Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Taylor scored 20 points starting in
place of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Kemba Walker contributed 18 points with 10
assists as the Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-88, at
Times Warner Cable Arena.
Gerald Henderson also added 18 points, while Al Jefferson recorded his fourth
straight double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Tony Wroten scored a game-high 21 points with nine assists and eight rebounds.
Wroten started in place of Michael Carter-Williams who was out with right knee
Evan Turner chipped in with 16 points on 7-of-18 shooting and Hollis Thompson
added 12 for the Sixers, who lost their eight consecutive road game.
"We were playing really well on offense, we were getting easy buckets, dunks,
open shots," said Taylor. "We definitely felt good on offense all night."
Charlotte pulled away midway through the fourth as the Bobcats used a 7-0 run
to grab their largest lead of the game. Jefferson capped the run with a jumper
for a 98-80 advantage.
The Sixers went a span of 4:42 in the fourth without a basket as the Bobcats
continued to pound it inside.
Jefferson came out of the break with two straight baskets that gave the
Bobcats their biggest lead to that point, 66-51.
"We know our sickness, we know what our weakness is," said Philadelphia head
coach Brett Brown of his team's defense. "Some of it is the way we play, some
of it is individual attention to defense. It's a concern no matter who we play
when they roll out those types of numbers in the first half."
Following a Wroten layup midway through the third to cut the deficit back to
10, Jefferson retrieved his own miss and was blocked by Young on his second
attempt, but gathered another offensive rebound and barreled his way to the
cup for the layup.
Charlotte opened the second on a 10-1 spurt that pushed the lead to 46-34
after a Henderson jumper with 8:51 left and the Sixers cut the deficit to as
little as eight, but still trailed by double-digits at the break.
The Sixers led by as many as eight in the first quarter after a Hawes 3-
pointer, but the Bobcats ended the final 3:34 of the stanza on a 16-8 run to
take a 36-33 lead.
This is the first time the Bobcats have won back-to-back games against the
Sixers since Dec. 5, 2009-March 31, 2010 ... Charlotte had a season-high 58
points in the paint ... Philadelphia shot 6-of-27 (22.2 percent) from beyond
the arc while Charlotte made 4-of-21 (19 percent) attempts ... Philadelphia
returns home to play Denver on Saturday ... Charlotte is off until Monday when
it hosts Golden State.
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