CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Josh Childress scored 16 points and
Zaza Pachulia added 15 Friday night to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a
105-94 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats in the final preseason
game for both teams.
Childress scored nine of his during garbage time in the fourth
quarter to become one of five players in double figures for the
The Bobcats (2-6), who finished the preseason tied for the
fewest wins of any NBA team, got 18 points from Walter Hermann. He
made three of the six 3-pointers he attempted.
The Hawks gained command of the game with a pair of 13-2 scoring
runs in the second half. One spurt came in the middle of the third
quarter and another started in the third and carried into the
The Bobcats led by as many as nine points in the first half
behind 10 points from forward Sean May before the Hawks rallied to
tie the score at halftime. May finished with 12 points and seven
However, Hawks forward Williams broke a bone in his left hand
during a Thursday practice and didn't play. He will miss up to
Hawks forward Shelden Williams, who played four seasons at Duke
before the Hawks selected him fifth overall in the June draft,
scored nine points and led the Hawks with seven rebounds playing
for Marvin Williams.
The game also marked guard Speedy Claxton's first with the
Hawks, who signed him as a free agent in July. Claxton, who scored
nine points and added four assists, missed Atlanta's first seven
preseason games after breaking the third metacarpal in his left
hand five weeks ago.