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Maggette scores 29 as Bobcats dump Magic 100-84

By Steve Reed

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, March 6 2012 7:40 p.m. MST

Orlando Magic's Jameer Nelson comes from behind to steal the ball away from Charlotte Bobcats' D.J. Augustin, front, who tries to shoot in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

Bob Leverone, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Corey Maggette scored a season-high 29 points, Gerald Henderson hit some big shots in the fourth quarter, and the Charlotte Bobcats overcame a 20-point, first-half deficit to beat the Orlando Magic 100-84 Tuesday night.

The Bobcats came in having lost 21 of their last 22 games, but seemed to get a spark after coach Paul Silas was ejected in the second quarter with the team trailing by 18.

The Bobcats also got a big game from rookie center Bismack Biyombo, who battled toe-to-toe with Dwight Howard and had 10 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.

Howard had 15 points and 17 rebounds, and Ryan Anderson added 14 points and 11 boards for the Magic.

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