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Nets sweep Bobcats, increase lead for 4th place

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NEW YORK (AP) - Deron Williams had 32 points and six assists, and the Brooklyn Nets strengthened their hold on fourth place in the Eastern Conference by beating the Charlotte Bobcats 105-96 on Saturday night.

Brook Lopez added 19 points and backup Andray Blatche had 16 as the Nets completed a four-game sweep of the NBA-worst Bobcats.

Brooklyn moved 1 ½ games ahead of Chicago for the No. 4 seed and home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

Ben Gordon scored 27 points and Gerald Henderson had 22 for the Bobcats.

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