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The Observer News Enterprise is live Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena for an NBA Southeast Division match up between the Charlotte Bobcats and the Orlando Magic.
The Bobcats enter the game with a 7-15 record, but are in the midst of a 10-game losing streak. Orlando is 9-13, coming off of a 99-85 victory against Golden State last night.
Starting line ups
F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
F Byron Mullens
C Bismack Biyombo
G Gerald Henderson
G Kemba Walker
F Maurice Harkless
F Glen Davis
C Nikola Vucevic
G Arron Afflalo
G Jameer Nelson
Tyrus Thomas (left calf strain)
Al Harrington (right knee rehab), Hedo Turkoglu (broken left hand)
Please return to observernewsonline.com later this evening for a complete story on tonight's NBA game!
Orlando pulls away at the end to win 107-98. The Bobcats (7-16) losing streak reaches 11 games. Glenn Davis and Aaron Afflalo each scored 20 points for Orlando (10-13). Charlotte's Kemba Walker ended Saturday's game with a career-high 32 points.
Orlando retakes the lead. After a J.J. Redick 3-pointer, Orlando leads 98-93 with 2:47 left in the contest.
Charlotte surges to the lead with a 3-pointer and lay up on back-to-back possessions from Kemba Walker. Bobcats are up 93-92 with 4:07 left in the game.
Bobcats battling to stay in the game. The lead is at four, 90-86, after a pair of free throws from Gerald Henderson. We are past the midpoint of the fourth quarter with 5:56 left.
Orlando pulls back out to a 81-77 lead by the end of the third quarter.
The Bobcats take their first lead since the first quarter with a 3-pointer by Jeff Taylor. Orlando takes a timeout at the 5:07 mark trailing 67-66.
Charlotte closes to three points, but Orlando extends its lead to 56-48 at halftime. The Magic are paced by Jameer Nelson's 12 points and Glenn Davis' 11 points.
Kemba Walker leads the Bobcats with 12 points, while Gerald Henderson is just behind with 10 points.
Another TV timeout and Charlotte trails 49-44 with 2:54 left in the second quarter. Bobcats got as close as three points. Magic's lead continues to be cut down.
Charlotte gets as close as four points, but lead is back up to six at the 4:50 mark of the second quarter. Orlando leads 47-41.
'Cats continue to claw at the lead. It's down to six points with 8:49 left until the break. Orlando leads 39-33.
Orlando's lead grows to double digits for the first time in tonight's game, forcing Charlotte to take a timeout. The Magic are up 34-23 with 10:47 left until halftime.
After the first quarter, Charlotte trails 29-21. Jameer Nelson, Aaron Afflalo and Glenn Davis each have seven points for Orlando. Kemba Walker leads Charlotte with eight points.
At the first break, the Magic are ahead 17-10. Charlotte jumped out early, but Orlando powered back behind seven points from Jameer Nelson.