Jason Richardson scored 29 points and the Charlotte Bobcats recovered from blowing a big lead to beat Philadelphia 115-109 on Wednesday night, sending the 76ers to the playoffs on a four-game losing streak. With Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks playing his starters limited minutes, the Bobcats still blew a 23-point lead before rallying to end a disappointing season with a win.
Willie Green scored 27 points and Andre Iguodala scored 24 for Philadelphia. They were the only starters to play more than 24 minutes. Iguodala hit three 3-pointers in a 3-minute span to put the Sixers ahead 107-106 with 2:08 left. But Cheeks continued to use odd lineups to rest key players, and Charlotte pulled away.