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Bobcats Don’t Get Buck in Here Against Milwaukee

Milwaukee Bucks 112 Final
Recap | Box Score
92 Charlotte Bobcats
Corey Maggette, SF 26 MIN | 2-9 FG | 6-6 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 10 PTS | -5Coming off a back injury, Maggette struggled while shooting 2-9 FG. Corey epitomized the lethargy of the team.
Tyrus Thomas, PF 26 MIN | 5-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 10 PTS | -8It’s nice to see Thomas come out with some semblance of enthusiasm for the game. Not a great night, but Tyrus has consistently put out 10+ points and 5+ rebounds over the past month. The Bobcats need this type of consistency out of their players.
Bismack Biyombo, C 32 MIN | 1-6 FG | 3-4 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 5 PTS | -9Gooden had a double double against the Bis and to top it off, scored only 5 points and was 1 for 6 from the field. Gooden had his way in the paint with Biyombo, which was a huge detriment to the Cats.
Gerald Henderson, G 33 MIN | 13-19 FG | 3-3 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 29 PTS | -12Henderson had a great shooting night and held Ellis to 13 points. MVP Award? At least for the night. Unfortunately, it takes more than one stellar performance for the Bobcats to pull out a win.
D.J. Augustin, PG 21 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 0 PTS | -8I think these stats speak for themselves. No points, no rebounds and 2 assists in 21 minutes. Not his best effort.
Derrick Brown, F 29 MIN | 5-9 FG | 3-4 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 13 PTS | -14Brown had a nice dunk to close out the second half and was a solid contributor off the bench. Driving consistency out of starters and bench players alike is key for the Bobcats.
Kemba Walker, PG 25 MIN | 4-12 FG | 4-4 FT | 2 REB | 7 AST | 13 PTS | -19In the battle of the undersized point guards, Walker came out victorious tonight despite being 4-12 from the field.
Byron Mullens, C 16 MIN | 2-8 FG | 1-1 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 5 PTS | -11Mullens brought the approximately 2,000 fans in attendance to their feet with a great 4th quarter dunk. What Mullens lacks in defensive abilities he makes up for in effort.

Three Things We Saw

  1. With the Bobcats coming off 3 days of rest and the Bucks playing their second of 3 games in a row, a 20 point loss is a particularly harsh moral defeat.
  2. The fact that the Bobcats didn’t score a single 3 until 1:37 in the 3rd quarter shows the relative weakness of the team’s outside shooting. The Cats need to find a way to make use of Walker and Augustin together.
  3. At least we weren’t the only Bobcats to falter tonight.

2 comments to Bobcats Don’t Get Buck in Here Against Milwaukee

  • I found tonight’s loss particularly frustrating. Perhaps its because this is a team that we beat to open the season, so to get blown out by them now suggests that we may actually be a ‘worse’ team now than we were then, which of course is the opposite of whats supposed to happen. We’re supposed to be a young, inexperienced team that loses a lot of games but which improves and becomes, over the course of two or three years or so, one of the best teams in the NBA. Thats how rebuilding works, it doesnt work if you start the season bad and get even worse as the season progresses.

    Another thing I absolutely hated was watching as we took long jumper after long jumper, while Milwaukee goes in for layup after layup. I dont care how good you are from the field, theres just no way you’re ever going to win like that. We started hot, but when you’re shooting college-distance 3s almost every time, you’re not going to keep hitting everything, not even if you’re Kobe or Labron. Milwaukee actually missed most of their outside shots early, but they still had the lead by the end of the first quarter because they went inside a lot, and we didn’t defend them. I want to see us go inside more in the future, even if it results in Bismack missing more layups, I’m just sick of watching us go shoot a long jumper, then the other team comes down and drives and hits an easy layup.

    Hendo was awesome tonight, and we did ultimately score a fair amount of points, enough to win if we actually played defense tonight. Sadly we didn’t play any defense, so we got blown out. Its time that we finally get serious about playing defense. Defense wins Championships, obviously the NBA doesn’t have a whole lot of defense these days, just ask the folks at the All Star game, but you can win a lot of games with 90 points, if you’re playing good tough defense. Giving up 72 points in the paint is the opposite of that, its a good way to lose no matter how good your offense is. I don’t know if somebody needs to be fired, suspended, benched, or what exactly, but Paul Silas really should take some kind of action after something like that. Its one thing to lose most of your games, its another to get blown out a lot, but its yet another thing altogether to do something like that, 72 points in the paint. Its so far beyond inexcusable, every single player should be embarassed, and Paul should be so embarassed for them that he should feel absolutely obligated to take some kind of action in response to that.

    I’m glad we’re continuing to dominate the race for the worst record in the NBA, we need that #1 draft pick, but the way we’re doing it is just so horrible, hopefully Mr. Paul Silas can figure something out soon that at least lets us play decently, and actually be in the games, even if we dont win them. This is so terrible what we’re doing right now, we need something, anything really, to get things going in the right direction again.

  • SDS

    Bismack looks to be to comfortable on the offensive end right now, hes starting to shoot jumpers which isnt going to win games for us, but it does shows he in getting confidence which is good, and is being more aggresive, so those are good, but he just might be a bit TOO aggresive at this point in his career offensivly since he hasnt improved on the offensive end that much
    Where is Reggie Williams? i say free him, he spreads the court more then any of our other players but he isnt their….he isnt having the best statistical season this year but he also hasnt been getting anytime, exspecially as of late, to get out of that hole…i want to see him more then brown personally, or at least see him play the two more……just give him some minutes

    to Gladiator…the problem is that the Bucks improved immensly Ellis is huge for them and even if he didnt play well he nmakes them better, they got Udoh now who is a very good young bench player who they also got with that trade…they got rid of Bogut who wasn’t that great in the first place and is always injured…they improved immensly while we just havent improved as much due to injuries for the majority of the year and our rookies need practice now…they can both be considered 1 yr veterans now in my opinion….they just need practice to improve…both of them cant change what they are doing wrong untill they can practice a ton on that…and they wont get that this year…