Wallace, Bobcats set franchise marks in win over Hawks
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Gerald Wallace scored a Charlotte franchise-
high 41 points, netting 18 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Bobcats over the
Atlanta Hawks, 125-117.
Wallace hit 17-of-22 shots from the floor for the Bobcats, who ended a three-
game losing streak by scoring a franchise-high in points. Raymond Felton added
28 points, hitting a clutch three-pointer down the stretch, and dished out 10
assists for Charlotte, which won for just the second time in nine games.
Joe Johnson had 35 points to lead the Hawks, who have lost five in a row. Josh
Smith added 20 points, 14 boards and eight assists for Atlanta, which has lost
nine of 10 and 11 of 13 overall.
After Atlanta took a 107-106 lead on a Smith bucket with 6 1/2 minutes left in
regulation, Wallace gave the Bobcats the lead for good on Charlotte’s next
trip down floor when he put home an alley-oop pass from Felton. He then added
two more points to extend the lead to 110-107 with 5 1/2 minutes to play.
Later, after Smith hit a pair of free throws with under 1 1/2 minutes to go,
Felton put the game out of reach when he drained a three-pointer with 31
seconds on the clock for a 122-117 advantage.
Brevin Knight ended with 14 points and 12 assists for Charlotte, which led 35-
31 after one quarter and 65-60 at halftime.
Al Harrington and Josh Childress each ended with 16 points for the Hawks, who
rallied in the third quarter to go into the fourth tied 93-93.
Charlotte forward Primoz Brezec missed his first game because of back spasms.
He is not expected to miss an extended amount of time because of the
injury…Jake Voskuhl started in Brezec’s place and ended with 14 points and
seven boards…Charlotte used its 26th different starting lineup this
season…The Bobcats have scored at least 100 points in seven straight home
games, going 4-3 over that stretch…Charlotte’s previous high in points was
122 set on Nov. 16, 2005 in a 122-90 win over Indiana. In that game, Kareem
Rush scored 35 points, which was the franchise best until Wallace’s effort in