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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      CHARLOTTE        16   22   28   24    90   
      HOUSTON          23   21   18   25    87      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   CHA - EMEKA OKAFOR 21, JASON KAPONO 16, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 14
                HOU - TRACY MCGRADY 25, YAO MING 20, BOB SURA 
                      17

HIGH REBOUND:   CHA - EMEKA OKAFOR 11, KEITH BOGANS 6, JAMAL 
                      SAMPSON 6
                HOU - YAO MING 14, TRACY MCGRADY 9, BOB SURA 7

HIGH ASSISTS:   CHA - BREVIN KNIGHT 13, PRIMOZ BREZEC 3, KEITH
                      BOGANS 3
                HOU - TRACY MCGRADY 6, JUWAN HOWARD 5, JIMMY 
                      JACKSON 4

         ATT:   13,655

Box Score

CHARLOTTE (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp E Okafor 39 8-20 5-6 3-11 1 4 21 G Wallace 24 1-3 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 P Brezec 34 7-12 0-2 1-5 3 2 14 B Knight 32 4-9 1-1 0-1 13 1 9 K Bogans 25 3-8 3-6 2-6 3 3 9 K Rush 15 0-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 J Kapono 24 7-12 0-0 0-3 1 1 16 J Sampson 12 1-2 0-0 0-6 0 3 2 J Hart 18 3-4 6-8 0-2 1 1 14 M Ely 12 0-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 S Smith 5 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 3 T Smith DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-80 15-23 6-36 24 22 90 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.438, FT-.652. 3-Point Goals: 5-10, .500 (K Bogans 0-2, K Rush 0-1, J Kapono 2-2, J Hart 2-3, S Smith 1-2). Team Rebounds: 11. Blocked Shots:6 (G Wallace 4, E Okafor 2). Turnovers:13 (G Wallace 2, P Brezec 2, E Okafor 2, K Rush 2, B Knight, J Sampson, K Bogans, J Kapono, J Hart). Steals: 8 (B Knight 3, J Hart 2, K Bogans 2, J Kapono). HOUSTON (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp J Jackson 45 6-13 0-0 1-5 4 4 15 J Howard 24 1-8 0-0 3-6 5 1 2 Y Ming 36 7-14 6-8 6-14 0 3 20 B Sura 30 7-14 1-2 2-7 0 4 17 T McGrady 42 6-17 11-17 0-9 6 1 25 T Lue 19 1-6 0-0 0-0 0 3 2 D Mutombo 9 0-0 0-0 0-4 0 3 0 M Taylor 20 3-7 0-0 3-3 0 2 6 B Nachbar 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 C Ward 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 S Padgett 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 C Weatherspoon DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-80 18-27 15-48 17 25 87 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.388, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 7-22, .318 (J Jackson 3-9, B Sura 2-5, T McGrady 2-5, T Lue 0-2, S Padgett 0-1). Team Rebounds: 16. Blocked Shots:3 (Y Ming 2, D Mutombo). Turnovers:20 (Y Ming 10, M Taylor 3, T McGrady 3, J Jackson 2, B Sura, J Howard). Steals: 8 (T McGrady 5, Y Ming 2, S Padgett). ------------------------------------------- CHARLOTTE 16 22 28 24 - 90 HOUSTON 23 21 18 25 - 87 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,655. T: 2:16. Officials: Jack Nies, Tim Donaghy, Tony Brown.


