National Basketball Association
Charlotte 102, Milwaukee 98
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, November 19, 2012
Bobcats 102, Bucks 98:
Where: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
#27 Dick Bavetta, #74 Curtis Blair, #23 Jason Phillips
Ramon Sessions came off the bench to score 23 points and host Charlotte rallied in the fourth quarter to end Milwaukee's three-game winning streak.
Kemba Walker, who scored 19 points, hit two free throws with 1:38 remaining to give the Bobcats a 100-98 lead. Monta Ellis, who led the Bucks with 31 points, missed a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds remaining and Sessions hit two free throws to seal the win.
Charlotte trailed 90-79 with 7:27 remaining before starting its comeback. Sessions' 3-pointer with 2:25 remaining tied the game at 96-96. The Bucks had taken an 11-point lead after the game was tied 75-75 late in the third quarter, but faded down the stretch as the Bobcats moved to 5-4 after finishing 7-59 last season.
Charlotte placed five players in double figures. Byron Mullens scored 19 points while rookie guard Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 15. Rookie forward Jeff Taylor scored a career-high 10 points.
Milwaukee dropped its first road game in four contests. Mike Dunleavy scored 16 points while Brandon Jennings added 10.GAME NOTEBOOK
: Milwaukee travels to Miami on Wednesday to face the defending NBA champion. ... The Bucks entered the game with a 6-2 record, the second-best mark in the Eastern Conference. ... Charlotte forward Tyrus Thomas is expected to be for out for about two months with a torn muscle in his lower left leg. He was injured in Saturday's game against Memphis. Thomas is averaging 6.6 points, 3.1 rebounds. ...Bobcats backup guard Ben Gordon injured his right knee in the second half and didn't return.
Top Game Performances
Monta Ellis 31
Ramon Sessions 23
Beno Udrih 7
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 4
Ekpe Udoh 6
Brendan Haywood 11
Mike Dunleavy 3
||Free Throws Made
Ramon Sessions 10
Brandon Jennings 2
Kemba Walker 3
Mike Dunleavy 4
Brendan Haywood 2
Team Stats Summary
Charlotte will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .600 after a loss.
Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Bucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.