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Al Jefferson scores 35 as Bobcats beat Knicks

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Al Jefferson put up 35 points and added 8 rebounds, while Kemba Walker added 25 points and 7 rebounds to help the Charlotte Bobcats take down the New York Knicks, 108-98. The Bobcats had an impressive game shooting the ball, finishing 38-75 (50.7%) from the field and 26-33 (78.8%) at the free throw line. Charlotte (16-23) has won just two of its last 10 games.

Jefferson shot 14-20 and went 7-8 from the free throw line, in what was an efficient performance. Despite the loss, Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points for New York on 9-22 shooting.

Charlotte avoided turning the ball over, even against a New York defense that forces the league's second-most turnovers (opponents' TO% of 27.1%). The Bobcats finished this game with a TO% of 5.4%, and commit the fewest miscues in the NBA (TO% of 12.6%) thus far this season. After putting up a sparkling assist-to-turnover ratio of 4.20, the Bobcats are 5-2 on the season when eclipsing 2.50 in this category. However, the Knicks are 1-2 when allowing their opponents to achieve such a lofty ratio.

This loss snaps a five-game winning streak for New York, dropping them to 15-23 on the year.

Coming up, the Bobcats take on the Philadelphia 76ers, who are 12-25 on the season. The Knicks match up against the Indiana Pacers, currently sitting at 30-7 this year. The Bobcats have a 1-0 record against Philadelphia this season. The Knicks have a 0-1 record against Indiana this season.


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