Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson knew teammate Chris Douglas-Roberts was close enough to hear, so he laid it on pretty thick.

“When NBA TV comes on, that should be the first play they show – over LeBron” James, Al Jefferson said following a 95-93 victory Monday against the Atlanta Hawks.

“Hey, LeBron,” Jefferson said, “I’m just playing. Don’t want him taking anything out on me.”

Jefferson was describing Douglas-Roberts’ 6-foot floater that fell through the rim as time expired to complete a huge fourth-quarter comeback. The Bobcats trailed 80-65 entering the fourth quarter. The bench – primarily Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour – got the Bobcats back into this game.

Neal and Ridnour scored 10 points each over the those 12 minutes. A 14-0 run tied the score with 6 minutes, 6 seconds left on Ridnour’s 21-foot jump shot.

“Gary and Luke got us back in. I got a shot and that’s the least I could do for the group,” said Douglas-Roberts, who was in the development league earlier this season, but now is a key reserve in Charlotte.

Coach Steve Clifford said Douglas-Roberts was the last of several options on the play. But Jefferson’s screen sprung him free at the top of the key and Josh McRoberts threw a precise inbounds pass. Then it was instinct on Douglas-Roberts’ part.

“I’ve been shooting floaters all my life,” Douglas-Roberts said. “That’s my shot forever.”

The victory kept the Bobcats (42-39) alive for sixth place in the Eastern Conference. The Washington Wizards blew out the Miami Heat on Monday. Either a Wizards victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday or a Bobcats loss to the Chicago Bulls would lock the Bobcats into seventh place and a first-round series against the reigning champion Heat.

That looked like a virtual done deal when the Hawks pulled out to a 15-point lead. Atlanta played without three starters – Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll – but it still looked like the Hawks would win their 12th straight over the Bobcats.