LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (Ticker) -- Chucky Atkins
scored 14 of his 18
points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead the Washington
Wizards to a 96-89 preseason victory over the Charlotte
Atkins scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, when the Wizards
rallied and forged an 85-85 tie on a free throw by Jared Jeffries
with 32 seconds left.
Washington All-Star guard Gilbert Arenas
fired an airball on a
3-pointer at the end of regulation, but the Wizards scored the
first nine points of overtime. Atkins had two free throws and a
hoop in the surge, which opened a 94-85 bulge with 1:51 to go.
Arenas scored 24 points, Jeffries added 18 and Antawn Jamison
for the Wizards, who played without forward Jarvis Hayes
First-round pick Raymond Felton
had 12 points and 10 assists but
made just 4-of-16 shots for the Bobcats, who had six scorers in
double figures. Emeka Okafor
, the 2005 Rookie of the Year,
grabbed 13 rebounds.
After halftime, Charlotte was without Gerald Wallace
The teams combined for 63 fouls and 51 turnovers.