NBA Game Summary - Chicago at Charlotte
(Saturday, February 26th)
Final Score: Chicago 94, Charlotte 90
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Antonio Davis had 20 points and six rebounds to lead the red-hot Chicago Bulls to a 94-90 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Eddy Curry recorded 16 points and seven boards for the Bulls, who have won two straight and six of their last seven games. Othella Harrington had 12 points off the bench, while Kirk Hinrich and rookie Ben Gordon each netted 11.
"It was definitely a tough one," Curry said. "The playoffs are definitely realistic right now. We just have to take it one day at a time."
Emeka Okafor, fellow rookie and former college teammate of Gordon, paced the Bobcats with a game-high 26 points and 12 rebounds. Kareem Rush, who left in the fourth quarter with a sprained right knee, ended with 13 points for Charlotte, which suffered its third consecutive loss.
Hinrich buried a three-pointer with 2:51 to go in the third quarter, giving the Bulls some breathing room at 72-67. Chicago then carried a 76-72 edge into the final quarter.
The Bulls took an 88-86 lead on Hinrich's 15-foot jumper late in the fourth quarter, but Malik Allen answered with a scoop shot in the paint to even the score with about four minutes left.
Chicago then grabbed a comfortable 93-88 advantage courtesy of Gordon's three with 1:16 remaining in the game. Charlotte was down 94-90 with 20 seconds left but could not pull off a comeback.
Hinrich made 3-of-5 three-pointers...The Bulls had a 46-42 edge on the boards...Brevin Knight had 10 points for the Bulls...Gerald Wallace (wrist) and Primoz Brezec (flu) of the Bobcats did not play on Saturday...Okafor and Gordon both starred at UConn.
02/26 21:56:38 ET