CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Stephen Jackson scored 32 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with a minute left in overtime to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to an 87-86 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks and further crowd the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Jackson won a scoring duel with John Salmons, who had 28 points and whose 3-pointer in the closing second of regulation tied it.
The game wasn't decided until Charlotte's Tyson Chandler batted teammate Raymond Felton's miss back to midcourt, where Felton grabbed it as time expired. Charlotte (40-35) survived coach Larry Brown's ejection to win for the 12th time in 16 games and move within a game of the fifth-place Bucks (41-34).
Carlos Delfino scored 14 points in his first game since a scary head injury for the Bucks.
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