NEWARK, N.J. – D.J. Augustin hit a jumper with 1.1 seconds remaining, leading the Charlotte Bobcats to a 105-103 victory over the New Jersey Nets Monday night.
Nets guard Sasha Vujacic, who finished with 19 points, hit a long 3-pointer to tie the game at 103 with 10.9 seconds remaining.
Augustin, who had 19 points and 11 assists, brought the ball down the floor. With 5 seconds left, he used a crossover dribble to get some distance, then made the 19-foot jumper while falling down.
Nets center Brook Lopez, who scored a game-high 31 points, heaved a desperation shot at the buzzer that was wide left.
The Bobcats used strong third quarter shooting to move past the Nets, connecting on 14 of 23 in the period to turn a four-point halftime deficit into a six-point lead.
Dante Cunningham tied a career high with 21 points and Boris Diaw added 20 points, 18 in the second half, for Charlotte. Gerald Henderson added 14 points.
Jordan Farmar had 20 points and nine assists for the Nets.
The two teams were missing several players, competing with severely depleted and injury-riddled rosters as they continued to play out the string.
The Nets took a 53-49 lead at the half, thanks to Lopez. He had 14 points in the first half to pace New Jersey.
The Bobcats outscored the Nets 17-6 over the first five minutes of the third quarter to take a 66-59 lead.
Diaw, who was limited to just two points in the first half, scored seven during that span to key the run.
The Bobcats increased the lead to 75-65 with 2:45 left on a jumper from Augustin.
The Nets tied it at 91-91 on two free throws from Farmar with 3:22 left, but Cunningham gave the lead back to the Bobcats on a corner jumper with 2:40 left.
Vujacic gave the Nets their first lead of the second half with a long 3-pointer with 2:02 left, putting New Jersey ahead 94-93.
Diaw then answered with a 3-point play, driving the lane and drawing a foul with 1:41 left, giving Charlotte a 96-94 advantage.
Notes: The Nets announced that guard Deron Williams underwent right wrist surgery on Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. ... Williams' wrist will be encased in a soft splint for two weeks and he will be able to resume basketball-related activities in 6 to 8 weeks. Williams is expected to fully recover and will be ready to start the 2011-12 season. Williams averaged 15 points and 12.8 assists in 12 games for New Jersey after coming over in the trade with Utah. ... It was the 24th different starting lineup the Nets utilized this season.