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                     === Walker, Bobcats edge Grizzlies ===
 Charlotte, NC ( - Kemba Walker had 31 points, eight rebounds
 and  five  assists and the  Charlotte Bobcats  held off the Memphis Grizzlies,
 92-89, on Saturday night.
 Mike  Conley  was unable  to hit  on a pair  of potentially game-tying 3-point
 attempts in the final 10.7 seconds, the latter which rimmed out at the horn.
 Walker  was  9-of-20 from  the field  and made all  10 of  his free throws for
 Charlotte, which has won four straight.
 "To  win four in a row against good teams and to play this well in a game like
 that that was hard fought, you have to feel good about it," Bobcats head coach
 Steve Clifford said.
 Josh McRoberts was the only other Bobcat in double figures with 12.
 Conley  finished with  16 points,  five assists  and five  boards, while  Zach
 Randolph  added  12 points  and 11  rebounds for the  Grizzlies, who had their
 four-game winning streak snapped.
 "We  wanted to  win, but the Charlotte Bobcats were the aggressors," Grizzlies
 guard Tony Allen said.
 After  Conley  split a pair  of free throws to  get the Grizzlies within 71-69
 early  in  the fourth, Anthony Tolliver  nailed a pair of 3-pointers during an
 11-0  Charlotte run, including  one to cap it for an 82-69 advantage with 7:19
 Memphis  countered with an 18-4 surge as Conley's left elbow jumper staked the
 visitors to an 87-86 lead with 50.1 ticks to play.
 Walker  drove into  the  paint and  hit  a cutting  McRoberts  along the  left
 baseline  and he drew a foul. He hit both free throws to put Charlotte back up
 by a point with 38.1 seconds left.
 Gerald  Henderson outbattled Randolph underneath for a key rebound following a
 Conley airball from the left wing. Walker then hit a pair of foul shots to put
 the Bobcats up three.
 Gasol's  layup at the other end whittled to gap to 90-89, but Walker again hit
 two foul shots for a 92-89 advantage with 10.7 seconds remaining.
 Earlier, a 10-0 spurt late in the opening frame propelled Charlotte to a 28-21
 margin after a quarter of play, but Memphis outscored the Bobcats 27-14 in the
 second and held a 48-42 edge at the break.
 McRoberts  netted seven  points during a 15-4 burst to begin the third period.
 Henderson  finished  off the  flurry  with  a  jumper  and a  57-52  Charlotte
 advantage midway through the stanza.
                                   Game Notes
 Charlotte  shot just  36.6 percent (30-of-82) from the field, but 88.9 percent
 (24-of-27)  from the foul line ... The Bobcats netted 20 points off 15 Memphis
 02/23 00:05:23 ET

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