Leading scorer Gerald Wallace is doubtful for the Bobcats' game tonight against the Spurs because of a mild concussion.
Wallace, averaging 16.5 points, got hit on the head on a drive to the basket in the second quarter of Charlotte's 95-91 overtime loss Monday against Utah. He did not play in the second half and missed practice yesterday.
Coach Bernie Bickerstaff said the team will be cautious with Wallace, who missed four games last December with a concussion.
"It's completely up to the doctors," Bickerstaff said. "I talked with him early this morning and he's just very sore."
All five starters sat out practice yesterday with a variety of bumps and bruises, but Bickerstaff believes Emeka Okafor, Primoz Brezec and Brevin Knight will play against the Spurs.
But Bickerstaff said G Kareem Rush, who aggravated a thumb injury against the Jazz, is doubtful.
* KOBE'S BABY: The Lakers' Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, are expecting the couple's second child in May, spokesman Rob Pelinka said yesterday.
The Bryants have a daughter, Natalia, who turns 3 in January.
The story was first reported by "Entertainment Tonight."
The 27-year-old Bryant is beginning his 10th season with the Lakers.
-- From News Services