Washington 88, Charlotte 94

Date - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 7:00 PM
Location - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials - #58 Josh Tiven, #26 Pat Fraher, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 17784

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Charlotte 32 22 17 16 7 94
Washington 18 23 25 21 1 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 40-38 23-16 17-22 W5
Washington 40-38 20-19 20-19 L2

Recap


Bobcats 94, Wizards 88 (OT): Kemba Walker scored five of his 17 points in overtime and finished with 12 assists as visiting Charlotte won its fifth straight and continued to climb the Eastern Conference playoff ladder.

Al Jefferson collected 20 points - including the basket to force overtime - and 18 rebounds for the Bobcats, who pulled into a sixth-place tie with Washington but secured the tiebreaker by winning the season series 3-1. Gary Neal added 16 points off the bench and Gerald Henderson made all three of his 3-pointers en route to 13 points.

Marcin Gortat scored 27 points and hauled in 14 rebounds while John Wall recorded his third career triple-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Wizards. Trevor Booker added 16 points for Washington, which rallied from 20 points down before being held to one point in the extra session.

Gortat's basket with 9.9 seconds left in regulation put the Wizards up 87-85 but Jefferson scored on a pick-and-roll with Walker on the other end to tie it with 3.2 seconds remaining. Neither team scored in overtime until Walker buried a 3-pointer with 2:59 to go and both he and Jefferson made two free throws down the stretch while Washington went cold.

Neal scored the final four points of the first quarter for the Bobcats as they grabbed a 32-18 lead, and Henderson's 3-pointer midway through the second made it 50-30. Washington crawled to within 13 points at halftime and opened the third period on a 14-2 run to trim the deficit to one point, setting up a tight stretch run.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Washington, which entered tied for second in the NBA with a 38.5 percent mark from 3-point range, was 1-for-15 from beyond the arc. ... Booker had five of the Wizards' nine blocked shots. ... Bobcats PF Josh McRoberts returned from a three-game absence due to an ankle injury to score 12 points.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Washington
Al Jefferson 20 Scoring Marcin Gortat 27
Kemba Walker 12 Assists John Wall 11
Al Jefferson 18 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 14
Gary Neal 5 Free Throws Made Trevor Booker 8
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 2 Steals Trevor Ariza 2
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 1 Blocks Trevor Booker 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 94 38.0 11-25 13-15 23 48 1 7 13
Washington 88 45.1 1-15 13-20 23 45 9 7 12

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Orlando. The Wizards have a W/L % of .512 after a win and .514 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .450 after a win and .579 after a loss.