BrainerdDispatch.com | Brainerd, Minnesota

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For the first time in more than two months, there were smiles and laughter throughout the Charlotte Bobcats locker room following a home game.

The Bobcats’ long home losing streak had finally ended.

Gerald Henderson made a 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left to lift the Bobcats to a 102-101 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night, snapping a 16-game home losing streak.

The Bobcats streak was stopped two losses short of the NBA record held by the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks.

Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 25 points and Ramon Sessions finished with 23 as the Bobcats won at home for the first time since Nov. 21. Henderson finished with 15 points.

Luke Ridnour had a season-high 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead Minnesota, which has lost nine of 10.

Henderson’s game-winner capped a frantic final 29 seconds after Ricky Rubio put the Timberwolves up 101-99 with a reverse layup.

MINNESOTA (101)

Kirilenko 2-6 6-6 10, D.Williams 2-8 0-2 5, Stiemsma 4-4 3-4 11, Rubio 4-9 5-6 14, Ridnour 9-14 1-1 22, Gelabale 1-4 1-1 4, Barea 7-18 1-1 19, Cunningham 5-11 0-2 10, Johnson 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 37-77 17-23 101.

CHARLOTTE (102)

Kidd-Gilchrist 1-2 0-0 2, Warrick 1-3 0-0 2, Biyombo 4-4 2-4 10, Walker 8-17 6-6 25, Henderson 6-14 2-2 15, Adrien 1-1 0-0 2, Sessions 7-11 9-10 23, Gordon 7-13 4-4 18, Haywood 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 1-6 0-0 2, Taylor 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 37-73 23-26 102.

Minnesota 34 24 19 24 — 101

Charlotte 22 25 26 29 — 102

3-Point Goals_Minnesota 10-20 (Barea 4-7, Ridnour 3-5, D.Williams 1-2, Rubio 1-2, Gelabale 1-3, Kirilenko 0-1), Charlotte 5-11 (Walker 3-5, Henderson 1-1, Taylor 1-2, Sessions 0-1, Gordon 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Minnesota 44 (Ridnour, Stiemsma 7), Charlotte 41 (Biyombo 13). Assists_Minnesota 23 (Rubio 8), Charlotte 21 (Walker 8). Total Fouls_Minnesota 24, Charlotte 22. Technicals_Gordon, Charlotte defensive three second. A_15,397 (19,077).