Bobcats Down Washington 94-88 - Match Report
Al Jefferson scored 20 points and added 18 rebounds for a double-double, leading Charlotte over Washington, 94-88, on Wednesday at Verizon Center.
Bettors who backed the Bobcats were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 5.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 190.5.
Charlotte got 17 points from Kemba Walker and another 16 points from Gary Neal. Kemba Walker contributed 12 assists, while Al Jefferson cleaned the glass with 18 rebounds.
Washington got 27 points from Marcin Gortat in a losing cause and another 16 points from Trevor Booker. John Wall contributed 11 assists for the Wizards, while Marcin Gortat had 14 rebounds.
Charlotte led at halftime, 54-41.
The rebound battle favored Charlotte as they grabbed 48 boards, while Washington only had 45.
Charlotte heads into a battle against the Celtics. Washington, meanwhile, will have their next action against Orlando.