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CHARLOTTE, N. Mateen Cleaves Jersey .C. -- For the second straight season the Charlotte Bobcats are off to a strong start. But this time around point guard Kemba Walker feels a lot more confident about the chances of sustaining that success. The Bobcats just might if Walker continues to play as he did on Wednesday night. The third-year pro scored a season-high 31 points and the Bobcats handed the turnover-prone Brooklyn Nets their sixth loss in their past seven games 95-91. The win lifts the Bobcats to 6-6 on the season. They started 7-5 last season under former coach Mike Dunlap before losing 18 straight games and finishing 21-61, the second-worst record in the league. Dunlap was fired. This season, the Bobcats are finding success despite playing nine games without their best player, centre Al Jefferson, who has been in and out of the lineup with an ankle injury. "We are capable of a lot and being really, really good," Walker said. "We just have to be more consistent. Al is definitely going to help us a lot because he draws a lot of attention. "If I can keep on having nights like this when he comes back it will be great for us. With Gerald (Henderson) and Ramon (Sessions) and our other role players I think well be a tough team to play against every night." New coach Steve Clifford believes the Bobcats havent started to tap their potential and believes the good start isnt a mirage. "Were defending and rebounding," Clifford said. "We have yet to play any sustained time with our best offensive player. Were playing younger guys so there is a lot of room for improvement." Clifford said he hopes to have Jefferson back for Friday nights game against Phoenix. The Nets, meanwhile, arent so sure about when Deron Williams will return to the court after he sprained his ankle in the second quarter when he landed on Walkers foot and his foot twisted inward. He fell to the floor in pain, holding his ankle. He did not return to the game and finished with four points and two assists in 14 minutes. "We dont know how long hes going to be out but, hopefully its a speedy recovery," Nets coach Jason Kidd said. Walker finished 12 of 20 from the field and knocked down four 3-pointers as the Bobcats snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Nets. The Bobcats nearly lost a 10-point lead with less than three minutes, but Walker hit two free throws with 6.1 seconds left to seal the win. Walker said hes been spending more time in the gym working on his jump shot and it paid off getting back to the basics. "Lately I have been taking a lot of off-balanced shots and making it tough for myself," Walker said. The Bobcats outscored the Nets 52-34 in the paint. "We were just being aggressive and took whatever they gave us," Walker said. "There were a lot of open lanes and we took them and were able to score." With owner Michael Jordan sitting on the end of the bench, the Bobcats started the second half with a 15-1 run to take control of the game. Walker had eight points during the stretch. The Bobcats led 53-50 at halftime behind 58 per cent shooting from the floor. Walker led the way with 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting. Andray Blatche led the Nets with a season-high 25 points while Joe Johnson added 19. However, the Nets had 18 turnovers and fell to 3-8. "Fifty-two points in the paint is unacceptable," Blatche said. "Thirty-plus points in a quarter is unacceptable. Its our song all season. We keep saying its early, but until we buckle down on defence, its going to be the same results. Weve got to take pride because its embarrassing. Its real embarrassing." Said Kidd: "The defence is something that weve got to get better at. Its something that we were working on the preseason and was something we thought coming into the season we could hold our hat on." Charlotte continues to play good defence, holding its opponent to under 100 points for the ninth time in 12 games. NOTES: Gerald Henderson scored 13 points and finished in double digits for the 10th time this season. ... Nets guard Alan Anderson had a season-high 16 points. ... The Bobcats are 6-1 in games decided by six points or fewer. Larry Foust Jersey .com) - Driphus Jackson had three touchdown passes, including two in a 19-second span in the opening quarter, to guide Rice to a 30-6 rout of Fresno State at the Hawaii Bowl. Joe Caldwell Jersey . The team announced the moves before Sundays game against Houston. Shaw was 1-4 with a 4.26 ERA in 43 games for the Diamondbacks. Bergesen was claimed off waivers from Baltimore on Friday. https://www.cheappistonsonline.com/956y-ray-scott-jersey-pistons.html . After two months of mediocrity, perhaps the Washington Nationals have turned the page. Strasburg struck out 11 in seven innings Wednesday night and the Nationals kept the Philadelphia Phillies bats quiet yet again in an 8-4, rain-interrupted win.(SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Rangers will try to post their longest winning streak of the season on Tuesday night when they visit a Calgary Flames club in the midst in its longest skid of the campaign. The Rangers have won the first two of their current four-game road trip, pushing their overall winning streak to three in a row. They opened the swing with a 5-1 rout of Vancouver, then shut out the Edmonton Oilers 2-0 on Sunday. Henrik Lundqvist made 16 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and 55th of his career. He has posted a 1.30 goals against average and .951 save percentage over New Yorks winning streak, earning the NHLs Third Star for the week on Monday. Defenseman Dan Girardi scored the only goal his club would need late in the first period and Carl Hagelin added an empty-net tally. Rich Nash had an assist to give him six goals and six helpers over a 10-game point streak. They stayed back and were waiting for us to make mistakes, Lundqvist said of Edmontons strategy. New York was without forward Derick Brassard, who has been kept away from the team due to a suspected case of the mumps. The Rangers cap their four-game swing on Saturday at Carolina and are likely to go with Lundqvist tonight. He is 3-3-0 with a 2.94 GAA and .878 save percentage inn six meetings with the Flames. Nathaniel Clifton Jersey. While New York is trending in the right direction, looking to win four in a row for the first time since a five-game run in March, Calgary is heading back home following a winless four-game trip. The Flames have lost a season-worst five straight overall, their longest losing streak since a six-game skid from Nov. 5-16, 2013. Calgary has scored a mere eight goals over its current rut and lost a 2-1 decision to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday to end its trip. The Hawks netted their winning goal with 7:03 to go in the game following a miscue by the Flames. Johnny Gaudreau, who set up Jiri Hudler for the lone Calgary goal, lost control of the puck when he fell down just inside the Chicago zone, triggering a counter rush for the Blackhawks. Jonathan Toews dished to Brandon Saad and he beat Jonas Hiller over the glove on a breakaway. We have to turn this thing around, Flames defenseman Kris Russell said. We arent happy with how things are going for us. Hiller stopped 26 shots for Calgary. He is 2-2-1 in his career versus the Rangers with a 1.36 GAA and .947 save percentage. While the Rangers have won three of the past four meetings overall, the Flames have taken three of the last four played in Calgary. ' ' '

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