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Associated Press, Published November 14 2012

Walker’s jumper lifts Bobcats over Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS – Kemba Walker’s jumper with 0.7 seconds left lifted the Charlotte Bobcats to an 89-87 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

Walker finished with 22 points, five assists and four rebounds, and his 19-footer over the out-stretched arm of Alexey Shved helped the Bobcats to their first three-game winning streak in nearly 20 months.

Andrei Kirilenko had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who used a 16-2 run to tie the game with 12.3 seconds left.

Charlotte 28 23 18 20–89

Minnesota 24 14 15 34–87

CHARLOTTE (89): Kidd-Gilchrist 1-4 0-0 2, Mullens 5-12 2-2 12, Haywood 3-6 0-0 6, Walker 9-19 3-3 22, Taylor 3-7 0-2 7, R.Williams 3-7 0-0 8, Sessions 8-20 2-5 18, Higgins 0-1 0-0 0, Thomas 4-6 2-2 10, Biyombo 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 38-84 9-14 89.

MINNESOTA (87): Kirilenko 9-12 5-9 26, D.Williams 3-12 4-7 10, Stiemsma 0-6 1-4 1, Ridnour 6-16 3-5 16, Lee 3-12 4-6 10, Shved 5-10 2-2 13, Cunningham 4-9 0-0 8, Amundson 1-2 1-4 3, Conroy 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 31-81 20-37 87.

3-Point Goals: Charlotte 4-16 (R.Williams 2-3, Walker 1-3, Taylor 1-3, Mullens 0-2, Sessions 0-5), Minnesota 5-19 (Kirilenko 3-3, Shved 1-3, Ridnour 1-6, Conroy 0-1, D.Williams 0-1, Lee 0-5). Rebounds: Charlotte 53 (Mullens 15), Minnesota 65 (Kirilenko 12). Assists: Charlotte 15 (Walker 5), Minnesota 20 (Ridnour 10). Total Fouls: Charlotte 26, Minnesota 14. A: 13,272 (19,356).