CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 17 (Ticker) -- In their first game since the shocking death of teammate Jason Collier, the Hawks dropped a 94-88 decision to the Charlotte Bobcats in a preseason matinee.

Al Harrington scored 21 points and Zaza Pachulia added 17 for the Hawks, who took the court just two days after Collier died at the age of 28.

With the NBA holding a moment of silence before the game and Atlanta players wearing a black patch on their shoulders to honor their fallen teammate, the Hawks were in contention for their second win of the preseason until some late struggles.

Closing within 56-55 with 5:33 remaining in the third quarter on a dunk by Josh Childress, Atlanta then surrendered back-to-back baskets to Melvin Elyand Keith Bogans and fell behind 70-62 going into the fourth.

One of Charlotte's two 2005 first-round picks, Raymond Felton, who finished with 12 points, hit a jumper with 9:26 remaining for a 75-68 lead and Bogans completed a three-point play moments later to extend the lead to 10 points.

Brevin Knight scored 22 points and handed out seven assists and Ely finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Bobcats, who outscored the Hawks 16-2 on the fast break to improve to 2-2 in the preseason.

Atlanta's Marvin Williams, the second pick in June's draft, scored eight points on 4-of-7 shooting.