Maggette leaves Bobcats-Hornets game

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Charlotte Bobcats starting forward Corey Maggette has left Monday night's game against the New Orleans Hornets with back spasms and team officials say he will not return in the second half.

Maggette played 10 minutes in the first half, shooting 1 for 4 for two points. He was ruled out for the rest of the game during the third quarter.

Maggette entered the game averaging a team-best 16.2 points per game.