The way the Brooklyn Nets passed and shot through four quarters Wednesday, you wondered how they ever have an empty possession.

The way the Nets shot during overtime, you wondered how they ever got to 100.

The Charlotte Bobcats extinguished the Nets over the extra five minutes, holding them to 2-of-9 shooting, for a 116-111 victory at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The win made the Bobcats 35-37. They are solidly in seventh place in the East after this victory and closed to 1 1/2 games behind the sixth-place Washington Wizards, who lost Wednesday to the Phoenix Suns.

“We made a step tonight the way we locked in on defense,” said center Al Jefferson, who finished with 35 points and 15 rebounds. “This was about getting stops – we’ve got to have that effort every night at the defensive end.”

The finishing touch on this game came from a somewhat unexpected player. Chris Douglas-Roberts grabbed in the ball after Nets center Mason Plumlee blocked Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts’ 3-foot shot.

Douglas-Roberts nailed a 21-foot jump shot for a five-point lead with 10 seconds left – ball game.

Douglas-Roberts got almost 27 minutes Wednesday, in part because the Bobcats are shutting down Gary Neal until his ankle and knee injuries improve. Coach Steve Clifford said the beauty of Douglas-Roberts is he’s the same reliable guy whether he’s playing six minutes or 24 on a given night.