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Jefferson, Bobcats get rare win over Mavs 114-89

  • Article by: STEVE REED
  • Associated Press
  • February 11, 2014 - 8:30 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Al Jefferson scored 30 points, Anthony Tolliver added 22 points, and the Charlotte Bobcats earned a rare win over the Dallas Mavericks, 114-89 on Tuesday night.

The Bobcats had lost 17 of 18 against the Mavericks, but they scored 60 points in the paint and tied a season-high with 12 3-pointers to snap Dallas' five-game winning streak.

Tolliver was 5 of 6 from 3-point range, and the Bobcats went 12 of 24 from beyond the arc.

Jefferson was 14 of 23 from the field and reached the 20-point plateau for the 14th time in 15 games. He has averaged 27 points per game during that span.

Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki sprained his left ankle in the second quarter and was taken to the locker room for observation. He returned in the second half and finished with 16 points in 25 minutes.

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