Jefferson lifts Bobcats past Knicks, 108-98

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Al Jefferson scored a season-high 35 points, Kemba Walker had 12 of his 25 in the fourth quarter and the Charlotte Bobcats snapped the New York Knicks' five-game winning streak with a 108-98 victory Tuesday night.

The Bobcats were in need of a win after losing three straight games and eight of their last 10.

Walker was 4 of 4 from the field in the fourth quarter, including 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions. He also finished with seven rebounds and five assists.

Gerald Henderson chipped in with 17 points for Charlotte (16-23), and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had eight points and seven rebounds after sitting out the last 19 games with a broken left hand.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 20 points and six rebounds.

The Knicks (15-23) lost in Tyson Chandler's return to the lineup after missing four games with bronchitis.

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