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Memphis Grizzlies cannot tie it up at buzzer, Charlotte Bobcats hold on for win (GIF)


Down the stretch of a tight game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Bobcats, it looked like Kemba Walker was channeling the UConn version of himself, forcing the action and making things happen. As he did, he created opportunities at the free throw line for teammate Josh McRoberts and himself.

The Bobcats did not miss those opportunities, going 6-for-6 from the charity stripe in the final minute of action. That put the Grizzlies behind by three points with approximately 10 second left. They were not able to tie the game up, but it was not for lack of quality looks.

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The Bobcats held on to win 92-89.

For the night, Walker led the way for the Bobcats with 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists (10-10 from the FT line). Josh McRoberts chipped in 12 points as the only other Charlotte player in double digits. The Grizzlies scoring was distributed more evenly in a losing effort: Mike Conley led the way with 16, though he struggled from the floor, going 6-16 (0-5 from three point land). Marc Gasol dropped 15 and Zach Randolph had 12 and 11 rebounds.

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