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Updated Apr 30, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Bobcats hold off Magic, get back to .500

Charlotte Bobcats' Al Jefferson, center, shoots between Orlando Magic's Tobias Harris, left, and Dewayne Dedmon, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Al Jefferson had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats held off a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Orlando Magic 91-80 on Friday night.

Kemba Walker added 13 points and 10 assists, Anthony Tolliver scored 13 points and Gary Neal 12 for the Bobcats, who at 38-38 are back at .500 for the first time since Nov. 23, when they were 7-7.

Victor Oladipo scored 21 points and three others finished in double figures for the Magic, who shot just 35.6 percent from the field and made 3 of 11 3-pointers.

Despite that, Orlando managed to cut a 21-point Charlotte lead to 76-69 on Oladipo’s 3-pointer with 8:58 left in the fourth quarter. But Neal’s three-point play 26 seconds later pushed the Bobcats’ lead back into double figures.

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