Sessions hits game-winner as Bobcats make hot start

Myrtle Beach native Ramon Sessions hit the game-winning jumper with 28.3 seconds left to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 98-97 victory over the Toronot Raptors on Wednesday night.

Sessions, who scored 14 points on the night, has played a major role in helping the Bobcats (6-4) rebound from last year’s NBA record for futility. Charlotte is only one win away from matching last year’s seven-win total, but these Bobcats can eclipse that mark in November, not May.

Kemba Walker scored a team-high 19 points for the Bobcats and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist matched Sessions with 14 points. Since joining the Bobcats this season, Sessions has come off the bench to make several clutch plays down the stretch.

On Monday, Sessions scored a team-high 23 points, including a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds remaining, to clinch the Bobcats’ 102-98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. He also made the game-tying basket to force overtime against the Dallas Mavericks to help Charlotte secure its first win over the Mavs in franchise history.

Sessions, who starred at Myrtle Beach High, is averaging 16.3 points, 4.4 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game in his first season with the Bobcats and his fifth season in the pros. This is his fifth team in as many seasons in the NBA.

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