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Jefferson ties career high with 40, Bobcats send Lakers to 18th loss in 21 games, 110-100

  • Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson, right front, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol, of Spain, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson, right front, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol, of Spain, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson, right, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers forward Ryan Kelly defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson, right, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers forward Ryan Kelly defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Al Jefferson tied a career high with 40 points, 16 of them in the fourth quarter, and grabbed 18 rebounds to help the Charlotte Bobcats send the floundering Los Angeles Lakers to their sixth straight defeat with a 110-100 victory Friday night.

Jefferson set a franchise record with his 11th straight game of 20 or more points, eclipsing the previous mark set by Jason Richardson in 2007-08.

Gerald Henderson added 20 points for the Bobcats. Starting point guard Kemba Walker missed his sixth straight game since a sprained left ankle ended his career-opening consecutive game streak of 190.

Pau Gasol had 24 points and Nick Young 21 off the bench for Los Angeles, which lost for the 18th time in 21 games.