After curling around an Al Jefferson screen, Kemba Walker faded back and swished a high-arching jumper to give the Charlotte Bobcats a stunning 104-102 win in Toronto. Per the AP:
Walker had 29 points and Al Jefferson had 24 points and 11 rebounds as the Bobcats won their second straight.
Jefferson joked that Walker, who missed a pair from the line with 11 seconds left, had done so intentionally to set up the dramatic finish.
“Kemba, he lives for those shots,” Jefferson said. “I really think he missed those free throws on purpose so we could be in that situation, because that’s what he lives for. That’s what he does. He’s been doing that his whole life.”
Walker, who was stripped on the final play of the fourth quarter before missing the key free throws in overtime, said he was eager for the chance at redemption.
“I wanted the basketball,’ he said. “I wanted to make that shot. I was just happy to get the opportunity.”