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NBA: Charlotte 73, New Orleans 71

March 12, 2012 at 10:42 PM

NEW ORLEANS, March 12 (UPI) -- Bismack Biyombo preserved Charlotte's victory with a block of a Trevor Ariza dunk Monday, ensuring the Bobcats' 73-71 decision over New Orleans.

Biyombo rejected Ariza's dunk attempt with 5.2 seconds remaining, handing a victory to Charlotte in a battle between the teams with the worst records in the NBA's two conferences.

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Biyombo finished with 12 points and four dunks while Gerald Henderson scored 15 points and Kemba Walker had 14 off the bench for the 6-34 Bobcats.

New Orleans (10-32) was led by Jarrett Jack with 15 points while Chris Kaman contributed 12 and 16 rebounds for the Hornets.

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