CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 26 (Ticker) --
Rookies Raymond Felton
and Sean May
must have had flashbacks to their college days.
Felton scored 20 points and teamed with May and Kareem Rush
lead a late rally as the Charlotte Bobcats finished their
preseason slate with a 109-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
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The tandem of Felton and May helped North Carolina win the 2004
national championship in April. May was named the Final Four's
Most Outstanding Player and selected 13th overall by the
Bobcats, who tabbed Felton fifth.
May was making his debut with the Bobcats after undergoing knee
surgery before training camp. He scored 10 points and grabbed
eight rebounds and teamed with Felton to spark Charlotte in the
fourth quarter, when it outscored Indiana, 32-19.
Felton's 3-pointer with 2:46 remaining gave the Bobcats a
103-101 lead, their first since late in the first half. The
point guard buried a jumper to put Charlotte on top for good,
105-103, with 76 seconds left and added two free throws in the
final minute to help secure the win.
Felton, May and Rush, who shot 11-of-15 from the field and
scored 26 points, combined for 24 of the Bobcats' 32 points in
the final period.
scored 21 points and Austin Croshere
including 10 in the first quarter - for the Pacers, who finish
their preseason schedule Friday vs. Washington.