NBA Game Summary - Charlotte at Indiana
(Friday, November 28th)
Final Score: Charlotte 115, Indiana 108 (OT)
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Raymond Felton tied a career-high with 31 points to lead Charlotte to its first road win of the season, a 115-108 overtime triumph over the Indiana Pacers.
Emeka Okafor scored 14 and pulled down 20 rebounds for the Bobcats, who have won two of three overall after dropping four straight. Jason Richardson scored 21. D.J. Augustin netted 17, while Gerald Wallace totaled 16 points, 11 rebounds and five steals for the Bobcats.
"It's important for us to get any kind of win," said Charlotte coach Larry Brown. "A win on the road is really important. Raymond had his best game for us and we needed it."
Danny Granger scored 35 for Indiana, which also got 20 points apiece from T.J. Ford and Marquis Daniels. Ford also had eight rebounds and six assists, but the Pacers lost for the sixth time in eight games.
"We did a good job coming back, but a minus-six turnover and minus-15 free throw differential was our downfall," said Pacers coach Jim O'Brien. "And I think I counted 13 point-blank shots that we missed."
Felton tied the game by driving into the lane for a bucket with 6.9 seconds left in regulation. Granger then missed a shot, with the ball bouncing over the backboard with 1.9 seconds remaining, but Felton missed a half court shot and the contest was even at 99 going to the extra session.
Charlotte then scored seven straight to begin overtime. Wallace canned a free throw, and Felton and Augustin followed with back-to-back three-pointers.
Indiana got as close as three, the last time at 111-108 following a Ford driving layup with 13.9 seconds to go, but Augustin made four free throws in the final 12.9 seconds.
Charlotte led 28-18 after one quarter, but was ahead only 53-48 at the half. It was tight throughout the third quarter, but the Pacers grabbed an 81-77 edge going to the fourth.
Richardson had missed the previous seven games due to right knee surgery...The Bobcats took three of four games from Indiana last season...Jarrett Jack scored 10 for Indiana, which went 11-of-28 from three-point range...Charlotte is 1-4 on the road.
11/29 00:06:22 ET