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NBA Wrap-Up: Charlotte Downs Bulls 91-81

UNDATED (AP) - The Charlotte Bobcats picked up their eighth victory of the season on Monday, surpassing their total for all of last season. Unfortunately for the Bobcats, it took them 19 tries before they finally did it. The Bobcats had dropped 18 in a row before Kemba Walker delivered 18 points and eight rebounds in a 91-81 triumph at Chicago. Gerald Henderson added 16 points and reserve Ben Gordon had 15 for Charlotte, which blew a 12-point lead in the third quarter before opening the fourth on a 10-0 run. Luol Deng scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Bulls' third loss in four games.

Also in the NBA:

- San Antonio held Brooklyn to just five points on 2-for-20 shooting in the third quarter of a 104-73 blowout win against the Nets. Tony Parker had 20 points and Tim Duncan added 15 as the Spurs won their sixth in a row to finish their December home schedule 9-0.

- Russell Wesbrook had 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in Oklahoma City's 114-96 pounding of Phoenix. Kevin Durant was high scorer with 30 points and Serge Ibaka provided 16 points and seven rebounds in the Thunder's 12th straight home win.

- James Harden scored 28 points and Houston scored 16 straight points in the second quarter before holding off Atlanta 123-104, ending the Hawks' four-game winning streak. Carlos Delfino drained six three-pointers and scored 22 points to help the Rockets bounce back from their worst loss of the season, a 30-point debacle against Oklahoma City.

- LeBron James scored 10 of his game-high 36 points in overtime and finished with 11 assists and eight rebounds as Miami outlasted Orlando 112-110. Chris Bosh chipped in 22 points and Dwyane Wade added 21, including a dunk that put the Heat ahead by four with 6.2 seconds left.

- Indiana sits alone atop the Central Division after Paul George scored 21 points in the Pacers' 88-83 victory over visiting Memphis. D.J. Augustin had 17 points and David West added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Pacers, who have won five of six to take a one-game lead over the Bulls in the Central Division.

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