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Associated Press, Published January 26 2013

Timberwolves fall to Bobcats by one on the road

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Gerald Henderson hit a 3-pointer from 25 feet with 4.6 seconds left to lift the Charlotte Bobcats to a 102-101 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night, snapping a 16-game home losing streak.

The Bobcats streak was stopped two short of the NBA record held by the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks.

Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 25 points and Ramon Sessions finished with 23 as the Bobcats won at home for the first time since Nov. 21.

Luke Ridnour had 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead Minnesota, which has lost nine of 10.

Trailing by two, the Bobcats were struggling to get a shot off before the 24-second shot clock expired. Walker and passed it ahead to Henderson on the left wing. He pump-faked to avoid a leaping Andrei Kirilenko and swished the 3-pointer.

Minnesota 34 24 19 24 – 101

Charlotte 22 25 26 29 – 102

MINNESOTA (101): Kirilenko 2-6 6-6 10, D.Williams 2-8 0-2 5, Stiemsma 4-4 3-4 11, Rubio 4-9 5-6 14, Ridnour 9-14 1-1 22, Gelabale 1-4 1-1 4, Barea 7-18 1-1 19, Cunningham 5-11 0-2 10, Johnson 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 37-77 17-23 101.

CHARLOTTE (102): Kidd-Gilchrist 1-2 0-0 2, Warrick 1-3 0-0 2, Biyombo 4-4 2-4 10, Walker 8-17 6-6 25, Henderson 6-14 2-2 15, Adrien 1-1 0-0 2, Sessions 7-11 9-10 23, Gordon 7-13 4-4 18, Haywood 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 1-6 0-0 2, Taylor 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 37-73 23-26 102.

3-Point Goals: Minnesota 10-20 (Barea 4-7, Ridnour 3-5, D.Williams 1-2, Rubio 1-2, Gelabale 1-3, Kirilenko 0-1), Charlotte 5-11 (Walker 3-5, Henderson 1-1, Taylor 1-2, Sessions 0-1, Gordon 0-2). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: Minnesota 44 (Ridnour, Stiemsma 7), Charlotte 41 (Biyombo 13). Assists: Minnesota 23 (Rubio 8), Charlotte 21 (Walker 8). Total Fouls: Minnesota 24, Charlotte 22. Technicals: Gordon, Charlotte defensive three second. A: 15,397 (19,077).