Bobcats’ Wallace out with strained hamstring

All-Star forward Gerald Wallace sat out the Charlotte Bobcats’

game against the Lakers on Wednesday night because of a strained

left hamstring.

Wallace skipped the Bobcats’ morning shootaround after straining

his hamstring late in the Bobcats’ loss at Portland on Monday

night. He attempted to warm up before the Bobcats ruled him out at

game time.

Wallace, who had missed just one game all season, is averaging

19.2 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists. He was selected the

first All-Star in Bobcats history last week.

Stephen Graham took Wallace’s place in the starting lineup

against the Lakers.