Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Kemba Walker rescued the Charlotte Bobcats,
who did everything in their power to force overtime and then almost everything
to lose the game after that.
Walker hit the game-winning jumper as time expired to lift the Bobcats to a
104-102 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.
The UConn product finished with 29 points and Al Jefferson added 24 points and
DeMar DeRozan poured in a game-high 30 points, Kyle Lowry scored 17 with six
assists, and Amir Johnson registered a double-double with 10 points and 13
rebounds for Toronto.
Jonas Valanciunas also had 10 points in the setback.
The Bobcats held a three-point advantage when Gerald Henderson stepped to the
line with 19.5 seconds left in overtime with the chance to put the game away,
but he missed the pair to give the Raptors a chance.
DeRozan then hit a running layup with 12.8 seconds on the clock to pull the
Raptors within one, 102-101.
Walker followed the DeRozan make by also missing a pair at the line.
DeRozan was fouled by Henderson with one second remaining but only made 1-of-2
to tie the game.
Coming out of a timeout, Walker curled off a Jefferson pick at the foul-line,
received the inbound pass from Josh McRoberts and buried the 15-foot jumper on
the baseline as time expired.
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