MB product Sessions helps Bobcats to historic victory

Former Myrtle Beach High standout Ramon Sessions led his new team to a first in franchise history in the Charlotte Bobcats’ 101-97 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks, their first win over the Mavs in the team’s nine-year history.

Sessions made two big plays down the stretch to secure the Bobcats’ win. He scored 12 points, including a driving layup with 2.8 seconds left in regulation that tied it 91-91 and forced overtime, and two free throws with 6.3 seconds left in overtime that sealed the victory. Sessions added four rebounds and three assists.

Teammates Kemba Walker scored 26 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 25 points and 12 rebounds in Charlotte’s first win in 17 tries over the past nine years, and it came after the Mavs had pounded them 126-99 in Dallas last Saturday. The Bobcats have now beaten every NBA opponent at least once over the years.

The defensive effort, especially down the stretch, was critical as the Bobcats rallied after trailing by 11 at halftime and by eight (84-76) with 4:53 remaining in regulation. Dallas shot just 40.5 percent from the field, committed 19 turnovers and was outrebounded by the Bobcats 53-43.

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