Blazers Stun Bobcats; Clippers Edge Jazz

The Portland Trail Blazers overcame an 18-point deficit with five minutes left to shock the Bobcats in overtime, 118-112. The Clippers dealt the Jazz their first home loss in a 105-104 victory.

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There were a couple of good finishes on a slow Monday night in the Association. The Clippers and Jazz battled down to the wire in Utah. But we start in Charlotte where the surprising Bobcats had an 18 point lead on the Blazers with just over five minutes remaining.

Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge sparked a furious rally down the stretch as the duo combined for 49 points on the night. Luke Babbitt hit a game-tying three with 22 seconds left to force overtime then nailed another triple in the extra session to seal the Blazers' 118-112 come-from-behind victory. Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap took the blame for the tough loss.

Moving west, the first-place Clippers stormed back from a ten-point fourth quarter deficit to hand the Jazz their first home loss of the season, 105-104. Blake Griffin came up big with game-highs of 30-points and 11 rebounds while Jamal Crawford chipped in with 20 off the bench.

Tuesday night in the NBA sees the Oklahoma City Thunder make their first ever trip to Brooklyn. Stay with CineSport for the latest hoops news and be sure to follow us on twitter at CineSport.