NBA Game Summary - Charlotte at Chicago
(Tuesday, December 20th)
Final Score: Charlotte 105, Chicago 92
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Raymond Felton scored 21 points to lead Charlotte past Chicago, 105-92, at the United Center.
Brevin Knight added 20 points and 10 assists for the Bobcats, who have won three of their last four games. Gerald Wallace contributed 19 points and eight rebounds while Primoz Brezec had 13 points and 10 boards for Charlotte.
Chris Duhon and Othella Harrington both netted 16 points for the Bulls, who have dropped two of their past three contests. Kirk Hinrich had 14 points in the loss, Chicago's first in six all-time meetings with the Bobcats.
"It was obvious they outplayed us from beginning to end...They more or less dominated us," said Chicago head coach Scott Skiles."
Charlotte led 23-21 late in the first quarter, but used a quick 7-2 run to open up a seven-point edge. Bernard Robinson scored in the waning seconds and the Bobcats eventually led 36-28 after one.
In the second, Charlotte widened the margin to nine points on Felton's bucket with around five minutes left in the half and eventually carried a 57-47 lead at the intermission.
Brezec netted 11 points for the Bobcats, who hit on a blistering 55 percent of their shots in the first half. Harrington had 12 points for Chicago, which hit on only 38 percent of its shots in the opening 24 minutes.
"I think we played well," said Charlotte head coach Bernie Bickerstaff. "Our small lineup really helped us."
Chicago picked up two points in the third and went into the final period trailing 77-69.
Charlotte's lead got down to six points early in the fourth, but a quick 6-1 run, capped by Felton's basket, gave the Bobcats an 84-73 lead with around nine minutes remaining.
The Bulls never got any closer than eight points before suffering the 13-point setback.
Charlotte hit 51 percent of its shots and was 25-of-34 from the foul line...The Bulls made only 44 percent of their tries and were 15-of-21 from the foul line...Charlotte improved to 3-11 on the road...The Bobcats played without reigning Rookie of the Year Emeka Okafor (ankle).
12/21 01:06:17 ET