Charlotte Hornets

Bobcats-Bucks: Close Game, But Cats Lose Again

David W. WaltersCorrespondent INovember 22, 2008

Raymond Felton had 14 points, nine rebounds, and seven steals in a losing effort to the Milwaukee Bucks (7-8) on Saturday night in Charlotte.  After playing in Atlanta last night the Bobcats led by as much as seven in the first quarter but trailed 35-36 at halftime. 

Andrew Bogut had 12 points and 17 rebounds and helped the Bucks pull away in the fourth quarter, adding a monster dunk on Okafor. 

The last minute of the game was exciting as Shannon Brown blocked a Richard Jefferson layup and went the other way for a floater that pulled the Bobcats within three.  But Charlotte couldn’t get any closer after that with missed shots by Felton and Morrison.

Emeka Okafor had 16 points and 18 rebounds in what was his best game of the season so far, but he fouled out with 2:30 to go.  Gerald Wallace had 18 points and five rebounds and D.J. Augustin chipped in 12 points.

Ramon Sessions led the Bucks in scoring with 18 points and Richard Jefferson and Charlie Villanueva each scored 15 points.

Game notes:  The Bobcats bench was outscored 12-43…The Bobcats played their fifth game without leading scorer Jason Richardson and the Bucks were without sharp shooter Michael Redd…Sean May did not play.

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