NBA Game Summary - Atlanta at Charlotte
(Saturday, November 27th)
Final Score: Charlotte 107, Atlanta 92
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Eddie House recorded a team-high 17 points, leading a well-balanced attack by the Charlotte Bobcats in a 107-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Arena.
Keith Bogans scored 15 points as Charlotte had six players score in double figures on its way to its third win of the season. Emeka Okafor added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats, who have won two of three after dropping seven straight.
"I was just knocking down shots, getting open looks and making them count," said House, who ended 6-of-9 shooting.
Backcourt mates Jason Hart and Brevin Knight also had solid games for the Bobcats, who could've recorded their third straight win if they didn't blow a late lead against Indiana on Friday night. Hart finished with 12 points and seven assists, while Knight had 12 points and 11 assists. Primoz Brezec rounded out the double-figure scorers with 11 points.
Al Harrington tallied a game-high 27 points and Antoine Walker had 24 points and eight boards for the Hawks, who have lost six straight.
The Bobcats began to build a lead in the third quarter. Holding a slim 56-55 edge, House drained a three-pointer with 7:01 remaining to begin a 13-4 run that was capped by two Keith Bogans free throws nearly four minutes later.
A three by Harrington at the buzzer drew Atlanta with 77-70 heading into the fourth, but 10 straight points by Charlotte early in the final stanza extended the lead to 13 points, 87-74.
Midway through the quarter, Bogans ended a 7-0 spurt that increased the Bobcats' advantage to 16 points. Bogans' basket with 5:11 remaining built the lead to 96-80 and Charlotte pulled away down the stretch, extending its advantage to as much as 17 points.
Turnovers hurt the Hawks, as they committed 22 that resulted in 28 points for the Bobcats.
"In Indiana (in a Friday night loss) we turned them over but we didn't convert on those turnovers," said Knight. "We did a better job of converting tonight. Atlanta also played tentatively, going to the free throw line only 14 times compared to 34 for Charlotte."
Atlanta led 23-22 after one quarter, but trailed 51-49 heading into the half.
Charlotte's bench outscored Atlanta's 48-19...The Bobcats went 27-for-34 at the line...The Hawks only went 9-of-14...Both teams shot over 50 percent from the field...Atlanta rookie Josh Childress had only eight points...Gerald Wallace had nine points for the Bobcats.
11/27 23:47:18 ET