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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Jameer Nelson scored six of his 21 points in overtime and the Orlando Magic recovered after blowing a big lead to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 106-95 on Saturday night for their third straight victory.
While the Bobcats had won nine straight at home and entered 18-4 on their home floor, the Magic’s experience showed late despite a recent streak of bad play.
After Stephen Jackson’s layup with 1.2 seconds left in regulation completed Charlotte’s comeback from a 16-point third-quarter deficit, Nelson hit a jumper and two free throws in an 11-0 run to start OT.
Vince Carter added 21 points and helped hold Gerald Wallace to nine points.
D.J. Augustin scored 22 points for Charlotte, which starts a six-game trip on a two-game losing streak.