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Bobcats hold on to beat Hornets, 73-71

Updated: 13 March 2012 10:57 IST

Gerald Henderson scored 15 points, rookie Bismack Biyombo blocked Trevor Ariza's driving dunk attempt in the final seconds, and the Charlotte Bobcats held on for only their sixth victory this season, 73-71 over the New Orleans Hornets on Monday.

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Gerald Henderson scored 15 points, rookie Bismack Biyombo blocked Trevor Ariza's driving dunk attempt in the final seconds, and the Charlotte Bobcats held on for only their sixth victory this season, 73-71 over the New Orleans Hornets on Monday.

Kemba Walker added 14 points, including 10 during a decisive 22-5 run the spanned from late in the third quarter to midway through the fourth. Biyombo finished with 12 points and four blocks for Charlotte, which snapped a three-game losing streak but still has the league's worst record at 6-34.

Jarrett Jack 15 points and nine assists for New Orleans, which has lost five of six in falling to 10-32. Chris Kaman has 12 points and 16 rebounds, while Marco Belinelli and Ariza each scored 12 points for the Hornets.

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