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Bobcats 101, Bucks 92

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MILWAUKEE -- Guard Kemba Walker scored 21 points to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 101-92 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday afternoon.

Guard Gary Neal continued to shine for his new team with 18 points, including a 3-pointer that essentially sealed Charlotte's 14th road victory with 1:06 left to play.

Neal was greeted by plenty of boos from the home crowd after the former Milwaukee player recently told the San Antonio Express-News that he was playing "real basketball" with the Bobcats. Neal defended his comment before the game, claiming it was about himself rather than a slight aimed at the Bucks.

Guard Ramon Sessions and forward Jeff Adrien continued their improved play for the Bucks against their former team in the loss. Sessions led Milwaukee with 18 points off the bench, while Adrien came on strong late to finish with 12 points and continue a career-best streak of four games with 10 points or higher. Guard Brandon Knight led Milwaukee, tying Walker with a game-high with 21 points.

Sessions and Knight led the Bucks to a 50-46 halftime lead with 12 points each. The Bobcats trailed at the break despite shooting 54.8 percent from the field as they turned the ball over 10 times in the first 24 minutes. Walker led Charlotte with 12 first-half points while guard Gerald Henderson added 10.

After scoring just four points in the first half, forward Al Jefferson keyed a Charlotte rally with 10 third-quarter points, retaking the lead for the Bobcats three different times in the quarter. Neal put the Bobcats up by four with a pair of free throws late in the third, but Adrien scored a contested layup to cut Milwaukee's deficit to 76-74 heading into the fourth quarter.

Neal's 10 fourth-quarter points helped the Bobcats pull away late and win their fourth game in a row as they continue to hold down the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference.

NOTES: The Bobcats came into Sunday on a three-game win streak, holding down the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference standings, two games behind No. 6 Brooklyn and two games ahead of No. 8 Atlanta. ... The Bucks began the game on a three-game losing streak, two games behind Philadelphia for last place in the Eastern Conference. ... This was the fourth and final meeting between the teams this season with Charlotte taking all three of the previous contests. ... Milwaukee had never been swept by the Bobcats in a season series. ... F Jeff Adrien and G Ramon Sessions played in their 13th game for the Bucks since being acquired from Charlotte on Feb. 20 for G Gary Neal and G Luke Ridnour. ... Neal played in his first game against his old team after scoring 19 in the Bobcats' win over Minnesota Friday night. ... Bucks F John Henson started in place of the injured Ersan Ilyasova (right ankle). ... F Zaza Pachulia pulled down his 600th rebound as a member of the Bucks late in the first half.

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