Bobcats beat Magic 106-100 to end 5-game skid

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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013 10:03 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Kemba Walker had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Gerald Henderson added 17 points as the Charlotte Bobcats snapped a five-game losing streak with a 106-100 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.

The Bobcats evened the season series with the Magic and now return home for four consecutive games, beginning with Sacramento on Saturday.

Charlotte started fast and shot the ball well throughout, with its field goal percentage hovering above 50 percent for most of the night. The Bobcats also shot 17 more free throws than Orlando, including some crucial ones in the final minute to secure the victory.

Arron Afflalo led Orlando with 23 points, followed by Jameer Nelson with 22.

Orlando has lost its last six games against teams with records below .500.

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