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CHARLOTTE, N. Max Pacioretty Team USA Hockey Jersey .C. -- The Charlotte Bobcats arent content with just securing a playoff spot, they want to move up in the Eastern Conference before the playoffs. If they play like they did on Tuesday night, they might just make it. Al Jefferson scored 30 points, Anthony Tolliver added 22, and the Bobcats had a franchise-record 42 assists to earn a rare win over the Dallas Mavericks, 114-89 on Tuesday night. "These guys, you can see it in their eyes. Now, were playing for something and trying to reach our goals," Jefferson said. "I think we can have a chance to make a move when we come back from the All-Star break." First, there is the matter of playing the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. The Nets are currently seventh in the East, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Bobcats. "It was really important to get this one and go to Brooklyn and beat a seed ahead of us," Jefferson said. The Bobcats had lost 17 of 18 against the Mavericks, but scored 60 points in the paint and tied a season-high with 12 3-pointers. Charlottes 42 assists on 45 field goals was the highest percentage (.933) in the NBA this season. "We were able to make the right play and knock in some shots," said Josh McRoberts, who had a career-high 13 assists. "We shared the ball pretty well, and it helps when youre making shots." Charlottes relatively easy victory came on the night it was announced that the wife of Bobcats owner Michael Jordan gave birth to the couples identical twin daughters. Jordans spokeswoman Estee Portnoy told The Associated Press on Tuesday night that Yvette Jordan gave birth to Victoria and Ysabel on Sunday in West Palm Beach, Fla. Jordan missed his teams fine performance. "I told them we couldnt lose concentration," Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said. "We had games this year where we were down 16 or 18 points in the third quarter and we came back. In this league it happens all of the time." But there was no comeback for the Mavericks. Dallas Dirk Nowitzki sprained his left ankle in the second quarter and was taken to the locker room for observation. He returned in the second half and finished with 16 points in 25 minutes. The Bobcats went 12 of 24 from beyond the arc, led by Tolliver, who was 5 of 6. Jefferson was 14 of 23 from the field and reached the 20-point plateau for the 14th time in 15 games. He has averaged 27 points per game during that span. Charlotte built a 58-44 lead at halftime behind 16 points each from Jefferson and Tolliver. Gerald Henderson added 15 points, and Bismack Biyombo scored 10 points on 5 of 5 shooting and blocked a 3-point attempt by Vince Carter. Nowitzki had been 16-0 against the Bobcats while averaging 26.1 points per game. But he had just two points in 10 minutes of action in the first half before rolling his ankle when he landed on McRoberts foot. Nowitzki said he will play Wednesday night at Indiana. He wasnt quite sure what went wrong in a game that was never close in the second half. "They really got whatever they wanted," Nowitzki said. "Jefferson on the block scored. When we doubled, he passed out and they shot the ball well. They broke us down on some penetrations. They had 40-something assists, which is unheard of. "Every time there was a breakdown defensively, and they made us pay all night long." Dallas primary problem was stopping Jefferson in the paint. Playing at the top of his game, the 10-year NBA veteran scored almost at will with a series of low post moves, pump fakes and up-and-under moves. And when he wasnt doing that he was moving the ball and helping create shots for his teammates. NOTES: It wasnt all good news for the Bobcats as point guard Kemba Walker left the game with tightness in his Achilles in the second half and didnt return. He is day-to-day. ... The Bobcats handed out a season-high 42 assists. ... Monta Ellis had 16 points and has reached double figures in six straight games for Dallas. ... The Bobcats honoured six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. Tim Thomas Jersey . Called on from the college ranks to replace Andy Reid, Kelly implemented a whole new atmosphere in the City of Brotherly Love and now has the Eagles in the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Joe Pavelski Team USA Hockey Jersey .J. -- The NHL reduced its penalty against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday for signing Ilya Kovalchuk in 2010.England captain Dylan Hartley is fit and well after coming through his first few minutes of rugby in almost two months. Hartley was knocked unconscious during Englands Six Nations Grand Slam-winning clash with France and, according to Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder, he has been champing at the bit to get going.The hooker came on for Mickey Haywood as his side secured European Champions Cup qualification for next season with a 28-20 Aviva Premiership victory at Gloucesters Kingsholm, scoring three tries through centre George Pisi and two from Wales wing George North. Fly-half Stephen Myler booted 13 points with three penalties and two conversions while all of Gloucesters points came in the first half as replacement full-back Lloyd Evans and flanker Ross Moriarty grabbed tries and Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw, playing in an unaccustomed fly-half role rather than his regular scrum-half position, booted two penalties and two conversions.With Northampton out of the end-of-season Premiership play-offs, Hartleys only chance for a decent run-out before the England tour to Australia will be in the Test match with Wales at the end of this month, which is live on Sky Sports. He has not rushed it and he probably needs a bit more game time to get back up to speed but we are delighted to see him back. Jim Mallinder on Dylan Hartley While Mallinder thought Hartley would rather rest in the summer, joking about sitting in a deckchair, he said: Dylan has been frustrated that he has not been able to play.He has been injured and taken his time. He has not rushed it and he probably needs a bit more game time to get back up to speed but we are delighted to see him back.Mallinderr was left frustrated by Northamptons inability to get into the play-offs. Kyle Palmieri Team USA Hockey Jersey. He said: It is a satisfying win but we are not getting carried away because we want to finish in the top four.It is the first time in a few years that we have not done that but we have to regroup. You reset your targets and that was to beat Bath and to beat Gloucester and to qualify in fifth position and so we are pleased that we have managed that.The season, with the Premiership starting late due to the Rugby World Cup, was a disruption.It did not help us but if you want to get into the top four, you have got to go away to Worcester, London Irish and Newcastle and you cant be losing by a point or two which is what we did.The first half here was one of our most uncontrolled performances that we have done away from home in the Premiership. I am glad we recovered. George North scored two tries against Gloucester It was a tough way for Gloucester to end their own season, slumping to eighth in the table without qualifying for either the play-offs or the top tier of European Cup rugby.Director of rugby David Humphreys said: For the first 35 minutes, we were playing really well with ambition and accuracy.To build up a 20-point lead, that is time for us to kick on and win the game.Credit to Northampton, they came back but two of their tries came off our lineouts which is disappointing.It is not the reason we lost the game but it is very disappointing to finish the season like that. Also See: Saints seal Champions Cup spot Ella to help England England not finished product Rugby Union on SkyCheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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