Kemba Walker (23 points, 13 assists) and Gerald Henderson (27 points, five assists) combined for 50 points and 18 assists and led the Bobcats to a 106-95 victory over the New York Knicks on April 15 at Time Warner Cable® Arena. A total of 10 players scored for the Cats, including four in double figures.
The Bobcats got off to a hot start, knocking down 11 of their first 15 shots and finishing the quarter connecting on 70.0 percent (14-for-20) of their shots while holding a 13-point advantage (30-17)…Charlotte continued to shoot well in the second quarter and closed the half shooting 62.5 percent (25-for-40) and earned a nine-point lead heading into the second half…In the third, the Bobcats pushed their first half lead to 20 and started the fourth quarter with a 17-point lead (84-67)…Charlotte continued their strong play in the fourth and did not let the Knicks get within 10 points before eventually winning, 106-95.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
Charlotte displayed a very efficient offensive attack and finished shooting 58.1 percent from the floor (43-for-74) and 38.9 percent from long range (7-for-18)…The Knicks couldn’t keep up and only shot 43.0 percent from the floor (33-for-78), however, beyond the arc was a plus for them as they went 14-for-37 (37.8) from 3-point territory…For the second consecutive game, the Bobcats held a rebounding advantage. Charlotte garnered 37 rebounds compared to the Knicks 25 boards…The Cats won big in the points in the paint category (38-12)…Charlotte distributed the ball extremely well, coming up with 35 assists on 43 made field goals.
BOBCATS PLAYERS OF THE GAME
Kemba Walker almost earned himself a double-double in the first half with 13 points and eight assists. Walker continued his strong play and finished with a double-double (23 points and a career-high 13 assists) to go along with four rebounds and one steal.
Gerald Henderson had 15 first-half points while going 7-for-8 from the field. Henderson continued to be a scoring machine and finished with a team-high 27 points, three rebounds, five assists and recorded a block.
KNICKS PLAYER OF THE GAME
Chris Copeland scored a game-high 32 points while grabbing seven rebounds, earning two assists and tallying a steal.
INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOM
"I think for myself I had a pretty solid year. Confidence-wise, I think I have some really good confidence going into next season. For my teammates and my team, I think we’ll be great because we have a lot of young guys who work extremely hard, who are willing to learn, willing to listen and willing to get better. That’s the start of a great team."
- Bobcats guard Kemba Walker on the positives going into next season
"Without a doubt we’re getting better. Our home record, as of late, has been very good. Defensively, I think we’re more organized."
- Bobcats Head Coach Mike Dunlap on the team’s recent play
Bismack Biyombo finished with a double-double in his second-consecutive game with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Biyombo also recorded a game-high three blocks… Josh McRoberts flirted with a triple-double again, finishing with 10 points, seven rebounds and eight assists…Jeffery Taylor scored 12 points, owned three rebounds and had three assists… Ramon Sessions, Brendon Haywood, and Byron Mullens were all inactive due to injuries.
The Cats have their season finale, as they will host their last game at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Cats tip off against the Cavs at 8:00 p.m. on April 17. Catch the game live on Fox SportsSouth or listen on WFNZ. Download the Bobcats mobile app or go to bobcats.com to follow the live in-game chat.