Bobcats Lose Game, Leading Scorer Wallace

Sacramento hands Charlotte its ninth loss in ten games
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2008 11:37 PM CST
Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Wallace is cared for after suffering a concussion during the third quarter against the Sacramento Kings in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 22, 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Brad Miller's late turnover nearly made his Sacramento teammates forget about his solid 22-point, 14-rebound outing. But they did, thanks to a missed Charlotte jumper at the buzzer, which handed the Kings a 116-115 overtime victory, reports the AP. The game was delayed after Bobcats leading scorer Gerald Wallace was knocked unconscious after being elbowed in the face.

A hush fell over the arena as Wallace laid on the floor for 10 minutes before leaving on a stretcher. Sacramento's Ron Artest not only hit the winning shot, he shut down Charlotte's Jason Richardson in overtime, after J-Rich lit up the Kings for most of the night with 29 points. Francisco Garcia had 23 points and Artest 20 for Sacramento.