bradley  Beal remarked. "We  just didn't come out with an edge like we usually
 do."
 
 Washington  got off to a hot start, netting the first seven points of the game
 before  the  Bobcats answered with  a 13-2 run to  take a four-point lead with
 just over six minutes to play in the first quarter.
 
 With the game tied at 31 early in the second quarter, the Bobcats began to put
 distance  between themselves  and  Washington,  using a  21-8  run  to take  a
 comfortable 52-39 lead into the locker room.
 
 Charlotte  led by double digits for the majority of the third quarter before a
 3-pointer  by Martell Webster with 31.3 seconds on the clock cut the margin to
 68-61.
 
 Reggie  Williams finished the stanza with a pair of free throws, restoring the
 Bobcats' advantage to nine heading to the final quarter.
 
 Two  free throws from  Webster early in the fourth shaved the Bobcats' lead to
 74-67,  but Charlotte turned up its defense in the frame, limiting the Wizards
 to just 5-of-23 shooting.
 
 The  defensive intensity  helped the Bobcats turn  the game into a rout with a
 16-2 surge, which made it a 90-69 game with 2:17 left.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Earlier  on  Tuesday, the Bobcats acquired  forward Hakim Warrick from the New
 Orleans  Hornets in exchange for guard Matt Carroll ... Bobcats center Brendan
 Haywood  added eight  points and  11 rebounds  ... Washington  shot just  29.8
 percent  from the  floor and 5-for-31 from beyond the arc ... Charlotte turned
 17 Wizards turnovers into 19 points.
 
 
 11/13 23:09:20 ET