Bobcats' Wallace leaves game with knee injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Bobcats leading scorer Gerald Wallace injured his left knee in the third quarter of Friday's game
against Orlando and did not return.

Wallace came down awkwardly on the knee after being fouled by
Tony Battie with 5:50 left in the quarter. He crumpled in pain near
the foul line and was down for several minutes. He was eventually
helped to the locker room without putting any pressure on his left

A team official said Wallace, who had scored 12 points, sprained
his left knee.

Wallace, who came into the game averaging 14.6 points and 7.0
rebounds, also leads the NBA with 2.5 steals per game.

It was another in a series of injuries for the Bobcats, who were
without starters Emeka Okafor (ankle) and Kareem Rush (finger)
Friday, along with reserves Melvin Ely (ankle) and Sean May (knee