The streak is finally over. Kemba Walker scored 18 points and the Charlotte Bobcats dominated the fourth quarter to end an 18-game losing skid with a 91-81 decision over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. The Bobcats outscored the Bulls by a 26-16 margin in the final period to notch their first victory since a double-overtime road verdict over Washington on Nov. 24. The victory was also Charlotte's eighth of the season, surpassing their entire win total during a historically bad 7-59 campaign in 2011-12. Former Bull Ben Gordon netted six of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Bobcats prevail, with Gerald Henderson contributing 16 points to the outcome. Carlos Boozer recorded 19 points and 14 rebounds for Chicago, but made just 7-of-18 field goal attempts. Luol Deng amassed 20 points and 12 boards in the loss, the Bulls' third in four games.
Final Score: Indiana 88, Memphis 83
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Paul George and D.J. Augustin each made four 3-pointers, helping the Indiana Pacers hold off the Memphis Grizzlies, 88-83. George ended with 21 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Pacers, who improved to 10-3 at home this season. Augustin had 17 points and six assists. Zach Randolph tallied 21 points and 15 rebounds to pace the Grizzlies, who have lost three of four since a four-game winning streak. Marc Gasol donated 13 points and Tony Allen and Rudy Gay each added 11 points.
Final Score: Miami 112, Orlando 110 (OT)
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - LeBron James scored the go-ahead basket with 1:07 left in overtime, and Dwyane Wade came through with a game-sealing steal and dunk in the final seconds as the Miami Heat outlasted the Orlando Magic, 112-110, at Amway Arena. James finished with 36 points, none bigger than his driving layup that snapped a 106-106 deadlock, and 11 assists. Chris Bosh added 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting to help the Heat bounce back from consecutive losses to Detroit and Milwaukee on its current road trip. Wade finished with 21 points despite a 3-for-10 performance from the foul line, but intercepted a telegraphed inbounds pass from the Magic's J.J. Redick with 9.8 seconds remaining in overtime and dunked home the dagger that sent Orlando to its sixth consecutive defeat. The Magic lost despite holding an 11-point lead late in the third quarter and a monster outing from Nikola Vucevic, who racked up 20 points and a franchise-record 29 rebounds. Arron Afflalo posted 28 points in the setback, while Redick made 9-of-13 shots -- including five from 3-point range -- in a 23-point effort.