Henderson scores 19, Bobcats beat Wizards 100-88

Henderson scores 19, Bobcats beat Wizards 100-88

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Charlotte Bobcats' Gerald Henderson, right, calls a timeout as Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Jennings, left, defends in the closing seconds of the second half of the Bobcats' 87-86 win during an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, March 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 8 at 10:41 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Gerald Henderson scored 19 points and the Charlotte Bobcats held off a late rally to beat the Washington Wizards 100-88 in the teams' preseason opener Sunday.
 
Byron Mullens added 18 points, including a key 3-pointer down the stretch, and Ben Gordon had 16 for the Bobcats, who closed out the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season with a 23-game losing streak on the way to a league-worst 7-59 record.
 
Charlotte, which led 56-42 at the half, also got 14 points from Ramon Sessions and 12 from first-round draft pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
 
Bradley Beal and Martell Webster scored 18 points each and Kevin Seraphin had 11 for the Wizards, who played without starters John Wall (patella), Nene (foot) and Emeka Okafor (soreness).
 

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