Jeffery Taylor tied his career high with 20 points and added eight rebounds as Charlotte snapped a two-game losing streak with a 105-88 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 6 at Time Warner Cable Arena. Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson chipped in 18 points apiece, while Walker also dished out a season-high 10 assists.
After finishing the first quarter with a three-point lead (36-33), the Cats came out strong in the second and opened the quarter on a 10-1 run to increase the lead to 12 points. From there, Charlotte lead held up the rest of the game on the way to their ninth victory of the season.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
Charlotte finished the game shooting 46.2 percent (42-for-91), compared to the Sixers 40.2 percent (37-for-92) from the floor… Neither team shot well from long range as Charlotte finished with 19 percent (4-for-21) shooting and Philadelphia 22 percent (6-for-27)… The bench played a key role for Charlotte. Led behind 13 points from Ramon Sessions, the Cats bench outscored the Sixers, 31-20… Defensively, the Bobcats were effective, forcing 16 turnovers they turned into 15 points, while snatching nine steals. In contrast, Philadelphia turned the Cats over nine times for six points and grabbed four steals… Philadelphia won the battle on the boards, 50-48, but Charlotte held the advantage in paint, recording a season-high 58 points to the Sixers 54… Charlotte finished with six players in double figures – Jeffery Taylor (20), Gerald Henderson (18), Kemba Walker (18), Al Jefferson (14) and Sessions (13).
BOBCATS PLAYER OF THE GAME
In his second start of the season, Jeffery Taylor finished the game tying his career-high with 20 points on 50 percent shooting (8-for-16) while adding eight rebounds. He also notched one steal and one block in 36 minutes of play.
76ERS PLAYER OF THE GAME
Tony Wroten finished with a team-high 21 points on 45 percent (10-for-22) shooting. He also added eight rebounds and nine assists in 34 minutes.
Bismack Biyombo left the game in the second quarter with right ankle sprain and did not return… With 14 points and 12 rebounds, Al Jefferson recorded his fourth-straight double this season. Jefferson's four game double-double streak is the longest by a Bobcats player since Gerald Wallace had 6 straight from Nov 18-28, 2009… Charlotte has also held its opponent to under 100 points in 13 straight games. The Cats 13-game streak ties the longest steak in the NBA this year.
Charlotte will play host to the Golden State Warriors at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Time Warner Cable Arena. Join the chat via bobcats.com or listen live on WFNZ 610am or bobcats.com. The game can also be seen on FoxSportSouth and NBA League Pass.