NBA roundup: Radmanovic stars in debut
CHARLOTTE ó There are seven stalls in Charlotte’s locker room with white stickers covering the names of previous occupants.
The newest addition to the roster made a first impression worthy of a permanent plate.
Vladimir Radmanovic, buried on the bench with the Lakers, scored 13 points and hit three fourth-quarter 3s in his Charlotte debut Monday, helping turn a close game into a rout in the Bobcats’ 94-73 win over the road-weary Los Angeles Clippers.
“It was definitely nice to be out there and help my team win,” Radmanovic said.Radmanovic was the 23rd player to suit up for Charlotte this season ó an NBA-high.
“Another guy who can hit shots,” point guard Raymond Felton said. “That’s going to help our offense, no question.”
Emeka Okafor had 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Bobcats, who were missing starters Gerald Wallace (rib, lung) and Raja Bell (groin).
76ers 108, Suns 91
PHILADELPHIA ó Thaddeus Young scored 25 points, and Marreese Speights had 24.
Grizzlies 85, Hornets 80
MEMPHIS, Tenn. ó O.J. Mayo scored 22 points and had a career-high 16 rebounds.
Bucks 124, Rockets 112
MILWAUKEE ó Charlie Villanueva had 25 points and eight rebounds.
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