Walker dominates 2nd half as Bobcats defeat Warriors
December 11, 2013, 12:30 am TWN
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- Kemba Walker scored 27 of his 31 points in the second half as the Charlotte Bobcats ruined Stephen Curry's homecoming with a wire-to-wire 115-111 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.
Curry overcame a slow start to finish with a season-high 43 points, 32 of them coming in the second half.
Curry, a Charlotte native who burst on the national scene while playing at nearby Davidson College, scored 19 points in the fourth quarter, including a 27-footer with a hand in his face, to cut the Bobcats' lead to 111-109 with 11 seconds left.
But the Warriors couldn't contain Walker, and the point guard hit four free throws in the final 11 seconds to seal the victory.
Gerald Henderson had 24 points and Josh McRoberts had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats, who won their second straight game.
Kings 112, Mavericks 97 DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and 19 rebounds and Derrick Williams scored a career-high 31 to pace Sacramento to the victory over Dallas.
Earlier in the day, the Kings completed a seven-player deal with Toronto that brought them Rudy Gay, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy. Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes went to the Raptors.
Using just 10 players, the Kings led by 19 points after three quarters and by as many as 24 points in the fourth in winning their second straight.
Monta Ellis had 21 points for the Mavericks, who had won three straight, including the last two on the road. The loss also ended a five-game win streak against the Kings.
Clippers 94, 76ers 83 Blake Griffin scored 26 points and Chris Paul added 25 points and 13 assists as short-handed Los Angeles defeated Philadelphia.
Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Bobcats shoots against Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors during the game at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina ...