ORLANDO, Fla. -- With the help of a 20-20 game from Nikola Vucevic, the Orlando Magic overcame a rough start against the Charlotte Bobcats for only their second overtime victory of the season.
Vucevic's 24 points and 23 rebounds, along with two key baskets by Jameer Nelson in his return from a four-game absence, lifted the Magic to a 110-105 win.
Down by 16 points in the first quarter and trailing 50-41 at halftime, the Magic never led until Vucevic hit a jump shot from the top of the key more than halfway through the fourth quarter. They were behind 97-94 until Arron Afflalo, with the help of a screen by Vucevic, tied the score on a 3-pointer with 7.4 seconds remaining in regulation.
Kemba Walker missed what would have been a game-winning jumper over Victor Oladipo at the buzzer.
Largely because of Vucevic, the Magic finished with a 57-36 advantage in rebounds. Al Jefferson, who had 30 points and 16 rebounds when the Bobcats won in Orlando in January, was held to 21 points and ...