Bobcats pound 76ers for 4th straight victory

Philadelphia 76ers' Elton Brand (42) reaches for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats, Wednesday, March 10, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

March 10, 2010 6:48:56 PM PST
Gerald Wallace scored 28 points on 9-for-10 shooting from the field, Stephen Jackson added 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats won their fourth straight game with a 102-87 victory over the reeling Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Boris Diaw contributed 13 points for the Bobcats (32-31), who entered the game in seventh place in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Bobcats, who have never advanced to the postseason in their six seasons, improved to just 9-23 on the road.

Tyson Chandler had 12, while D.J. Augustin and Tyrus Thomas had 10 apiece for Charlotte.

Rodney Carney led the Sixers with 14 points. Andre Iguodala and Jrue Holiday each added 13 for Philadelphia, which fell to 23-41 and 10-20 at the Wachovia Center.