Dec 15, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick (7) drives past Charlotte Bobcats forward Jeffery Taylor (44) during the second quarter in the game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Try As They Might, Charlotte Bobcats can't fend off Orlando Magic: Game 23 recap


Kemba Walker put on a show, the Charlotte Bobcats protected the ball, and the team shot 22-29 from the free-throw line. Still, they couldn’t defeat the Orlando Magic, who have now won four of their last five games.

The Magic outrebounded Charlotte 43-31, shot 54.4 percent from the field and missed just three of its 19 free-throws on the way to a 107-98 victory.

Orlando was led by 20 points each from Glenn Davis and Arron Afflalo, as well as 13 rebounds by Nikola Vucevic.

The only two players who played for the Magic that shot less than 5o percent from the floor were JJ Redick and E’Twaun Moore.

Aside from Walker, no Bobcats really had that great of a game.

Ramon Sessions shot 50 percent from the floor and had 14 points, but he also had just three combined assists and rebounds.

Gerald Henderson scored 16 points, but he was five-of-15 from the floor.

Bryon Mullens might have had the worst game for Charlotte, as he went four-of-11 from the floor for just 12 points and four rebounds. He was a -10 in the +/-.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeff Taylor never really got anything going and played just 21 and 16 minutes a piece. MKG finished with three points five rebounds and five blocks, while Taylor recorded three points and a rebound.

The Bobcats will play again on Tuesday in Los Angeles against the Lakers.

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