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Jefferson, Bobcats power past Nets in OT, 116-111

  • Article by: STEVE REED
  • Associated Press
  • March 26, 2014 - 8:55 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Al Jefferson scored 35 points, Kemba Walker had a double-double and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Brooklyn Nets 116-111 in overtime Wednesday night for their 10th victory at home in the last 12 games.

Walker had 20 points and 12 assists and Chris Douglas-Roberts had 16 points, including two big jump shots in overtime.

It was Jefferson's 12th 30-point game this season for the Bobcats, who beat the Nets for only the second time in the last 11 meetings.

The win pulled the Bobcats within three games of the Nets, the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. Charlotte (35-37) has the conference's seventh-best record.

Deron Williams finished with 29 points for Brooklyn, after scoring 18 in the first quarter. Joe Johnson had 18.

Josh McRoberts put the Bobcats ahead for good in overtime when he pulled off a reverse dunk in traffic.

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