FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 27 (Ticker) -- Ready or not, the inaugural season is upon the Charlotte Bobcats.

The expansion Bobcats closed the preseason with their second straight win, holding on for a 93-89 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

Rookie Emeka Okafor scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack for the Bobcats, who had five players in double figures. That is the type of scoring Charlotte needs if it wants to be competitive when it begins its first season Nov. 4 against Washington.

The second overall pick in the draft, the defensive-minded Okafor figures to start at center flanked by forwards Gerald Wallace -- who may be the team's best scoring option -- and Primoz Brezec, both of whom were acquired in the expansion draft.

The starting backcourt is Brevin Knight, who was signed as a free agent, and Jason Kapono, also taken in the expansion draft.

Brezec scored 14 points and reserves Eddie House (13), Steve Smith (12) and Jason Hart (10) and reached double digits.

In winning for the third time in four games, the Bobcats (3-3) grabbed a 53-48 halftime lead and did not trail thereafter.

Antoine Walker scored 31 points and fellow offseason trade acquisition Al Harrington added 17 for the Hawks (1-6), who close their preseason schedule at Cleveland on Thursday.