Kemba Walker put up 24 points and notched 16 assists, his fourth double-double of the season, to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a victory over the Detroit Pistons, 116-98. The Bobcats had a strong shooting performance from the field in this one, going 42-82 (51.2%). Charlotte (25-30) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.
Walker went 8-20 from the field (3-8 on 3-pointers) and 5-5 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Charlotte were Al Jefferson with 29 points and 8 rebounds, Gerald Henderson with 11 points and 8 rebounds, and Ramon Sessions with 10 points and 10 assists. On 7-18 shooting, including 4-8 from behind the arc, Brandon Jennings put up 20 points for Detroit in the loss. Will Bynum contributed 14 points and 8 assists and Greg Monroe finished with 13 points and 7 rebounds.
The Bobcats recorded a FTA rate of 37.8 to go alongside their 56.1% eFG%. They are undefeated (4-0) on the season when eclipsing 35.0 and 55% in those respective offensive factors. The Pistons, however, are winless (0-6) when allowing opponents to reach those thresholds.
Detroit (22-32) has now dropped their last three straight.
Coming up next, the Bobcats battle the New Orleans Pelicans, who are 23-29 on the year. The Pistons meet the Atlanta Hawks, currently 25-28 this season. The Bobcats are 0-1 versus New Orleans this season. The Pistons have lost to Atlanta the last two times they have played.