Bobcats scoring leader Gerald Wallace missed the game against Dallas last night because of a chipped bone in his right wrist. He is expected to be sidelined at least a week.

"I felt like I came into this season so prepared and so ready to go," he said. "Then, to have a setback like this is tough for any player, let alone for the type of year I was having. It's a minor setback. Hopefully, I can bounce back pretty good."

Wallace is averaging 16.2 points.

* QUITE AN ASSIST: Timberwolves all-star Kevin Garnett is joining the long list of professional athletes who are donating to victims of Hurricane Katrina. He is donating $1.2 million to build homes throughout the Gulf Coast region.

"I knew I wanted to do something," Garnett said.

He is teaming with Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network charity foundation on the project. Garnett said he chose Winfrey's foundation because 100 percent of his donation will go toward the victims.

* NEWBLE HURT: Cavaliers F Ira Newble, who has yet to play this season because of a foot injury, will be sidelined for another four to six weeks. Newble has had plantar fasciitis in his right foot since training camp.

He made 69 starts for Cleveland last season and is regarded as one of the team's top defenders.

-- From News Services

Charlotte's Gerald Wallace, the team's leading scorer, has an injured wrist.