Blazers storm back to beat Bobcats 118-112 in OT

Blazers storm back to beat Bobcats 118-112 in OT
December 3, 2012, 9:57 pm
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Charlotte Bobcats' Byron Mullens (22) dunks over Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Luke Babbitt hit a pair of clutch 3-pointers and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame an 18-point fourth quarter to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 118-112 in overtime Monday night.

The Blazers trailed 97-79 with 5:17 left in regulation, but stormed back to tie the score and sent it into overtime on Babbitt's 3 with 22 seconds left.

Portland never trailed in overtime.

Damian Lillard scored 24 points and Nicolas Batum added 17 points for the Blazers, who finished a road trip with two straight wins.

Ben Gordon set a franchise record with eight 3-pointers - all after halftime - for the Bobcats, who dropped their fourth straight game. Gordon finished with 29 points to surpass 10,000 for his NBA career.

Charlotte had a chance to win at the end of regulation but Kemba Walker's drive and fallaway jumper from the baseline didn't fall.