Extended Box

CHARLOTTE (90) AT HOUSTON (87) CHARLOTTE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === E OKAFOR F 39 8-20 5-6 3 8 11 1 4 0 2 21 G WALLACE F 24 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 2 P BREZEC C 34 7-12 0-2 1 4 5 3 2 0 2 14 B KNIGHT G 32 4-9 1-1 0 1 1 13 1 3 1 9 K BOGANS G 25 3-8 3-6 2 4 6 3 3 2 1 9 K RUSH 15 0-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 J KAPONO 24 7-12 0-0 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 16 J SAMPSON 12 1-2 0-0 0 6 6 0 3 0 1 2 J HART 18 3-4 6-8 0 2 2 1 1 2 1 14 M ELY 12 0-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 S SMITH 5 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 T SMITH DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 35-80 15-23 6 30 36 24 22 8 13 90 (.438) (.652) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 13 (16 PTS) HOUSTON REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === J JACKSON F 45 6-13 0-0 1 4 5 4 4 0 2 15 J HOWARD F 24 1-8 0-0 3 3 6 5 1 0 1 2 Y MING C 36 7-14 6-8 6 8 14 0 3 2 10 20 B SURA G 30 7-14 1-2 2 5 7 0 4 0 1 17 T MCGRADY G 42 6-17 11-17 0 9 9 6 1 5 3 25 T LUE 19 1-6 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 D MUTOMBO 9 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 0 3 0 0 0 M TAYLOR 20 3-7 0-0 3 0 3 0 2 0 3 6 B NACHBAR 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 C WARD 6 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 S PADGETT 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 C WEATHERSPOON DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 31-80 18-27 15 33 48 17 25 8 20 87 (.388) (.667) TEAM REBS: 16 TOTAL TO: 20 (22 PTS) CHARLOTTE 16 22 28 24 - 90 HOUSTON 23 21 18 25 - 87 BLOCKED SHOTS: CHARLOTTE - G WALLACE 4, E OKAFOR 2. HOUSTON - Y MING 2, D MUTOMBO. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHARLOTTE 5-10 (.500), K BOGANS 0-2, K RUSH 0-1, J KAPONO 2-2, J HART 2-3, S SMITH 1-2. HOUSTON 7-22 (.318), J JACKSON 3- 9, B SURA 2-5, T MCGRADY 2-5, T LUE 0-2, S PADGETT 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, TIM DONAGHY, TONY BROWN. A - 13,655. T - 2:16.


Game Story

HOUSTON (Ticker) -- Maybe the Houston Rockets should have voted against expansion. The Rockets lost to the Charlotte Bobcats second time in five days, suffering a 90-87 setback to the expansion team, which won its first road game. "We don't have a routine for when we win on the road," Charlotte coach Bernie Bickerstaff said. "We talked about gorillas and that's what this was becoming, a win on the road. We beat a good basketball team on the road. The Bobcats, who lost their first 10 road games, knocked off the Rockets 101-100 in overtime in Charlotte on Saturday and became the first expansion team to sweep Houston. Fourteen previous teams had failed. "We told our players we'd have to make sure we stayed in the game early," Bickerstaff said. "(The Rockets) are vindictive, in a good way. They wanted to send a message to us." "It's not embarrassing to lose to anybody," Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "I don't care who you play in the NBA. The disappointing part is showing very little care for the result, by how we played." Charlotte rookie forward Emeka Okafor wouldn't let it happen. Returning to play in his hometown, Okafor put together his 14th consecutive double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds. "It's probably impossible, because of the environment, to come back to this situation and stay focused," Bickerstaff said. "The cameras come, the newspapers, you've got to be awful strong to eradicate yourself from that environment." Okafor acted as if it was no distraction at all. "I just put it in the back of my mind," Okafor said. "It's different, because it's the first time back. But I wasn't going to let my emotions get the better of me. It feels good." Jason Kapono gave the Bobcats a lift with 16 points on 7-for-12 shooting off the bench. Kapono put Charlotte ahead to stay with a jumper from the right wing with 2:14 left in the third quarter for a 61-59 lead and followed that with a 3-pointer from the right wing. "It's good for a young team to get past that hump," Kapono said. "We've been real patient. We've had about five opportunities to win games (on the road). It's a quality win." Primoz Brezec scored 14 points, including two key baskets in the final minute. Jason Hart came off the bench to add 14 points and give the Bobcats a boost. Brezec hit a 15-foot jumper from the left side with 34 seconds to go to stretch Charlotte's lead to 87-82. The Rockets left Brezec alone for a layup on a long pass from Brevin Knight with seven seconds left that put away the game. "He shot it with conviction," Bickerstaff said. "The quickest way to take a seat (on the bench) is to not take open shots." Brezec also turned in a good defensive effort on Yao Ming, who scored 20 points, half his total in Monday's win over Toronto. Yao also grabbed 14 rebounds and committed 10 turnovers to complete an awkward triple-double. Tracy McGrady led Houston with 25 points but shot only 6-of-17 and missed 6-of-17 free throws. "We keep making the same mistakes," Yao said. "We have to learn from these games. It's just not good." Charlotte forward Gerald Wallace left with 2:39 remaining in the third quarter with an injury to his right wrist. X-rays were negative.


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