NBA Game Summary - Charlotte at Philadelphia
(Wednesday, March 10th)
Final Score: Charlotte 102, Philadelphia 87
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Gerald Wallace led all scorers with 28 points on 9-of-10 shooting to push the Charlotte Bobcats past the Philadelphia 76ers, 102-87, at the Wachovia Center.
Stephen Jackson added 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Boris Diaw chipped in with 13 points for the Bobcats, who have won four straight.
Rodney Carney paced the Sixers with 14 points. Jrue Holiday and Andre Iguodala each netted 13 for Philadelphia, which has lost seven of its last eight.
The Sixers scored eight of the game's first 10 points, but Charlotte countered with a 9-0 stretch of its own and finished the quarter on a 15-4 run for a 14- point cushion at 37-23.
Thaddeus Young's three-point play cut the lead to 39-28 less than a minute into the second, but the Bobcats took advantage of poor shooting by the hosts to open up a 48-31 lead on D.J. Augustin's layup with under seven minutes remaining. Charlotte ended the half with an 18-point lead at 62-44.
"I have no problem with our effort," Sixers coach Eddie Jordan said. "We played hard for 48 minutes...We couldn't take away their strengths tonight. They got to the basket, got fouls and got to the free throw line."
Philly came out of the break and scored the first six points of the third, but Charlotte pulled away for good by scoring 15 of the next 17 points. Jackson and Wallace had back-to-back three-point plays to spark the surge, giving the visitors a 77-52 advantage with 4:11 remaining.
Charlotte ended the frame with a comfortable 85-58 lead, and the Sixers never got closer than 13 in the fourth.
Both Augustin and Tyrus Thomas scored 10 points for the Bobcats...Young scored 12 and Lou Williams added 10 for the Sixers...Charlotte improved to 9-23 on the road this season.
03/10 23:56:18 ET