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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Gerald Henderson scored 24 points, including two key baskets in the final minute, as the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Philadelphia 76ers 88-83 on Wednesday night.

Henderson hit a 17-footer to give the Bobcats the lead for good at 84-83 with 33.9 seconds left, then came up with a steal on Philadelphia's next possession and dunked for an 86-83 lead with 30.3 seconds remaining.

Kemba Walker tacked on two free throws with 21 seconds left as the Bobcats finished the game with a 6-0 surge.

The win enabled the Bobcats to snap a three-game losing streak and salvage one game from the Sixers in the season series. Charlotte is now 18-57.

Philadelphia fell to 30-44 and had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Besides Henderson's 24 points, the Bobcats got 17 points from Walker and 12 each from Josh McRoberts and Reggie Williams.

Philadelphia's Jrue Holiday struggled through a 2-for-24 shooting performance and finished with five points, as the Sixers shot just 35.1 percent from the field. Damien Wilkins led the Sixers with 20 points. Evan Turner and Dorell Wright scored 14 each, and Spencer Hawes scored 12.

The Bobcats were missing five players with injuries - Ramon Sessions, Brendan Haywood, Byron Mullens, DeSagana Diop and Jeffery Taylor.

The Sixers led 27-19 after one quarter and pushed the lead to 16 early in the second. But the play was sloppy throughout the first half, as the teams combined for 24 first-half turnovers, and the Bobcats wound up cutting the margin to 45-40 at halftime.

The Bobcats then outscored Philadelphia 24-16 in the third quarter and led 64-61 after three quarters. They pushed the lead to 68-61 early in the fourth before the Sixers rallied to take a 73-72 lead, and the game went to the wire from there.

NOTES: The Sixers hadn't played since beating the Bobcats 100-92 in Philadelphia last Saturday. The Sixers had also won the first two games between the teams, 104-98 in Charlotte on Nov. 30, and 87-76 in Philadelphia on Feb. 9. ... The Bobcats were coming off a 131-102 loss at Milwaukee on Monday. ... Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was back with the Bobcats after missing Monday's game because of family matters. ... The Bobcats signed Jannero Pargo for the rest of the season on Wednesday, after his second 10-day contract was up. Pargo was averaging 9.4 points through his first 10 games with the team. He had stints with the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards earlier in the season. ... Pargo's brother Jeremy was waived by the Sixers on Monday. ... Sessions missed his 14th straight game with a sprained left knee. Haywood missed his 10th straight with a stress reaction in his right foot. Diop missed his ninth straight game with right knee soreness, Mullens was out for the fourth straight game with soreness in his left ankle, and Taylor injured his right foot on Monday at Milwaukee. ... The Sixers had beaten the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Bobcats during their winning streak. ... Wednesday's game started a four-game road trip for the Sixers. They'll play at Atlanta on Friday, then Miami and Brooklyn. Six of the Sixers' final eight games are on the road. ... The Bobcats remain home to face the Heat on Friday.
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