Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/13/12
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Bobcats added to the Washington Wizards' miseries on Tuesday night, rolling to an ugly but relatively easy 92-76 victory at Time Warner Cable Arena. Ramon Sessions came off the bench to score 21 points, Kemba Walker scored 17, and the Bobcats won their second consecutive game. They are now 3-3 overall, and 3-1 at home. The Bobcats scored the final eight points of the first half to take a 52-39 halftime lead, then pushed the lead to as many as 18 early in the second half. Washington never got closer than seven early in the fourth quarter, when the Bobcats pulled away again to lead by as many as 21. The struggling Wizards fell to 0-6 and were every bit as woeful as advertised. They shot 29.8 percent from the field on 25 of 84, were 5 of 31 from 3-point range. They were outscored 46-24 in the paint . The Bobcats also got 15 points and eight rebounds from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, 10 points from Tyrus Thomas, and eight points and 11 rebounds from Brendan Haywood. Trevor Ariza led the Wizards with 19 points. He was the only Wizard in double figures as leading scorer Bradley Beal went 1 of 11 from the field and finished with eight points. The Wizards were the more aggressive team in the early going, and they rode Ariza's 12 first-quarter points to a 27-23 lead after one period. However, the Bobcats woke up and outscored the visitors 29-12 in the second period. Kidd-Gilchrist, who had 25 points and 12 rebounds in the Bobcats' 101-97 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, was all over the court again in the second period. He had 12 points and five rebounds at the break. Washington was just 3-for-15 from the field and 0-for-7 from 3-point range in its 12-point second quarter, and it shot 34.1 percent from field for the half. The Wizards continue to be without regulars Nene and John Wall. Neither has played this season, with Nene suffering from plantar fasciitis in his left foot and Wall out because of a stress fracture in his left patella. Wall dribbled and shot a little before the game, but he remains sidelined indefinitely. The Bobcats' Gerald Henderson missed his fourth consecutive game because of a sprained left foot. They will play the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Wednesday night, while the Wizards will finish up a three-game road trip Wednesday at Dallas. NOTES: The Bobcats made a minor deal Tuesday, acquiring Hakim Warrick from the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Matt Carroll. Warrick, a 6-foot-9 forward, averages 9.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in an eight-year career that includes time with Memphis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Phoenix and New Orleans. He appeared in only one game this season with the Hornets. Carroll, a 6-6 guard, had two stints with the Bobcats, but he appeared in only one game this season and was not part of coach Mike Dunlap's plans. Dunlap said he liked Warrick's versatility at both forward positions. "He can score points quickly, and he does it with a high field-goal percentage, so he takes good shots," Dunlap said. ... The Wizards were one of two NBA teams without a win entering Tuesday's action, along with 0-8 Detroit. The Wizards were coming off an 89-85 loss at Indiana on Saturday to open the road trip. ... Beal was Washington's leading scorer coming into the game at 13.0 points per game, while Walker was Charlotte's leading scorer coming in at 18.8. ... Tuesday night's game was a homecoming of sorts for Wizards director of player development Ed Tapscott, who was the Bobcats' original team president, and Washington center Emeka Okafor, the Bobcats' first-ever draft pick in 2004.
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