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NBA: Bobcats keep Wizards winless with OT victory


The Charlotte Bobcats earned their seventh win of the season and kept the Washington Wizards winless with a 108-106 double-overtime victory on Saturday.

Byron Mullens scored 27 points, Ramon Sessions had 20 and Ben Gordon added 19 for Charlotte.

Last season, the Bobcats won seven of 66 games in the lockout-shortened season, the lowest winning percentage in NBA history, but have already equaled that victory total in their 12th game.

Martel Webster had 21 points for Washington and Nene scored 19.

Meanwhile, the Lakers scored 36 points before Kobe Bryant took his first shot as Los Angeles downed the Dallas Mavericks 115-89.

Metta World Peace hit three early three-pointers to spark a Los Angeles barrage before Bryant finished with 19 as the Lakers hit the 100 mark for the first time in four games under coach Mike D’Antoni.

The Lakers won for the first time in five road games and avoided their worst start away from home in nearly 20 years.

Miami’s Ray Allen took a pass from LeBron James and made a three-pointer with 18.2 seconds left as the Heat rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final 1 minute, 52 seconds to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-108.

James finished with 30 points for the Heat, who remained unbeaten at home despite leading for only 2:29. Chris Bosh scored 23 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and Allen finished with 17 for the Heat.

Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Russell Westbrook had 30 as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Philadelphia 76ers 116-109 in overtime.

Thad Young had a season-high 29 points and career-high 15 rebounds, while Evan Turner scored 26 points for Philadelphia.

The Atlanta Hawks won their fifth straight game with a 104-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Jeff Teague had 19 points and 11 assists, and Zaza Pachulia added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks, while Blake Griffin scored 22 points for the Clippers.

Carlos Boozer and Richard Hamilton scored 22 points each to lead the Chicago Bulls over the Milwaukee Bucks 93-86 and break a four-game losing streak, while Tyreke Evans scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half to lead the Sacramento Kings over the Utah Jazz 108-97.

Klay Thompson scored a season-high 24 points, while Stephen Curry added 20 points and six assists as the Golden State Warriors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 96-85.

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