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Al Jefferson scores 35 to lead Bobcats past Nuggets 101-98

  • Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson reacts after hitting key shot to put the Bobcats ahead of the Denver Nuggets late in the fourth quarter of the Bobcats' 101-98 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson reacts after hitting key shot to put the Bobcats ahead of the Denver Nuggets late in the fourth quarter of the Bobcats' 101-98 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson, back left, puts up shot over Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov, back right, of Russia, for basket to give the Bobcats a three-point lead with 23 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Bobcats' 101-98 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson, front, looks on. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson, back left, puts up shot over Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov, back right, of Russia, for basket to give the Bobcats a three-point lead with 23 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Bobcats' 101-98 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson, front, looks on. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson jokes with photographers as he is stretched before facing the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson jokes with photographers as he is stretched before facing the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

Al Jefferson matched a season high with 35 points, including a key basket in the final seconds, and the Charlotte Bobcats hung on to beat the Denver Nuggets 101-98 on Wednesday night.

Jefferson, who has scored 20 points or more in 10 straight games, also had 11 rebounds for his 14th double-double in his last 22 games.

Gerald Henderson and Ramon Sessions each added 16 points for the Bobcats who beat the Nuggets in Denver for only the second time in eight games here.

Randy Foye scored 33 points to lead Denver, which was without leading scorer Ty Lawson (left shoulder). His replacement, Nate Robinson, was knocked out of the game in the first quarter with a left knee sprain.