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NBA Game Summary - Charlotte at Washington



(Wednesday, March 12th)

Final Score: Charlotte 98, Washington 85

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Al Jefferson donated 26 points and 10 rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 98-85 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist also recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, while Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson scored 16 and 13 points, respectively, for the Bobcats, who won for the fourth time in five games and equaled a single-season franchise record with their 13th road victory.

"I think we're starting to realize that we're a really good team. We're not the same Bobcats as the past," Walker said.

John Wall finished with 23 points, Bradley Beal netted 18 and Marcin Gortat had 12 with 10 boards for the Wizards, who missed nine of their final 12 shots in dropping consecutive games for the first time in nearly a month.

It was no more than a six-point game through the first three quarters.

Wall's 14 first-quarter points staked the Wizards to a 27-22 lead, and Charlotte countered with 10 of the last 14 points in the half to bring a 48-46 edge into the intermission.

The Bobcats still led by a small 69-66 margin heading to the fourth, and it was tied at 78-78 before Charlotte embarked on a game-sealing 16-2 run.

Walker was fouled shooting a 3-pointer with 4:34 remaining, and as he was on the line, Wizards head coach Randy Wittman was hit with a technical foul for arguing. Walker made all four at the stripe for an 87-80 Charlotte lead, and after Wall missed two free throws, Walker drained a 3-pointer for a 10-point cushion.

Henderson's baseline jumper followed by two Kidd-Gilchrist free throws capped the spurt and, essentially, the game.

"I thought they were more aggressive than we were all night, both ends of the floor," Wittman said.

Game Notes

Washington was riding an 8-1 stretch before a loss to the Heat on Monday ... The Wizards are two games ahead of Charlotte in the win column ... Charlotte outscored the Wizards in the paint, 44-32, and at the free throw line, 17-6.

03/13 00:02:00 ET

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