CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 14 (Ticker) -- The Charlotte Bobcats fell short in a wild franchise debut at home.

Antawn Jamison hit a turnaround jumper in the lane with 6.8 seconds remaining to lift the Washington Wizards to a 126-125 double-overtime victory over the Bobcats, who dropped their preseason opener.

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With Washington trailing by a point, Jamison dribbled into the lane, spun and hit the game's final basket. Charlotte's Jason Hart missed a jumper as time expired.

Jamison's hoop deflated the Bobcats, who forced the second extra session when Hart made a 3-pointer as the first overtime ended, tying the game, 116-116.

Jamison, the NBA Sixth Man Award winner with Dallas last season, scored 20 points, including four down the stretch in the first overtime to help the Wizards gain an edge.

Jarvis Hayes had 31 points and 14 rebounds for Washington (1-2), which played for the third time in four nights. The Wizards, who trailed by 10 with less than six minutes left in the fourth quarter, were 40-of-46 from the free throw line.

Gilbert Arenas, who endured an injury-plagued 2003-04 season, left in the fourth quarter after hurting his knee. He finished with 18 points and free agent signee Anthony Peeler chipped in 19 off the bench.

Gerald Wallace and Primoz Brezec scored 26 points apiece and Hart added 19 for the Bobcats, who gave the nearly 10,000 at Charlotte Coliseum a thrilling opening. Their 20-2 run over the end of the third and start of the fourth erased a 12-point deficit.

Charlotte rookie center Emeka Okafor, the No. 2 overall pick, had 18 points and four rebounds. His dunk with less than a minute left in regulation gave the Bobcats a 102-99 lead.