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Pacers Seal Ninth Consecutive Win Against Bobcats

Charlotte Bobcats 88 Final
Recap | Box Score
102 Indiana Pacers
Corey Maggette, SF 31 min, 20 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 0 stl, 0 blk, 6-15 FG, 1-2 3FG, 7-8 FTCan’t knock the high scorer for Cats tonight. Solid effort and good production.
Boris Diaw, PF 29 min, 4 pts, 11 reb, 8 ast, 0 stl, 0 blk, 1-6 FG, 0-1 3FG, 2-2 FTDiaw’s scoring deficiency was inevitably a factor in the loss tonight. His largest contribution, however, came in the form of rebounds, 11 for the night.
Bismack Biyombo, C 33 min, 9 pts, 10 reb, 1 ast, 0 stl, 6 blk, 4-8 FG, 0-0 3FG, 1-3 FTThese stats don’t lie- 9 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks. Further, Biyombo seems to be thinking more strategically about giving away fouls and effectively blocking shots.
Reggie Williams, SF 23 min, 6 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast, 0 stl, 1 blk, 2-7 FG, 2-4 3FG, 0-0 FTA largely unmemorable night for Williams.
D.J. Augustin, PG 31 min, 15 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast, 0 stl, 0 blk, 4-12 FG, 3-6 3FG, 4-4 FTAugustin’s injury seems to be a thing of the past, scoring a high of 15 points since his return. He is a veteran and a leader on the court, scoring an important three in the third quarter, which briefly tied the game and boosted the moral of the squad.
DeSagana Diop, C 4 min, 2 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 0 stl, 1 blk, 1-1 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0-0 FTGiven his short stint on the court, Diop had a quality basket.
Matt Carroll, SG 8 min, 2 pts, 2 reb, 2 ast, 0 stl, 0 blk, 1-2 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0-0 FTCarroll is a reliable, albeit largely trivial, contributor. And that’s all I have to say about that.
Tyrus Thomas, PF 15 min, 4 pts, 5 reb, 0 ast, 0 stl, 3 blk, 2-8 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0-1 FTAnother average performance for the 4th overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft who continues to fall short of expectations.
Kemba Walker, PG 29 min, 14 pts, 2 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl, 0 blk, 4-11 FG, 2-5 3FG, 4-5 FTA solid effort from Walker. Kemba’s rapid climb up the learning curve indicates his long term potential to the franchise.

Four Things We Saw

  1. Several small deficiencies accumulated, leading to the ninth consecutive loss to the Pacers.
  2. The Pacers led by 10 at the end of the third quarter, but will were able to pull ahead in the fourth due largely to poor rebounding on the part of the Bobcats.
  3. Hansbrough and Amundson posed a formidable defensive threat inside, minimizing points in the paint.
  4. Awesome throwbacks from the days of the ABA and Carolina Cougars. At least the Cats lost in style.

2 comments to Pacers Seal Ninth Consecutive Win Against Bobcats

  • S.D.S

    diaw in my opinion looked very good in this game, he drove to the basket alot like a pg and passed the ball out, i would like to see him try and finish those drives sometimes but whatever, bismack has an “okay” hook shot as of right now, but its developing and he showed that he wanted to play offensivly in the post, Diop had a monster block in the 3rd i think that also got the fans and players up and going,
    I saw tyrus giving Bismack some advice in the 3rd i think when he got his 3rd foul…is tyrus trying to be a leader and would u want him to give advice to Bismack? Tyrus when we were competitive in the game seemed interested, but as soon as the bobcats got down he got disinterested and seemed more interested in studying his nails in the game then playing the game….
    Tyrus on a good team could be a contributer, but i think he just takes losing WAY worse then the average player, maybe Jordan needs to try and mentor him and tell him to get his act up? idk…
    Kemba had a jordan like move in the 4th i do believe, he was at the 3 point, drove did a spin move and nice layup, reminded me of when Jordan did basically the same thing on Ewing but just dunked it, kemba can’t really dunk unless he has alot of momentum…

  • Grades for the game:
    AUGUSTINE: C Cannot and will not ever defend
    R WILLIAMS: C Streaky shooter who can’t elevate.
    MAGGETTE: B He has the looks of a champion but like most Duke players, doesn’t show temendous hunger to play like a champion night in and night out.
    DIAW: Larry Brown once said there are few players in the league who can play all 5 positions and that is his true value. He is not tough, is too unselfish and often invisible but at the end of the day, his stat line is usually impressive and he should be re signed.
    BIYOMBO: Has all the makings of a top 5 PF or C on the defensive side. He will develop more of an offense in the off season and the biggest challenge will be for the owner to have the guts to re sign him when his deal expires.
    The coaching loss of Charles Oakley has caused immense pain to our young “Big men” as Silas cannot physically teach and practice man to man with these guys. The rest of the coaching staff are worthless and would not get hired by any top 25 college team. Remember this pain when we are in he 2019 Finals.