Wallace Leads Bobcats Past Wizards
Charlotte 100, Washington 82
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 26 (Ticker) -- Gerald Wallace was major force on both ends of the court.
Wallace scored 18 of his 26 points in the first half as the Charlotte Bobcats coasted to a 100-82 victory over the Washington Wizards.
The Bobcats led, 65-58, in the third quarter when Keith Bogans found Wallace on a fast break for a layup over 7-foot Brendan Haywood with 2:02 left to play.
Kareem Rush's 3-pointer with 7:02 left in the fourth quarter gave the Bobcats an 83-70 bulge.
Rush scored 23 points and Emeka Okafor added 10 and 17 rebounds for Charlotte, which outscored Washington, 52-34, in the paint. Reserve Melvin Ely provided the spark off the bench by scoring 14 points.
The Bobcats forced 21 turnovers and held a 25-10 advantage in fast-break points.
Antawn Jamison had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Haywood added 16 and 11 for the Wizards, who fell to 3-5 on the road.
After scoring 39 points in Friday's 120-114 double overtime win at Detroit, Gilbert Arenas struggled, scoring 11 points on 5-of-15 from the field.