NBA Game Summary - Charlotte at San Antonio
(Wednesday, November 15th)
Final Score: Charlotte 95, San Antonio 92 (OT)
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Adam Morrison scored 27 points and Emeka Okafor scored 19 and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a stunning 95-92 overtime defeat of the San Antonio Spurs.
Tony Parker scored 25 points to lead the Spurs. Tim Duncan scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Manu Ginobli finished the night three assists shy of a triple-double, with 12 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists. Michael Finley had a great night off of the bench, scoring 17 and grabbing seven rebounds. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Spurs, and was only their second loss of the season.
Raymond Felton scored 17 and came down with eight rebounds for the Bobcats. Brevin Knight scored 10 and doled out nine assists on the night for Charlotte. The win ended a four-game losing streak for the Bobcats, and was their second win of the season.
Ginobli had a chance to tie the game with a three-pointer with 25 seconds left in overtime, as he was left wide open behind the arc with the Spurs trailing 92-89. His shot rimmed out, however, and the Spurs were forced to foul Felton on Charlotte's next possession.
Felton hit his first free throw, but missed the back end. Okafor tossed aside Bruce Bowen, however, and grabbed the rebound before stuffing it home to ice the game, putting Charlotte up 95-89 with 15.1 seconds left.
Tony Parker hit a meaningless three-pointer at the buzzer to provide the final margin.
A Knight jumper had put the Bobcats ahead 83-75 with 2:50 left in the fourth quarter, but the Spurs scored the game's last eight points to force overtime. Ginobli scored four of those eight, including the last two from the free throw line with one minute left to tie the game at 83-83.
Both teams missed shots in regulation's final minute with chances to take the lead, including a jumper by Knight with eight seconds left and a Finley three- point attempt with one second remaining.
The overtime finished off a tightly-fought game, as at no time did either team enjoy a double-digit lead. The Bobcats took a 48-44 lead into halftime, and maintained a small lead throughout the second half, up until San Antonio's 8-0 run to close regulation.
Morrison's 27 points were a career high...This was the first win in Bobcats history over the Spurs, after four consecutive losses...Robert Horry hit San Antonio's first three-pointer of the game at 10:23 of the fourth quarter...The Spurs shot 37.5 percent on the night, including 11.8 percent (2-of-17) from behind the arc.
11/15 23:28:41 ET