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