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Jefferson lifts Bobcats past Clippers 95-91
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It took three quarters, but the Charlotte Bobcats finally were able to shut down Blake Griffin.
Then they shut down the high-powered Los Angeles Clippers, 95-91 Wednesday night.
Griffin scored 26 points in the first three quarters, but was limited to one point in the final 12 minutes, when he was 0 for 4 from the field, including a pair of misses in the final 20 seconds.
Al Jefferson had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead Charlotte to its first win over the Clippers in their last seven tries. The veteran center was 12 of 23 from the field as the Bobcats won for the third time in their last four games at home.
“We weren’t hitting a lot of shots tonight and Blake saved us for a long time,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Then they started trapping him. We got great 3-point looks. Some nights they go in and some nights they don’t. Tonight was one of the nights where they didn’t go in for us for the most part.”
Although the Bobcats did come up with a steal on Griffin when they doubled him once in the low post late in the game, the Clippers power forward said it wasn’t necessarily anything Charlotte did defensively that led to the loss.
The Clippers were 9 of 27 from the field in the fourth quarter.
“We missed shots,” Griffin said.
That, and a heads-up play by Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson.
With the game tied at 89, Ramon Sessions drove the lane and tossed up a floater up that hit nothing.
However, a cutting Henderson circled underneath the basket, caught the loose ball and - before the Clippers could react - elevated from the side of the rim and dunked for the go-ahead points with 22.5 seconds left.
Josh McRoberts sank two foul shots with 13.9 seconds left to push the lead to four. Griffin missed another layup and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added two more free throws with 7.7 seconds remaining to seal the victory.
Henderson finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.
The Clippers fell to 11-12 on the road this season and 6-3 since Chris Paul was forced to the bench with an injured right shoulder.
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