Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 10/12

Game 1: Wednesday, October 12th
Game 2: Monday, October 17th

Bobcats 105

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Hawks 109

(1-1, 1-1 home)

    7:30 PM ET, October 12, 2005

    1 2 3 4 T
    CHA 29 20 31 25105
    ATL 29 24 30 26109

    Harrington's 25 gives Hawks flight over Bobcats

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Al Harrington scored 25 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 109-105 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats in an NBA exhibition game Wednesday night.

    Atlanta guard Joe Johnson added 20 points, including a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 1:16 left to play that gave the Hawks a 108-99 lead.

    Forward Gerald Wallace led the Bobcats with 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting. Wallace scored 16 first-half points but was limited to two points in the final quarter. Rookie Raymond Felton added 20 points for Charlotte, going 8-for-11 from the field.

    The Bobcats trailed by seven with 3:32 left in the third, but used a 16-8 run to take an 86-85 lead with 10:49 left in the game. It was the Bobcats' first lead since the 1:25 mark of the first quarter. Atlanta took the lead for good on a Johnson jump shot with 6:14 remaining.

    The Hawks used a 12-2 spurt to start the second quarter and take a 41-31 lead with 7:34 left in the first half. Johnson's basket at the 6:02 mark of the second quarter extended Atlanta's lead to 45-33.

    Wallace scored six points in the final six minutes of the second quarter to help trim Atlanta's lead to 53-49 at the half.

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