July 17, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters (3) during the game against the Phoenix Suns at the Thomas and Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Charlotte Bobcats Snap 18-game Losing Streak To Start The New Year

Dec 31, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Charlotte Bobcats power forward Hakim Warrick (center) drives between Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson (left) and small forward Jimmy Butler (right) during the second quarter at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

New Year’s Eve is a time when we all glance back, ponder upon and review the year that has passed, vowing to make amends that will make us better and more successful. Last night the Bobcats did just that, as the troubled team snapped an 18-game losing streak by beating the Bulls in Chicago 91-81.

After suffering through an abysmal 2011-12 season, in which the Charlotte Bobcats finished with the worst winning percentage in the history of the NBA, the team came into the 2012-13 season with an improved roster and a renewed determination to leave the dark past behind.

It took the Bobcats a mere 12 games to tie their win total from the previous season, as the team started the 2012-13 campaign with a 7-5 record.

However, after the encouraging start it all went downhill for the Bobcats, as the team lost 18 straight games, a streak that, perhaps surprisingly, came to an end in Chicago yesterday.

Desperation started setting in Charlotte, but the Bobcats will be going into 2013 with a win in the bag and will look to turn the corner.

Kemba Walker has led the way for the Bobcats all season long and last night was no different, as the talented guard dropped 18 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, dished out 6 assists and also gathered 4 steals. Ramon Sessions and Ben Gordon each contributed with 15 points off the bench, while Gerald Henderson scored 16.

Luol Deng (20 points 12 rebounds) and Carlos Boozer (19 points 14 rebounds) both had double-doubles for the Bulls, but center Joakim Noah had a surprisingly poor game, as he only took 2 shots in 30 minutes of play.


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