Augustin's 19 points lead Bobcats over Bucks 96-95

By Steve Reed

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Dec. 26 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Jennings, left, knocks the ball from Charlotte Bobcats' D.J. Augustin during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Dec. 26, 2011.

Chuck Burton, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — D.J. Augustin scored 19 points, rookie Kemba Walker added 13, including two free throws with 9.9 seconds remaining, and the Charlotte Bobcats erased a 14-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 96-95 on Monday night in their season opener.

Gerald Henderson added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats.

Brandon Jennings had 22 points for the Bucks, while Andrew Bogut had 17 points and nine rebounds.

The Bobcats got a huge lift off the bench from Walker and center Byron Mullens, who was acquired in a trade last week with the Thunder. Walker scored nine points in the second half creating shots off the dribble and chipped in with seven rebounds, while Mullens was 5 of 7 from the field for 10 points.

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