CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 27 (Ticker) -- Eddie House
and the rest
of the Charlotte Bobcats' reserves were too hot to handle for
the Atlanta Hawks.
House scored 17 of Charlotte's 48 bench points and led six
players in double figures as the Bobcats posted a 107-92 victory
over the Hawks, who have lost six in a row.
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"I was just knocking down shots, getting open looks and making
them count," said House, who made 6-of-9 shots, including all
three 3-pointers. "I give credit to my teammates for getting me
open and my big men screening for me and getting me open."
Looking to bounce back after failing to hold a 17-point lead at
Indiana on Friday, the Bobcats went on a 13-4 run late in the
third quarter to open a 69-59 lead.
After Atlanta scored nine straight points, Charlotte ripped off
10 in a row capped by a no-look pass from Keith Bogans
for an easy layup, making it 87-74 with 9:10 to go.
"The fourth quarter was the biggest difference," Hawks coach
Mike Woodson said. "That quarter has been atrocious for us. Not
being able to step up in the fourth quarter causes us to lose.
The Bobcats outworked us tonight."
Bogans came off the bench to score 15 points while rookie
added 15 and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats, who had lost
eight of their last nine games. Atlanta's reserves scored just
19 points. The Hawks committed 22 turnovers, leading to 28
points for the Bobcats.
"I thought we got our hands on a lot of stuff with our big
guys," Bobcats coach Bernie Bickerstaff said. "When they would
go into the paint area, I thought our rotations were pretty
scored 27 points and Antoine Walker
added 24 for
The Hawks attempted just 14 free throws, three in the first
half. The Bobcats were 27-of-34 from the charity stripe.
"We made free throws and we were still aggressive," said
Charlotte guard Brevin Knight
, who had 12 points and 11 assists.
"In the past, we may have become a little passive and tried
not to lose instead of trying to win. Tonight, we didn't do