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Wednesday, February 12th (All times Eastern)

Charlotte Bobcats (23-29) at Brooklyn Nets (23-26), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Brooklyn Nets are inching closer to that .500 mark and will try to take another step forward Wednesday night when they host the Charlotte Bobcats at the Barclays Center.

The Nets have taken three of their last four and all three victories have come at home. They play in Chicago on Thursday, then, after the All-Star break, go west for five consecutive games.

On Sunday, rookie Mason Plumlee tallied a career-high 22 points and the Nets put together a big first half that set the tone for a 93-81 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

"He brings youth, athletic ability and you can see the hard work he's put in," said Nets head coach Jason Kidd of Plumlee's performance.

Plumlee made good on 8-of-10 shot attempts and matched a personal best with 13 boards to lead a strong effort from the Brooklyn bench. Fellow reserve Mirza Teletovic also posted a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds, with Alan Anderson contributing 13 points to help the Nets shake off a 16-point loss at Detroit on Friday.

None of the Nets starters scored in double figures, but 11 of the 12 Brooklyn players who saw action, scored at least a point.

The Nets shot 53 percent overall as a team and stifled the Pelicans over the first two quarters to build a commanding 51-28 lead at the break.

The Bobcats alternated wins and losses over their last five, but the most recent decision was a resounding, 25-point home victory over the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday.

It was only the second win in team history against the Mavs.

Al Jefferson racked up 30 points and Anthony Tolliver added a season-high 22 in the Bobcats' 114-89 drubbing of the Mavericks at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Jefferson went 14-of-23 from the field and Tolliver knocked down 5-of-10 attempts from 3-point range for a Bobcats team that shot an impressive 54.9.

Gerald Henderson finished with 15 points on a 7-of-11 success rate for Charlotte, with Josh McRoberts contributing a career-best 13 assists to the rout. Bismack Biyombo netted 10 in the win.

"The defense had to pick and choose its poison," said Jefferson. "They could play me one-on-one. If they didn't, then Josh had threes or Kemba (Walker) was attacking."

Walker finished with seven points before exiting in the fourth quarter with a sore Achilles tendon.

The Bobcats beat the Nets by four in Charlotte on Nov. 20 to snap a seven-game series losing streak. The Nets have won four in a row as the host in this series.

02/12 10:30:10 ET

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Final
ECU 56
TEMPL 70
 
Final
NCCU 69
NCAT 58
 
Final
DET 4
ATL 6
 
Final
TAM 2
BAL 3
 
Final
PIT 1
NYY 2
 
Final
HOU 6
PHI 3
 
Final
MIA 1
STL 4
 
Final
SFG 8
CHC 6
 
Final
CIN 3
CLE 9
 
Final
CWS 1
LOS 6
 
Final
ANA 3
MIL 2
 
Final
CHC 2
OAK 2
 
Final
SEA 9
SDP 4
 
Final
KAN 5
TEX 4
 
Final
ARI 4
COL 3
 
Final
WAS 5
NYM 4
 
6th
MIN 9
BOS 8
 
Final
BAL 5
TOR 0
 
3rd
CHI 64
OKC 68
 
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DAL
Final
MDES 89
MRGST 76
 
Final
SIENA 71
NIAG 54
Final
LEH 62
AMER 68
 
Final
SCAR 74
ARK 78
 
Final
LAF 89
BU 64
 
Final
PETE 63
FAIR 33
Final
BUCK 90
HC 83
 
Final
UNF 71
LIP 57
 
Final
TENNM 65
MORE 76
Final
COL 72
NAVY 62
 
Final
ECU 56
TEMPL 70
 
Final
FATL 62
UAB 59
 
Final
FLGC 62
USCU 63
 
Final
CHAR 84
WKENT 88
 
Final
MINN 63
WISC 76
Final
MIZST 48
SILL 55
 
Final
COPST 92
DELST 104
 
Final
FIU 59
MTST 54
 
2nd
HAMP 65
NORST 74
 
Final
NCCU 69
NCAT 58
 
Final
COOK 62
SCST 72
 
Final
APP 67
TXST 64
 
Final
GSOUT 76
TXARL 64
 
2nd
LAMON 41
UGST 43
 
2nd
ODU 65
MARS 48
 
2nd
TXSA 71
RICE 75
 
2nd
FAM 35
SAV 36
 
2nd
LATU 68
SMISS 49
 
Half
JST 42
ALAAM 28
 
Half
GRAM 21
ALAST 34
 
Half
TXSOU 40
ALCOR 30
 
2nd
NICST 51
CARK 35
 
2nd
TAMCC 46
HOUB 35
 
2nd
NARZ 28
PORST 31
 
Half
LAM 30
SHSU 32
 
2nd
ARKST 37
SALA 57
 
1st
PVU 29
SOUTH 27
 
Half
LALAF 32
ARKLR 27
 
1st
NO 42
SELA 34
 
1st
INCWORD 11
ABCHRIST 11
 
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MVSU 0
ARKPB 0
 
1st
ARZ 37
CAL 18
 
Half
WASH 17
COL 30
 
1st
WEBER 33
IDAHO 25
 
1st
UCONN 21
MEM 26
 
Half
UTEP 38
UNT 22
 
1st
STEPH 43
NWST 30
 
Half
SUTAH 37
SACST 36
 
1st
DAVID 36
VCU 18
 
Half
IDST 26
EWASH 41
 
1st
QUIN 17
MAR 29
 
1st
BEL 25
EILL 9
 
1st
DRAK 7
BRAD 5
 
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LBSU
CSNO
 
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UCI
CSFU
 
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UCD
UCR
 
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ARST
STAN
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WASU
UTAH
2nd OT
BOS 3
CAL 3
 
Final
WAS 1
MIN 2
 
Final
PHI 3
STL 1
3rd
FLA 3
DAL 2
 
3rd
TAM 3
TOR 1
 
2nd Intermission
NAS 1
NYI 2
 
1st Intermission
ARI 1
VAN 0
 
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