Bobcats 100, Wizards 88

Updated: October 7, 2012, 4:24 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- ">Gerald Henderson scored 19 points and the ">Charlotte Bobcats held off a late rally to beat the ">Washington Wizards 100-88 in the teams' preseason opener Sunday.

">Byron Mullens added 18 points, including a key 3-pointer down the stretch, and ">Ben Gordon had 16 for the Bobcats, who closed out the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season with a 23-game losing streak on the way to a league-worst 7-59 record.

Charlotte, which led 56-42 at the half, also got 14 points from ">Ramon Sessions and 12 from first-round draft pick ">Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

">Bradley Beal and ">Martell Webster scored 18 points each and ">Kevin Seraphin had 11 for the Wizards, who played without starters ">John Wall (patella), Nene (foot) and ">Emeka Okafor (soreness).


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