CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gerald Henderson scored 27 points, Kemba Walker had 23 points and a career-high 13 assists and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated a New York Knicks team playing without Carmelo Anthony and a few others 106-95 on Monday night.
The victory was the second straight for the Bobcats, who pulled into a tie with Orlando for the worst record in the league.
The Knicks played only seven players, resting Anthony and others after wrapping up the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Tyson Chandler, J.R. Smith, Raymond Felton, Amar'e Stoudemire, Marcus Camby and Kenyon Martin also did not play.
Walker and Henderson combined to shoot 20 of 31 from the field and go 7 of 7 from the foul line. The Bobcats shot 64 percent in the first three quarters to build a 17-point lead. They outrebounded the Knicks 37-25.
Chris Copeland led the Knicks with 32 points.