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Kemba Walker's 34 carries Bobcats past Pistons

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Kemba Walker scored 34 points to help the Charlotte Bobcats take down the Detroit Pistons, 116-106. Charlotte (13-14) is now on a three-game winning streak.

Walker went 12-17 from the field and 9-9 from the free throw line, in a strong performance. Charlotte also got solid performances from Al Jefferson with 24 points and 14 rebounds, and Gerald Henderson with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Brandon Jennings had another quality performance for Detroit in the loss, scoring 26 points on 10-20 shooting (3-7 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 3-5 from the free throw line. Josh Smith added 18 points and 6 rebounds, Andre Drummond finished with 14 points and 15 rebounds, and Greg Monroe put up 13 points and 9 rebounds.

In a showdown of statistical strengths, the offense of Charlotte won the turnover battle against the defense of Detroit that forces the league's fifth-most errors (opponents' TO% of 23.0%). The Bobcats ended this contest with a TO% of 12.2%, and make the fourth-fewest mistakes in the league this year (TO% of 13.6%).

Coming up, the Bobcats take on the Utah Jazz, who are 7-22 on the season. The Pistons meet the Houston Rockets, currently sitting at 17-10 this year.


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