Wednesday , Nov , 01 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bobcats’ Wallace leaves opener

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Charlotte Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace left
Wednesday night’s season-opener against the Indiana Pacers after suffering a
flagrant foul.

Wallace was injured late in the second quarter when he was fouled from
behind by Indiana’s Danny Granger on a breakaway dunk attempt.

Wallace, who landed hard flat on his back, stayed on the floor for several
minutes, remained in the game to take the ensuing foul shot, both of which he
missed, and then went to the locker room and did not return with dizziness and
neck and head injuries.

Had Wallace not taken the free throws, he would not have been allowed back in
the game. As it turns out it didn’t matter. He finished with nine points and
two rebounds in the Bobcats’ 106-99 setback.

Granger was handed a flagrant foul on the play and Charlotte’s Othella
Harrington and Indiana’s Sarunas Jasikevicius were each given a technical
for their actions following the foul. Harrington pushed Granger and
Jasikevicius pushed Harrington.