Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/24/12
WASHINGTON -- The Charlotte Bobcats have already matched last season's win total. The Washington Wizards are still seeking win number one after yet another painful, late game loss. Byron Mullens scored 20 of his 27 points after halftime and Reggie Williams atoned for a costly foul by drilling the go-ahead 3-pointer as the Bobcats clawed past the winless Wizards 108-106 in double overtime on Saturday night. Washington remains the only winless team in the NBA and the loss extended the franchise-record skid for season-opening losses to 12 games. Martell Webster led the Wizards with 21 points and Nene added 19 in his first home game this season.Six Bobcats (7-5) scored in double figures, including Ramon Sessions with 21. Chris Singleton had 13 points and 12 rebounds and his free throw with 1:27 left put Washington up 103-101 in double overtime after the Wizards rallied to force both extra sessions. On the Bobcats' next possession, Williams connected from beyond the arc for his only basket of the game. Charlotte made four of six free throws inside the final 13 seconds, the last from Kemba Walker with 0.8 seconds left. Jordan Crawford's halfcourt heave came up short to secure Charlotte's win. Several times the Bobcats appeared poised for a win only for the Wizards to rally back until they could rally no more. Down 91-83 late in regulation, Washington closed the fourth quarter on a 9-1 run to force the initial extra session. Following Nene's dunk the Wizards led 97-95 with 2:43 remaining, but Ben Gordon drained a 3-pointer with 1:10 remaining to give Charlotte a 98-97 lead. The Wizards missed their next two attempts, including rookie Bradley Beal's 3-pointer with 7.8 seconds left. Mullens made one of two free throws with 1.6 seconds remaining. On Washington's next possession, the ball landed in the hands of Singleton who launched a 3-pointer. The shot came up short, but the referees called a foul on Williams for smacking Singleton's elbow. After splitting his first two attempts, Singleton made the third, tying the score at 99. In both the first and third quarter Charlotte jumped out to leads only for Washington to charge back, often fueled by its Brazilian big man. Early in the fourth quarter, the Wizards led 78-76, but Mullens drilled two 3-pointers and a Jeffrey Taylor bomb from beyond the arc put the Bobcats ahead 91-83 with 3:31 remaining. The Wizards won all four meetings last season, but Charlotte handed Washington its largest defeat of this season, 92-76, on Nov. 13. Both teams generated lengthy scoring runs in the first quarter, starting with the Bobcats scoring 11 straight for a 25-12 lead, but the Wizards scored the final nine of the quarter. The second quarter unfolded in a back-and-forth manner, with the Wizards scoring a season-high 51 points before halftime to lead 51-50. Okafor led Washington with nine points while Gordon and Sessions combined for 27 points off Charlotte's bench. NOTES: This week marks two months since the Wizards announced John Wall (knee stress) would miss eight weeks. Asked for an update before the game, Wizards coach Randy Wittman said, "I don't know where we're at." ... Wizards forward Trevor Booker missed his second consecutive game with a right knee strain ... Charlotte plays at Oklahoma City on Wednesday, the same night Washington hosts San Antonio. ... Charlotte finished 7-59 last season, setting the NBA record for a season-worst winning percentage.
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