Walker lights up the Nets, Leads the Bobcats back to .500
Kemba Drops 31, Bobcats Beat Nets by 4
By Mike Leslie, Sports Anchor/Digital Journalist - email
Charlotte, NC -
Kemba Walker said he had been feeling "off" with his shot lately. Wednesday night, he had no such problems.
Walker scored 31 points, on 12-20 shooting, including 4-7 from three-point range, to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 95-91 win over the Brooklyn Nets at Time Warner Cable Arena, Wednesday.
"I knew it was only a matter of time," Walker said of bouncing back from the field. "Tonight was just a good night for me. You know, my teammates found me, I stayed in my shot, and I made shots. Hopefully I can continue it."
Walker added 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and a block to round out his line. The Bobcats also got 13 points a piece from Ramon Sessions and Gerald Henderson.
The Bobcats played without Al Jefferson once again, Wednesday night. It was his ninth missed game in 12 games so far this season. But despite that, the Bobcats are 6-6 on the season.
"To be 6-6, with the schedule that we've played," Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford said, "playing without Al for nine of those games, I think that speaks well for, one, the job that these guys have done, but also, listen, we're playing younger guys, there's room for improvement."
"We're defending and rebounding," Clifford said. And those facts are paramount to the Bobcats ability to win games.
Clifford added that he expects Jefferson back for Friday night.
Charlotte is off Thursday night, before they start their weekend with a 7 p.m. home tip-off, Friday night against the Phoenix Suns.
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