Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/12
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Bobcats rallied from an 11-point deficit early in the fourth quarter to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-98 on Monday night at Time Warner Cable Arena. Rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hit two free throws with 1:38 remaining to give the Bobcats the lead for good at 100-98. Ramon Sessions hit two free throws with 4.2 seconds remaining, and the Bucks failed to score on their last four possessions down the stretch. The win was Charlotte's fourth in the last five games and raised its record to 5-4. Sessions led the Bobcats with 23 points, including 10 of 10 from the free-throw line, and Byron Mullens and Kemba Walker scored 18 each. The Bobcats also got a season-high 10 points from rookie Jeffery Taylor. Monta Ellis led the Bucks with 31 points, but he missed a 3-point attempt with five seconds remaining that would have given the Bucks the lead. The Bucks also got 16 points from Mike Dunleavy and 10 points from Brandon Jennings. The Bucks had a three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 6-3. They also suffered their first road loss of the season. The Bucks led 81-77 after three quarters and opened the fourth with a 9-2 spurt to push the lead to 90-79 with 7:27 left on Beno Udrih's jumper in the lane. The lead was still 11 when theBobcats staged their comeback with a 10-2 run. They eventually tied the game at 96-96 on a 3-pointer by Sessions with 2:24 remaining, then took a 98-96 lead with two free throws by Kidd-Gilchrist with 2:01 remaining. Ultimately, the game came down to Ellis' missed 3-pointer at the end, and Sessions' two free throws that followed. The Bobcats led 55-54 at halftime after shooting 53.5 percent from the field in what was their season high for points in the first half. Walker scored 10 points in the first nine minutes, and the Bobcats led by as many as 10 in the first quarter before Milwaukee cut the margin to 30-23 after one. The Bucks, behind Ellis and Dunleavy, fought back and took a lead at 38-36. The teams then traded the lead back and forth the rest of the half. Walker had 15 points at intermission, while Dunleavy had 14 and Ellis 13. Charlotte played without Gerald Henderson and Tyrus Thomas. Henderson missed his seventh straight game with a sprained left foot, and the team announced Monday afternoon that Thomas would be out for about two months with a torn calf muscle. Thomas was injured in the Bobcats' 94-87 loss to Memphis on Saturday. Milwaukee was without Luc Mbah a Moute, who is rehabbing after right knee surgery. The Bobcats will continue on this four-game homestand on Wednesday against Toronto. Milwaukee will play at Miami on Wednesday. Notes: Thomas was averaging 6.6 points and 3.1 rebounds in eight games, playing an average of 17.8 minutes a night. His place in the rotation was taken by Hakim Warrick, who was acquired last week from New Orleans. ... The Bucks were coming off a 117-113 win over New Orleans on Saturday, when Ellis and Jennings led the way with 22 points each. The Bucks had beaten Philadelphia on the road and Indiana and New Orleans at home in their winning streak. ... Ellis was the Bucks' leading scorer coming into Monday's game at 20.3, which is 12th in the NBA. ... The Bucks were fifth in the NBA in scoring entering Monday's game, averaging 101.0. ... Monday's game featured the league's two best thieves. Jennings was averaging 3.25 steals per game to lead the league, and Walker was second at 2.5. ... Walker was the Bobcats' leading scorer coming into the game at 18.8.
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