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The Bobcats had a chance to build on the lead, but couldn't get into an offensive play and Sessions turned the ball over at the top of the key with 19 seconds left. The Bucks had a chance to win it, but Ellis missed a 3-pointer from the left wing.
Sessions then put it away with his ninth and 10th free throws of the game.
Charlotte is coming off the worst season in NBA history, finishing 7-59 while losing their final 23 games. But this year's Bobcats look nothing like last year's team, playing hard, physical basketball under new coach Mike Dunlap.
Charlotte came into the game in the top 10 in the NBA both in steals and blocks, one of only three teams with that distinction.
The Bobcats shot 53.5 percent from the field in the first half to take a 55-54 lead at the break.
Walker was on fire early, hitting 6 of 6 shots from the field in a 15-point first half, marking the ninth straight game he's reached double digits.
NOTES: The Bobcats announced before the game that F Tyrus Thomas is expected to miss approximately two months with a torn muscle in his lower left leg. An MRI revealed a second-degree strain of his left calf muscle and a tear of the plantaris muscle, a smaller muscle that assists the calf in flexing the ankle. ... Ben Gordon left the game in the second half with a right knee contusion.
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