Morrison leads Bobcats over Sixers
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Adam Morrison led a balanced Charlotte attack
with 17 points off the bench as the Bobcats held on to beat Philadelphia,
Derek Anderson added 15 points for the Bobcats, who won a season-high third
straight contest. Raymond Felton chipped in with 14 points and nine assists
and Sean May finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Willie Green had a game-high 19 points for the lowly Sixers, who have dropped
five of their past six games. Kyle Korver tallied 15 points while Samuel
Dalembert had 12 points and 15 boards for Philadelphia.
Charlotte entered the fourth quarter with a five-point lead and continued to
hold the Sixers at arm’s length until a 6-0 run midway through the frame,
punctuated by a Jake Voskuhl slam, gave the Bobcats some significant breathing
room, 79-68, with 5:44 left.
The Sixers responded, however, with a 12-0 burst to seize the lead. Andre
Miller capped the flurry by finding Dalembert on an alley-oop inbound pass and
the Sixers led 80-79 with 3:09 remaining.
Less than a minute later, Emeka Okafor stopped the bleeding with a pair of
free throws to put Charlotte right back on top, 81-80.
The Sixers couldn’t answer this time and the Bobcats extended their edge to
five with a pair of free throws by Matt Carroll and a beautiful fadeaway
jumper by Felton to make it 85-80 with 1:09 on the clock.
Philadelphia never threatened in the final minute.
The Bobcats used a stifling defense to take a 23-14 edge after the opening 12
minutes and continued to play frontrunner through intermission, 42-34.
The Sixers continued to play poorly early in the third quarter and fell behind
53-38 when Primoz Brezec buried a jumper with under 10 minutes to go in the
But, Philadelphia answered with an 11-0 run, highlighted by three Green
buckets, that drew the Sixers to within four, 53-49, with 6:09 left in the
The Bobcats settled down from there and took a 67-62 edge into the final
The Bobcats own a 7-11 record at home this season…The Sixers have lost four
in a row on the road and are 5-19 away from Philadelphia this season.