Bobcats' late 3-pointer sinks Timberwolves
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gerald Henderson made a 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left to lift the Charlotte Bobcats to a 102-101 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night, snapping a 16-game home losing streak.
Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 25 points and Ramon Sessions finished with 23 as the Bobcats won at home for the first time since Nov. 21.
Luke Ridnour had 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead Minnesota.
Trailing by two, the Bobcats were struggling to get a shot off before the 24-second shot clock expired. A scramble ensued as the ball was knocked into the backcourt late in the possession.
Walker retrieved the ball and passed it ahead to Henderson on the left wing. He pump-faked to avoid a leaping Andrei Kirilenko and swished the 3-pointer.
Despite being short-handed, the Timberwolves jumped out to a 29-11 lead less than nine minutes into the game.