NBA: Charlotte 108, Minnesota 105 (OT)

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- D.J. Augustin scored 12 of his 16 points during the fourth period and overtime Wednesday in rallying the Charlotte Bobcats to a 108-105 win over Minnesota.

The Bobcats snapped a nine-game road losing streak.


Augustin hit a jumper with 1:17 to go in the extra period to give the Bobcats a six-point lead and they held on for the win despite not scoring another point.

Michael Beasley missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer that would have sent the game into a second overtime.

Neither side could score in the final 54 seconds of regulation after Augustin made 2-of-3 foul shots to tie it. Minnesota held an eight-point lead midway through the fourth period.

Charlotte won on the road for the first time since Nov. 12 at Washington.

Tyrus Thomas had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Bobcats, who played without guard Stephen Jackson (right knee), forward Gerald Wallace (ankle) and center Nazr Mohammed (right knee).

Minnesota was paced by 35 points and 15 rebounds from Kevin Love. Beasley had 28.

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