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Bobcats lose by 30. Again.

Charlotte Bobcats 72 Final

Recap | Box Score

102 San Antonio Spurs
Corey Maggette, SF 28 MIN | 4-12 FG | 5-6 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 14 PTS | -18San Antonio shot 10 of 20 on three pointers
Boris Diaw, PF 26 MIN | 6-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 14 PTS | -12San Antonio out-rebounded the Bobcats by 18
DeSagana Diop, C 15 MIN | 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 4 PTS | -6The Bobcats shot 10 free throws to the Spurs 21 attempts
Gerald Henderson, G 28 MIN | 4-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 8 PTS | -16The Bobcats’ starters combined for 3 steals and no blocks – the bench had 5 steals and 6 blocks
D.J. Augustin, PG 24 MIN | 1-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 5 AST | 2 PTS | -14The Bobcats shot 37.3% from the field
Eduardo Najera, PF 21 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -12The Bobcats went 3 of 16 on three point attempts
D.J. White, PF 17 MIN | 4-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS | -18Matt Bonner made 4 of 6 three point attempts
Derrick Brown, F 20 MIN | 2-5 FG | 2-3 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 6 PTS | -12The Bobcats had 72 points on 90+ possessions
Kemba Walker, PG 24 MIN | 4-11 FG | 0-1 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 8 PTS | -16Tony Parker shot 7 of 11 from the field
Byron Mullens, C 12 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | -12The Bobcats had 17 turnovers to 18 for the Spurs

Three Things We Saw

  1. After a promising start to the game, the Bobcats played worse and worse as the contest progressed – a 14-12 lead eventually being a 30-point loss
  2. Tyrus Thomas played just 4 minutes. Bismack Biyombo missed the game with an injury. I continue to be puzzled by Tyrus’ playing time – he’s struggled, no doubt. But so has everyone else – and the team doesn’t owe them long term contracts.
  3. Really shoddy defense throughout. Particularly irked me when I would see a Bobcat come off their man at the three point line to bother Tim Duncan at the top of the key – pass from Duncan to open man – three points. Let Tim have the 18-footer open rather than Richard Jefferson have an open three.

3 comments to Bobcats lose by 30. Again.

  • S.D.S

    how is this team so bad at defense? is it comunication? i dont see them talking to each other on the court, is it bad man to man d? is it bad help defense? which comes from bad comunication? is it just not trying by some players? what is it? biyombo although a extremly good defender already isnt this important, San Antonio would have scored 90+ still biyombo can oonly alter or block 10 to 20 shots a game, Tyrus isnt getting playing time because he is a liability on defence, he is to skinny for a pf due to his sick stomach thing going on with digestion, and gets destroyed by anyone with some muscle, and cant play sf because he isnt quick enough or just fast enough to guard smaller guys….and with his lack of offensive talent as of yet, why play him other then to try to say why we are paying him so much-TT is the amnesty guy for sure…tyrus does alter some shots, but really that dosent matter if you cant play man to man and isnt known to be a good help defender

  • Just makes me wonder if they’d be this bad under Larry Brown.The disappointing thing is we are unable to truly evaluate Hendo, Kemba because they are being hurt by the awful coaching staff (not including Old Man Silas, he’s fine).

  • bobcatsFAN.charlotte

    i think its difficult to pinpoint where our real problem lies. if it was easy, im sure it would have been fixed by now but its not that easy.

    i feel like bobcats are lacking a lot in confidence. losing so many games and losing them by a lot will take a toll on players. i think its very difficult for them to just turn it on and say “ok, tonight we will beat the spurs”; who are a playoff team

    paul silas tries to teach a lot about confidence but its just too hard when ur down 20, go on a 9-0 run, then someone jacks a 3 and/or calls a timeout and then goes on a 14-0 run. that’ll take all the wind out of ur sails.

    i just hope they can persevere and get through these tough times and hopefully not lose confidence when we start getting these high valued/talented players through the draft.