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NBA Game Summary - Charlotte at Orlando



(Friday, January 17th)

Final Score: Charlotte 111, Orlando 101

Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - In a battle of the two basement teams in the Southeast Division, Al Jefferson did his best to keep his team from falling further toward the bottom.

Jefferson poured in a game-high 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 111-101 win over the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center.

Kemba Walker totaled 19 points and 10 assists, while Josh McRoberts and Gerald Henderson finished with 17 points apiece for the Bobcats, who have won two of their last three.

Arron Afflalo scored 24 and Tobias Harris and Jameer Nelson added 18 apiece for the Magic, who have not won yet in 2014. Glen Davis contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Victor Oladipo had 11 points and 10 assists in defeat.

Orlando went on an 18-3 tear to take a 44-43 lead with 4:15 left in the first half. Following the run there were two ties and five lead changes before a Davis 22-foot jumper gave the Magic a 53-52 lead at the break.

Just over a minute into the second half Charlotte called a timeout after two baskets by Orlando that made the score 57-52. The timeout changed the momentum and helped the Bobcats explode for a 22-7 run, which allowed them to take the lead with 6 1/2 minutes left in the third.

The teams traded baskets to close out the rest of the quarter and Charlotte carried 78-74 lead into the final 12 minutes.

"I like the way we played. We had good fight," Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford said. "There were times there where we could have caved, but we showed good poise and good execution."

The Magic attempted to chip away at the lead through the first three minutes of the fourth quarter but were matched by the Bobcats until six straight Charlotte free throws made the margin nine points with 7:47 to play.

"Some nights are tougher than others, we talked about before the game the mental part, which I was concerned," said Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn "The 19-2 start for us was part of that mental part but I think overall we showed some resovle to come back at halftime, mentally challenging night for us."

The Bobcats stretched their advantage to as many as 12 points with 3:51 left, however, Orlando went on an 8-2 run to pull within six points with just under 2 1/2 minutes to play.

Orlando only managed a pair of free throws the rest of the way, while Charlotte netted three baskets to finish off the Magic.

Through the first 7:20 the Bobcats were immediately in control on the strength of a 21-3 tear, however, Orlando pulled within 12, 30-18, at the end of the quarter.

Game Notes

Charlotte shot 52.7 percent (39-for-74) from the field, while Orlando made 46.3 percent (38-for-82) of its field goals ... The Bobcats are 9-2 this season when they score 100 points or more ... Orlando is 0-10 this season when opponents shoot 50 percent or better ... Charlotte is 4-0 this season when they shoot over .500 from the field ... The Bobcats host the Miami Heat Saturday ... The Magic face the Boston Celtics at home on Sunday.

01/18 00:22:01 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
Half
NCSU 42
ND 30
 
Final
CHI 84
MIA 96
Final
CLE 108
OKC 98
Half
NOP 61
DAL 56
 
3rd
ORL 51
IND 53
 
3rd
PHO 60
LAC 58
 
Half
ATL 61
MIN 47
 
1st
TOR 20
DET 16
 
1st
SAN 12
MIL 24
 
8:00pm Tonight
GSW
BOS
8:00pm Tonight
DEN
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
LAL
HOU
Final
UCONN 66
SFLA 53
Final
GT 62
BC 64
Final
VT 47
UVA 50
Final
OSU 82
IND 70
Final
UCF 46
CIN 56
Final
WICHS 74
DRAK 40
Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
Final
MAR 73
FAIR 67
 
Final
HART 61
MAINE 70
 
Final
MAN 71
MON 64
 
Final
PRIN 96
ROWAN 48
 
Final
SIENA 55
PETE 69
 
Final
RIU 53
BONA 48
Final
BING 54
USB 61
 
Final
MLOWELL 50
VERM 61
 
Final
BUT 77
SHU 57
Final
SALA 55
YALE 72
 
Final
PITT 68
LOU 80
Final
ILLST 53
NIOWA 54
Final
GTDNS 69
UMBC 55
 
Final
IONA 87
NIAG 64
 
1st
TENST 29
BEL 23
 
Half
NCSU 42
ND 30
 
1st
VILL 17
CREI 6
 
7:30pm Tonight
MD
NW
8:30pm Tonight
UTAH
WASH
3rd
TEAMFOLI 9
TEAMTOEWS 12
 
8:15pm Tonight
CARTER
IRVIN