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Final: Bobcats 96, Cavs 94 in OT. Bobcats clinch playoff spot, draw closer to sixth-place Washington.
Spencer Hawes swishes a 3. Bobcats up one with 4.1 seconds left.
Kyrie Irving misses a wide-open 3. Cavs foul Gerald Henderson. He makes both. Four-point lead with seven seconds left in OT.
Cody Zeller's 11 rebounds a career high.
Kyrie Irving's 44 points a career high
This just in: Andy Varejao complains a lot.
Playing Ray Charles during a timeout here. Gotta love that choice.
Bobcats 9-of-15 from the foul line.
Al Jefferson back in the game, so Anderson Varejao checks in, too.
Cavs have done a terrific job so far guarding Al Jefferson, who has 15 points off 17 shots.
End of third: Cavs 66, Bobcats 62.
Cavs, who trailed by as much as 11, take a 61-58 lead on Kyrie Irving's 3. Maybe he really does love Cleveland.
Pistons trail the Celtics by 19 in Auburn Hills. Can't see Bobcats getting that pick in 2014.
Strong, bulky guys, like Anderson Varejao tonight, have a better chance at guarding Al Jefferson than the jumping-jack centers.
Al Jefferson hasn't scored in this half. He's taken only two shots.
Not quite sure what's become of Luol Deng in Cleveland. He's 2-of-9 from the field and seems about the fourth option.
Cavs coach Mike Brown said pre-game his team plays consistently only about 35 minutes a night. That 2nd quarter illustrated his point.
Halftime: Bobcats 40, Cavs 33.
Cavs double-teaming Al Jefferson very aggressively. He's 3-of-9 from field for seven points.
Bobcats and Cavs have combined to make 23 of 68 shots. I assure you that's not all about defense tonight.
They just showed Bobcats coach Mark Price and his retired jersey here. Big ovation from the crowd.
The last five minutes of this Bobcats-Cavs game has been church-league quality....maybe.
Gary Neal draws the T, reacting to being called for an offensive foul.
Bulls beating Wizards 52-26 at halftime.
End of first: Cavs 21, Bobcats 17,
If ESPN needs "Not top-10 plays," Anderson Varejao and Tyler Zeller fighting each over for a rebound and losing it out of bounds qualifies.
Cody Zeller strips Tyler Zeller at the rim.
Bobcats 2-of-7 from foul line so far.
Think we're about to see some Zeller-on-Zeller action.
Cody Zeller is the more logical guy to guard Spencer Hawes because of Hawes' shooting range. But Cody will be challenged by this matchup.
Dion Waiters blocks Al Jefferson at the rim. Kid has some ups.
Second charge Cody Zeller has taken in consecutive games.
Steve Clifford said MKG is fine to play tonight after bruising his back against the Magic. As expected, Josh McRoberts (ankle) out again.
Based on his Twitter posts last night, Kyrie Irving is put out with the Cleveland media.
Jeff Taylor getting up some shots at Quicken Loans Arena. http://t.co/JLBqXFSNmn
The race between Memphis, Phoenix and Dallas for last 2 playoff spots in West is fascinating. A really good team will miss the post-season.
Just catching up on DeSean Jackson interview. Well done. But did he have to go all Steve Urkel in his look?
Not sure I've ever seen this: Fourth quarter and Warriors in striking distance to double Kings' points.
For all practical purposes Hawks assured themselves the playoffs tonight: All of Knicks' remaining games against playoff teams.
Wizards beat the Knicks in New York.
FINAL: Bobcats 91, Magic 80
"MVP-MVP" as Al Jefferson takes free throws.
Al Jefferson about to re-enter game with Bobcats up 12.
Nice put-back by Biz off Kemba's missed drive.
Twenty-one point lead down to nine on a Tobias Harris 3-pointer.
End of third: Bobcats 72, Magic 60. Lead had been as much as 21.
Big Al gets a technical foul. Anthony Tolliver comes over to calm him down.
Assuming this 17-point lead holds up, Bobcats will be .500 for the first time since 7-7 early this season.
MKG starts second half
MKG has a bruised back. His return is questionable.
The beauty of Anthony Tolliver is he always stays ready whether he plays or not. Hit two 3s in his first 6 minutes tonight.
Kyle O'Quinn has the ball 1 1/2 feet from the basket. Never looks to shoot. Kinda strange decision to pass into a turnover.
End of first quarter: Bobcats 20, Magic 19
That MKG fall was frighteningly reminiscent of the concussion he suffered in Houston last season.
Luke Ridnour just stripped Victor Oladipo from behind, then hit a jumper. Probably best play he's made as a Bobcat.
Kemba back to bench after getting an ankle retaped.
MKG being helped to training room. Appears to be favoring his back after hard fall to the floor.
MKG on the floor after a collision with Dewayne Dedmon.
Kemba Walker going back to the training room.
Magic is 1-of-7 from the field.
Magic center Nik Vucevic (sore Achilles) did not start tonight. Status is unclear. He's in uniform.
Pargo threw one ball high above head, drilled a 3 with another ball, catches first one and drills another 3.
Steve Clifford called Arron Afflalo "an All-Star caliber player." That's not coach-speak. Clifford coached Afflalo and is a big fan.
That game in Orlando a week ago the Magic won the boards 57-36. Gerald Henderson's mistake, going under a screen, sent the game to OT.
Steve Clifford said better rebounding and pick-and-roll defense are musts tonight against the Magic (more)
Steve Clifford confirms Josh McRoberts (ankle) will miss tonight's and tomorrow's games.
McRoberts out tonight and for all practical purposes Saturday. They're shooting for practice Monday.
I'd be surprised if Josh McRoberts plays tonight or Saturday.
Years from now James Michael McAdoo might become poster boy for why you can't turn pro before Soph season. That is not the rep you want.
If he had the option of turning pro out of HS, NBA might have paid for potential. Now he defines "diminishing asset."
The weird thing about James Michael McAdoo turning pro? It's both too late and too early.
I have taken my name out of consideration for the David Letterman spot in 2015. Press release coming....
I get how America would rather watch Bengals-Raiders. But this OKC-SA game is compelling.
Based on that picture Hannibal Lecter ate Collison's face with a nice Chiante.
If Spurs manage to win tonight they are all that.
Man Ibaka protecting that paint!!! Like it as to be protected play defense.. Playoffs getting close
If ESPN shows Rick Pitino one more time it crossed the Katherine Webb threshold.
Mike Woodson and Larry Brown are very close so no surprise Woodie at NIT Final tonight.
Bobcats listing Josh McRoberts as 'doubtful" for Magic game. I'm guessing if he doesn't play Friday, won't play Saturday.
Seems a long time ago McAdoo and Anthony Davis were co-MVPs at that McDonald's game in Charlotte.
If the 2014 drat is what it's been cracked up to be, I hope McAdoo doesn't regret this choice.
UNC's James Michael McAdoo jumping into 2014 NBA draft pool.
Bobcats are off today, so we probably won't know about Josh McRobert's status for Magic game before Friday shootaround at the earliest.
The best way to get off a guilt trip is to first admit your guilt. Don’t bury it, don’t deny it, and don’t ignore it. Just own up to it!- RW
“The LORD gave us mind and conscience; we cannot hide from ourselves.” Proverbs 20:27
Curious: When, exactly, do all the Bobcats fans who said signing Al Jefferson was beyond dumb say, "Ooops."