Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/12

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

Hawks 88

(1-2, 0-1 away)

Bobcats 94

(2-2, 1-1 home)

    12:00 AM ET, October 17, 2005

    Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC

    1 2 3 4 T
    ATL 21 17 24 2688
    CHA 26 19 25 2494

    Charlotte 94, Atlanta 88

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Brevin Knight had 22 points and seven assists to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 94-88 exhibition win over Atlanta on Monday in the Hawks' first game since the death of center Jason Collier.

    The 28-year-old Collier died early Saturday after having trouble breathing at his home, according to his father. A moment of silence was observed before the game and each Hawks player wore a black patch on the left shoulder of his jersey. There was a vacant locker with Collier's number 40 above it in the locker room.

    Melvin Ely added 18 points and 11 rebounds and Raymond Felton scored 12 points for the Bobcats (2-2), who had eight players in double figures. Al Harrington scored 21 points and Zaza Pachulia added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta (1-2), which committed 26 turnovers.

    Battling the emotion of the past two days, the Hawks started slowly in a game that started at 10 a.m. and was played in front of 15,496 middle school students. Atlanta committed turnovers on its first three possessions before Harrington's dunk ended the drought.

    The Bobcats scored the final seven points of the first half to take a 45-38 lead. They built the lead to 56-48 on Ely's half-hook with 7:07 left in the third quarter. Atlanta got no closer than five points in the final quarter.

    Bobcats starting shooting guard Kareem Rush bruised his left shoulder in the second quarter and did not return. Center Primoz Brezec missed his third straight game with a shin injury.

    Atlanta guard Tyronn Lue (left quad) and forward Josh Smith (right ankle) did not play.

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