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Walker gives Bobcats 104-102 win over Raptors with buzzer beating basket:

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The Charlotte Bobcats managed to steal victory from the jaws of defeat on Wednesday night at Air Canada Centre behind Kemba Walker's baseline jump shot as time expired in overtime.

The Toronto Raptors controlled the first half of the ballgame outscoring the Bobcats 32-19 in the second quarter in route to a 47-37 halftime lead.

In the third quarter it seemed as if DeMar DeRozan (30 points) and his Raptors were planning to run the Bobcats out of the building, taking a 10 point lead at the break and stretching it to as many as 16 points before Walker and big Al Jefferson decided to take matters into their own hands.

At the seven minute mark of the third period the Bobcats went on a 25-9 run in which Jefferson and Walker combined to score 21 of those points to tie the ballgame at 70 going into the fourth.

"This was good because we were down 16 and could have easily given up. All of a sudden we just turned it on, on the defensive end. We got stops and rebounds. They were killing us in the first half, just doing what they wanted to do, offensive rebounds, posting up how they wanted. We just let them do what they wanted to do. We got out stops and were able to get on a run." Jefferson said after the game.

The fourth quarter was a classic battle that see-sawed back and fourth with no team leading by more than three points and then ended in a draw thanks to a Kyle Lowry three point basket with 12 seconds remaining in regulation.

Both teams lost key opportunities in overtime to seize control of the ballgame with errant fouls and missed free-throws. The biggest moments came in the final seconds as Walker missed two free-throws that would have given Charlotte a three-point lead and then Gerald Henderson's foul on DeRozan with one second remaining on the clock.

DeRozan missed the front end of his two foul shots and hit the second one, tying the game at 102. After a quick Bobcats timeout the rest as they say is history.

"It was a good screen by Al, a great pass by Josh (McRoberts) and then obviously Kemba, which is his nature, drilled the big shot. Its good to win on the road" head coach Steve Clifford said, "We were down double digits in the first half, played a lot better. The guys that were in there really battled hard, so it's a really good team win."

Walker led the Bobcats with 29 points on 10 of 18 shooting and Jefferson messed around and got himself another double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds on the evening.

Charlotte now gets ready to finish their two-game road trip with a visit to Detroit to face the Pistons on Friday night. The Bobcats will be looking for their third consecutive victory after losing three straight.


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