Kemba Walker registered his seventh double-double this season, scoring 21 points and registering 10 assists, to help the Charlotte Bobcats pull out the close victory against the Washington Wizards, 100-94. Charlotte (36-38) picked up the win after falling to the Orlando Magic on Friday.
Walker shot 6-22 and converted 9-10 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Charlotte were Al Jefferson with 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Cody Zeller with 15 points and 8 rebounds. On 8-12 shooting, including 2-3 from behind the arc, Bradley Beal put up 20 points for Washington in the loss. John Wall added 10 points and 6 assists.
This drops Washington (38-36) to 1-2 against Charlotte on the year.
Coming up next, the Bobcats square off with the Philadelphia 76ers, who are 16-58 on the year. The Wizards match up with the Boston Celtics, currently 23-51 this season. The Bobcats are 1-1 versus Philadelphia this season. The Wizards have a 1-1 record against Boston this season.