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Sunday, July 15, 2012

8:30 PM ET - Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV





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Summer League: Bobcats 68, Cavaliers 64

Posted Sunday July 15, 2012 11:39PM

Kemba Walker drove the lane and nailed a game-winning jump shot with six seconds to play to help the Charlotte Bobcats (2-0) complete their comeback and finish off the Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1) in a thrilling 68-64 victory at UNLV's Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Walker registered a team-high 13 points, scoring nine from the free throw line. Jeffrey Taylor contributed 12 points and seven rebounds to spur the Bobcats' rally.

The Bobcats got off to a slow start hitting only 9-of-35 shots from the floor and managing only 23 points in the first half. Samardo Samuels, who appeared in 54 games off the bench this past season, provided the Cavaliers with a spark scoring eight points in the first half and helping them open up a 33-23 lead going into the half.

The Bobcats who trailed by as many as 12 points stormed back into the game with a 9-0 run in the third quarter. Taylor's 3-point jumper early in the fourth quarter erased the deficit and tied the game at 49.

Walker gave the Bobcats their first lead of the evening when he hit on 1-of-2 free throws with 32-seconds remaining in the game.

Dion Waiters, the fourth overall selection out of Syracuse, responded by hitting a jump shot from the top of the key to put the Cavaliers back on top 64-63 before Walker completed the comeback with his game winning shot. The Bobcats flipped the switch in the second half outscoring the Cavaliers 45-31.

The Bobcats were able to overcome the strong performances from Cavaliers' rookies Tyler Zeller and Waiters. Zeller, the 17th overall pick out of North Carolina, acquired in a trade from the Dallas Mavericks during the 2012 NBA Draft, led all scorers with 14 points to go along with five rebounds. Waiters finished with ten points and four assists.

The Cavaliers return to the hardwood tomorrow to take on the NBA D-League Select Team at Cox Pavilion, while the Bobcats continue their Summer League schedule on Tuesday, July 17th when they face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Thomas & Mack.

    • 37.5%

    • 30.7%

    • 13.3%

    • 9.5%

    • 76.9%

    • 71.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
Total Rebounds3935
Offensive Rebounds1115
Fast Break Pts:65
Biggest Lead:124
Points in the Paint:3038
pZeller   14Walker   13
rbKennedy   72 players   8
aWaiters   4Walker   4
s3 players   12 players   2
b2 players   2Mullens   2
Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
D. KennedyG-F20:300-20-24-4-40770303004
T. ThompsonF-C22:123-70-11-203141102217
T. ZellerF-C27:525-90-04-5+523507012214
D. SloanG26:043-70-22-3+130442315018
D. WaitersG31:433-111-43-4-313444130010
G. Temple 14:301-50-20-0-40330301102
M. Eric 13:582-30-02-2-133360203016
T. Campbell 13:180-10-10-0-170220101000
S. Samuels 16:263-60-04-6+322402011010
J. Holiday 13:261-51-30-000003111003
L. HarangodyDNP - Coach's Decision
K. IrvingNWT - Coach's Decision
R. JonesDNP - Coach's Decision
M. PresseyDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 20021-562-1520-26 11283910273216564
 37.5%13.3%76.9% team rebs: 13total to: 24
Charlotte Bobcats (2-0)
field goalsrebounds
J. TaylorF30:365-151-51-2-561712010212
B. BiyomboF27:332-50-02-5+22682403006
B. MullensC27:164-170-71-1+44480522219
K. WalkerG35:512-140-49-11+404444210113
C. HigginsG21:042-50-24-4-130110511108
R. Sampson III 05:430-00-00-0-10000200100
P. Horne 18:331-71-30-0+41230212013
C. Brown 13:564-60-03-5+2211202000011
H. N'diaye 04:100-20-00-0+20000000100
J. Owens 13:313-30-00-0-11120201006
O. Hunter 01:470-10-00-0+20000000010
M. Kidd-GilchristDNP - Coach's Decision
P. SullivanDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 20023-752-2120-28 1520357286115668
 30.7%9.5%71.4% team rebs: 14total to: 12


  • Cavaliers: --
  • Bobcats: --

technical fouls

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  • Bobcats: --


  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Officials: #12 Scott Bolnick, #46 Jonathon Sterling, #35 Scott Johnson
  • Attendance: -
  • Duration: 1:56
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