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Kemba Walker gets double-double, Bobcats defeat 76ers

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Kemba Walker scored 18 points and registered 10 assists, his first double-double of the season, to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-88. The Bobcats put together a very efficient performance, turning it over on only nine possessions while totaling 29 assists. Charlotte (9-11) gets one in the win column after losing to Dallas on Tuesday.

Walker went 6-13 from the field (2-4 on 3-pointers) and 4-6 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Charlotte were Jeff Taylor with 20 points and 8 rebounds, Al Jefferson with 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Cody Zeller with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Despite the loss, Tony Wroten put up 21 points for Philadelphia on 10-22 shooting. He also added 9 assists and 8 rebounds. Evan Turner chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds, Hollis Thompson finished with 12 points and 6 rebounds, and Spencer Hawes put up 10 points and 13 rebounds.

In a showdown of statistical strengths, the offense of Charlotte won the turnover battle against the defense of Philadelphia that forces the league's third-most errors (opponents' TO% of 20.3%). The Bobcats ended this contest with a TO% of 8.9%, and make the fifth-fewest mistakes in the league this year (TO% of 13.9%). After putting up a sparkling assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.22, the Bobcats are 2-1 on the season when eclipsing 2.50 in this category. However, the 76ers are winless (0-2) when allowing their opponents to achieve such a lofty ratio.

Philadelphia (7-13) could not get back-to-back victories after defeating Orlando on Tuesday.

Coming up, the Bobcats square off with the Golden State Warriors, who are 11-8 on the season. The 76ers go up against the Denver Nuggets, currently sitting at 11-8 this year.


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