Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is learning his way around the NBA, and the rookie took another big step forward on Saturday night.
Kidd-Gilchrist had a career-high 25 points and 12 rebounds to help the Charlotte Bobcats end a 16-game losing streak against the Dallas Mavericks with a 101-97 overtime victory.
The former Kentucky star and No. 2 overall draft pick was 8 of 12 from the field and had a pair of crucial offensive rebounds off missed foul shots late in the game.
''I think everybody that has been watching all of our games say that MKG gets a little bit better and then all of a sudden he had what you would call a breakout game,'' coach Mike Dunlap said.
''I think realistic expectations are that he can do what he is doing on the boards. He is a very good defender. The third part of his game is indescribable. He just does little intangibles, passes the ball in close quarters, gets an extra hand on the ball to keep it alive on the offensive glass.''
Teammate Kemba Walker called MKG ...