Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - It took eight-plus seasons, but the Charlotte Bobcats finally beat the Dallas Mavericks.
Kemba Walker had a spectacular all-around game with 26 points, six rebounds, seven assists and eight steals in a 101-97 overtime win Saturday night at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Mavericks had won the first 16 games against the Bobcats in the regular season since the franchise expanded into the league in 2004.
Until Saturday, the Bobcats had never cracked the century mark against the Mavs. That included a 126-99 score a week ago, when O.J. Mayo made seven 3- point shots and scored 30 for Dallas.
But this time the Bobcats tied the game with 2.8 seconds left in regulation thanks to a driving layup from Ramon Sessions. Byron Mullens put in the go- ahead dunk in overtime.
Mullens had 14 rebounds, while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist recorded 25 points and 12 boards for the Bobcats, who lost their previous three games. Sessions scored 12.
Mayo had 22 points, but the Mavericks failed to hold a late lead in regulation and lost their second in a row.