NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Charlotte
(Monday, November 24th)
Final Score: Charlotte 93, Philadelphia 84
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - The backcourt tandem of D.J. Augustin and Raymond Felton scored 25 and 23 points, respectively, as Charlotte snapped a four-game slide with a 93-84 victory over Philadelphia at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Charlotte, which had also dropped three straight at home, also got 11 points from Gerald Wallace, 10 from Adam Morrison and eight points and nine rebounds from Emeka Okafor.
Larry Brown, the former Sixers head coach and a defensive-principled general, saw his young Bobcats hold Philadelphia to 39.5 percent shooting.
Elton Brand scored 18 points to go along with nine rebounds before fouling out, Andre Iguodala donated 17 points and Lou Williams netted 14 points off the bench for the Sixers, who had inched above .500 with two straight wins before this setback.
"We couldn't make shots," stated Sixers head coach Maurice Cheeks. "That was the difference. Even when we defended well, we still could not make shots. They (the Bobcats) all shot well."
The Augustin-Felton duo combined to make 16-of-22 shots and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc with Augustin dishing out 11 assists. The Sixers didn't let the sharp- shooting tandem affect them early, jumping out to a 25-20 lead after the first period.
"I was looking for my teammates," said Augustin. "They were doing a great job at spotting up and knocking down shots. That opened things up for me to drive the lane."
The Bobcats fired back to tie the game at the half, 41-41.
Charlotte inched in front during the third stanza. Augustin and Felton made consecutive buckets to put the Bobcats in front, 59-55, and the former's three-pointer made the score 67-62 with 1:43 to play.
Thaddeus Young's free throw brought the Sixers within 78-74 with just under six minutes to go, but Morrison and Felton made two straight long threes to open up a nine-point edge.
Charlotte made its free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win.
Brown is 1-3 versus teams he has coached previously this season. Brown's Bobcats will play 25 games against former Brown-coached teams during this campaign...Felton added seven rebounds and five assists.
11/24 22:32:59 ET