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CHARLOTTE, N. Kevin De Bruyne Jersey .C. -- The Charlotte Bobcats are turning into a difficult team to beat down the stretch, particularly at home. The Bobcats extended their home winning streak to eight games Friday night with a 105-93 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, continuing to inch closer to clinching their second playoff appearance in franchise history. "To me, to become a really good team, you have to win at home," Bobcats coach Steve Clifford. Theyre doing that. The Bobcats, currently the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, came in averaging 103.9 points and shooting 47 per cent in their last seven homes games. They shot 48 per cent against the Timberwolves. Al Jefferson had 25 points and 16 rebounds to set a single-season franchise record with his 20th 20-point, 10-rebound game of the season and the Bobcats held Kevin Love scoreless in the second half. "They brought me here to be a double-double guy, a 20-10 guy, and Im just living up to my contract," said Jefferson, who inked a three-year, $40.5 million deal this past off-season. Gary Neal, benched Wednesday for an "internal team matter," returned and provided a huge lift off the bench with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting. He said his comfort level is improving since being acquired from the Milwaukee Bucks just before the NBA trade deadline. "Ive never been traded in the middle of the season before, so that has been tough," Neal said. "That is what I can bring to the team is scoring, but you also want to fit in. You dont want to come in with the second team and think that you can shoot all of the shots. It was a feeling-out process and so far I have done a good job." Kevin Martin had 19 points to lead Minnesota. Love had 18 points in the first half, but was 0 for 7 from the floor in the second half against Josh McRoberts and improving rookie Cody Zeller. It didnt help that Timberwolves centre Nikola Pekovic left late in the third quarter with a sore right ankle. He missed most of February with an ankle issue. "I was particularly tired and it was just a tough game from the start," Love said. "They were hitting a lot shots. They kept making shots and we didnt get any stops. ... I dont think I scored in the second half. It was a tough night for everybody." Said McRoberts: "(Love) is going to hit all seven of those shots tomorrow even if he faces the same defence. When youre that good, as a defence you just try to make it tough for him to get to a spot he wants to get to." The Bobcats entered the night with the seventh-best record in the Eastern Conference and three games below .500. Charlotte led by as many as 18 in the second half and the Timberwolves were never able to get the lead under double-digits after the break. Jefferson, the only player in the Eastern Conference averaging more than 20 points and 10 rebounds per game this season, continued his torrid pace with his 25th 20-point game in the last 28 outings. The 6-foot-10 centre only had eight points in a 119-92 loss at Minnesota on Jan. 10. But he had 12 at the break and helped the Bobcats extend their lead to 18 in the third quarter with an old-fashioned three-point play on an up-and-under scoop shot that drew a foul. He was 12 of 26 from the field. The Timberwolves came in looking for their first four-game road win streak in five years, but instead fell back to .500 on the season and six games behind Dallas in the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Bobcats broke up a tie game by outscoring the Timberwolves 32-20 in the second quarter behind 16 first half points from Neal, who was 5 of 7 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers. Charlotte shot 54 per cent in the first half, including 5 of 8 from beyond the 3-point arc. "The start of the second quarter just killed us," Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman said. "They didnt miss many shots. I thought defence was our problem. Second half, it was an even game but we were too far down." The Bobcats (32-34) have won five of six and are trying to catch the Washington Wizards for sixth place in the East. The way things stand now, that would be the difference between playing the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors in the first round of the playoffs. NOTES: Clifford said before the game he doesnt expect centre Brandon Haywood back this season. Haywood has been out all season with a stress fracture in his left foot that hasnt quite healed. He said the Bobcats will look to sign another centre soon. ... Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats. ... Zeller provided a boost off the bench for Charlotte with 10 points and eight rebounds. Charlottes bench outscored Minnesotas 47-32. Thomas Vermaelen Jersey . Granato was an assistant for the Pittsburgh Penguins for the last five seasons, and he was also part of Team USAs staff at the 2014 Olympics. Divock Origi Jersey . The above paragraph could be rewritten, verbatim, with Marcus Stromans name in place of Romeros. After both men had disastrous outings in Tuesdays 18-4 mauling at the hands of the Tigers, its clear that neither is the best option to begin the season in Toronto.Columbus, OH - Jalin Marshall returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown and added three receiving touchdowns in the fourth quarter, lifting the seventh-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes over the Indiana Hoosiers, 42-27, on Saturday. With the win, Ohio State (10-1, 7-0 Big Ten) captured the Big Tens East Division crown and clinched a spot in the conference championship game for the second straight year. Marshall caught five passes for 95 yards for the Buckeyes, who have won a record 23 consecutive Big Ten bouts during the regular season. J.T. Barrett completed 25-of-35 passes for 302 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. He set the school mark for touchdown passes (33) in a season. Tevin Coleman rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries for the Hoosiers (3-8, 0-7), who have lost six in a row. His 1,906 rushing yards are the most in a single season in school history. Zander Diamont connected on 11-of-27 passes for 114 yards and an interception for Indiana. Ohio State trailed 20-14 after Coleman raced 90 yards for a TD midway through the third quarter. The momentum shifted on Marshalls punt return for a touchdown with 2:20 left in the third. After forcing a three-and-out, the Buckeyes bridged the third and fourth frames with an 11-play, 76-yard drive. Devin Smith caught a 33-yard pass on 3rd-and-7 to move the chains. Following two more conversions on third down, Marshall caught a 6-yard TD pass to make it 28-20. Sean Nuernberger missed a 46-yard field goal on the next Ohio State possession. The Buckeyes defense came up big when Tyvis Powell picked off Diamont. Marshall followed with TD catches of 15 and 54 yards to put the game out oof reach. Christian Benteke Jersey. . Coleman added a 52-yard score to account for the final margin. Ezekiel Elliott broke off a 65-yard TD run on the third play from scrimmage. After forcing a three-and-out, Ohio State scored another touchdown. Jeff Heuerman capped the nine-play drive with a pair of catches, including a 4-yard score on fourth down. But the Hoosiers quickly got back in the game. Diamont ripped off a 53-yard run and Coleman scored from two yards out. Michael Thomas fumbled on Ohio States ensuing possession. Indianas Zack Shaw recovered at the 31-yard line of the Buckeyes, leading to a 30-yard Griffin Oakes field goal. Barrett was picked off on consecutive possessions, but the Hoosiers could only capitalize on the second interception. Oakes 37-yard field goal got Indiana within 14-13 with 9:34 left in the second quarter. Colemans 90-yard TD run gave the Hoosiers a 20-14 lead with 7:17 left in the third quarter. Game Notes Ohio State has dominated the series with Indiana since its inception, going 70-12-5, which includes victories in each of the last 19 meetings ... Barrett has been responsible for a school record 42 touchdowns this year, matching Drew Brees Big Ten record for single season touchdown responsibility first set at Purdue in 1998 ... Elliott carried the ball 13 times for 107 yards and became the 30th Buckeye in program history to top 1,000 yards in one season ... Barrett rushed for 78 yards on 20 carries ... The Buckeyes have one scheduled game left on the docket, a Nov. 29 matchup with bitter rival Michigan at home ... 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