NBA - Bobcats beat Bulls to halt 18-game slide

The Charlotte Bobcats got their first win in more than a month, beating the Chicago Bulls 91-81 to halt a run of 18 straight losses.

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en Gordon #8 of the Charlotte Bobcats saves the ball from going out of bounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on December 31, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (AFP)

Coming into Monday's game in Chicago, Charlotte (8-23) last picked up a win on November 24 against Washington. Kemba Walker scored 18 points and Gerald Henderson added 16 for the Bobcats, who set a team record of 23 consecutive defeats last season.

The all-time record is 26 straight losses by Cleveland in the 2010-2011 campaign.

Charlotte made the breakthrough in the final quarter, where they broke free from a 65-65 tie with a 10-0 run that made the difference.

"We just wanted to fight more than anything," Henderson told reporters. "We were a desperate team."

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