Bobcats threatening to finish as worst ever

Posted: April 24, 2012

The Charlotte Bobcats are threating to steal the designation of "worst ever" held for nearly 40 years by the 76ers of 1972-73.

John Wall had 16 points and 14 assists, Nene scored 18 points and Jan Vesely had 16 points on 8-for-8 shooting and the host Washington Wizards handed the Bobcats their 21st straight loss, 101-73 on Monday night.

If Charlotte (7-57) loses its final two games, the Bobcats will finish with the worst winning percentage in NBA history at .106. The 76ers were 9-73 in 1973, or .109.

Pacers ease past Detroit

Paul George scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to help Indiana beat Detroit 103-97 with many of the Pacers' stars resting for the playoffs.

George made 13 of 15 free throws and grabbed 10 rebounds. David West scored 20 points and Leandro Barbosa and Tyler Hansbrough added 13 points each for Indiana.

Bucks ousted

The Milwaukee Bucks are out of the NBA playoffs, despite getting 25 points from Brandon Jennings in a 92-86 victory over the visiting Toronto Raptors.

Milwaukee's postseason fate was determined earlier in the evening when the 76ers beat the New Jersey Nets, 105-87, to clinch the eighth playoff berth in the Eastern Conference and eliminate the Bucks.

Ersan Ilyasova added 19 points and 15 rebounds for Milwaukee.

James Johnson had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors, who have lost four straight games.

- Associated Press

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