Bobcats defeat Dallas Mavericks 101-97 in overtime

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a career-high 25 points and 12 rebounds to help the Charlotte Bobcats snap a 16-game losing streak against the Dallas Mavericks with a 101-97 overtime win on Saturday night.

Kidd-Gilchrist was eight of 12 from the field and had a pair of key offensive rebounds off missed foul shots late in the game.

Kemba Walker added 26 points and seven assists for Charlotte and Ramon Sessions made some big shots down the stretch and in overtime, finishing with 12 points. Sessions hit two free throws with 6.3 seconds left in overtime to help seal the win.

Dallas lost for the second straight night on the road after a 3-0 start.

O.J. Mayo scored 22 points and Vince Carter had 19 points for the Mavericks. Carter, who was five for eight from three-point range, missed an opportunity to win the game at the end of regulation when his fall-away jumper was short.

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