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Bobcats fall to Heat in Raleigh

Miami Heat 98 Final
Recap | Box Score
92 Charlotte Bobcats
Tyrus Thomas, PF 28 MIN | 3-9 FG | 0-2 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 6 PTS | -4

Continues to show that he’s committed to making a turn-around this season. Not as good of a night from the field as he’s shown most of preseason, but defensively the effort and discipline continues to look much better.

Jeffery Taylor, SF 12 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 2 PTS | -9

Started tonight, but not much more than that. Surprised he only play 12 min since he did get the start.

Kemba Walker, PG 33 MIN | 7-16 FG | 8-10 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 24 PTS | -6

Very impressive performance offensively. Forced some shots tonight, but most came at the end of the shot clock when offense was struggling to create good look in sets. Kemba getting to the rim looked great tonight- under control, creating opportunities for teammates and drawing contact and whistles frequently.

Gerald Henderson, SG 29 MIN | 4-15 FG | 5-6 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 13 PTS | -4

Another lackluster shooting performance and led the team with 3 turnovers, but a good defensive effort. Not a real encouraging preseason for Hendo.

Bismack Biyombo, PF 31 MIN | 2-5 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 5 PTS | -10

STOP JUMPING EVERY TIME YOU CLOSE OUT!!! Unreal. Sorry, frustration is spilling out- Biz has as bad of a habit as I’ve seen in an NBA player.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 18 MIN | 2-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 4 PTS | -6

Jumper is broken and it’s going to take a long time before we see real results of improvement. That being said, if he gets into the lane MKG is going to make good things happen. Also, this kid is an above average passer for SF.

Reggie Williams, SF 13 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 9 PTS | +7

Better shooting night finally, as in he made a shot.

Ramon Sessions, PG 28 MIN | 8-16 FG | 5-7 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 24 PTS | +1

Just another solid performance for the 26 year old that plays like a crafty veteran. Has just about every move in the book and great balance with every direction that he wants to go- something Kemba could really benefit from learning.

Three Things We Saw

  1. Bobcats shared the basketball very well early in the game. Didn’t lead to better offensive numbers necessarily, but got them many more open shots. One thing is for sure, this year’s team won’t resemble the one from last year on offensive end that held the ball constantly.
  2. Dunlap’s category that he stresses the most- turnovers. Bobcats forced 22 tonight and only committed 16.
  3. The box score looks pretty good for Bobcats in this game- won rebounding battle, took 19 more FG’s than Miami, but shot just 36.8% while Miami was 51.5%.

5 comments to Bobcats fall to Heat in Raleigh

  • Spencer/SDS

    22 forced turnovers? or 22 given? it seemed like the majority of the heats turnovers were caused by their own ill will to give us the ball as much as possible, i would say 10 forced, around 12 given, or vice versa..

    Biz has been disappointing, against bosh he messed up our rotations, he wouldn’t get up on him and thus forced people to run at bosh, than making biz go (where do i go now?) and he scrambles to get to some other guy as he swishes a 3…, Biz also doesn’t look like Tyrus out there, rushing the ball to get a rebound, if its not in his “area” he boxes out and lets someone else fight for it, which is sound but attack the ball BIZ ATTACK IT!, he jumps to much…but i think that will go away like it did last year, Biz just can’t defend big men with shooting skills-which is a lot in today’s world, i think we need to play him 1 on 1 against Mullens rather than Haywood… he is already fairly sound defensively against Haywood type centers, force him to defend a shooting big…

    Sessions and Kemba with good games scoring wise, Kemba doesn’t look much like the point, also i wouldn’t mind seeing MKG turn into a point foward, he has the skill set for it..and the lack of a scoring skill set but a good driving score set…

  • tom

    MKG’s shot is truly awful — shooters are born not made — this will not be fixed — which means we have to have a great shooting wing to play with him — Kemba is not a PG and Bismack is not a basketball player — but Dunlap is a coach and this will be alot more fun than last year –

  • charlottean

    tom i disagree. we watched gerald wallace become a competent corner threat after being one of the worst jump shooters ever upon his arrival here. there are plenty of nba veterans that didn’t have a jumper when they entered the league and are now automatic. chris bosh wasn’t as good as he is now. jason kidd was atrocious. MKG can absolutely become a capable shooting threat.

    as for biyombo, we’re going to have to tough through this time, I’m less worried about his defense than his offense. they need olajuwon on the staff. I know dude is a mega millionaire and has a lot of international business dealings that occupy his schedule but if they can convince him of how good biyombo can be and wants to be, he might go for it. especially with jordan involved. the heat “positionless” lineup isn’t the status quo for the league. almost every other lineup has 1 big that can’t shoot. biyombo guards that one, mullens the other. running down the eastern conference, hibbert, bynum, chandler, lopez/humphries, davis, valanciunas, zeller, drummond, noah, dalembert, okafor….none of those guys are perimeter players. only teams that might be problematic would be boston, atlanta, and miami. and only miami will be the matchup problem that it is. but everybody will face that. andrew bynum will have to step out on chris bosh as well. that’s the point of that lineup with lebron at the 4. it’s basically impossible to guard unless you have players you can match which there aren’t many teams that do. boston and atlanta are really the only ones in the east.

    hate that morrison’s career is about to end this week. he spent the last year and a half showing he could still play and couldn’t get a legit shot in the league. brown fucked that guys career.

  • Spencer/SDS

    my issue with biz is that Lopez-extremly good mid range game, terrible at the 3 but up untill that arc he is good, Biz has issues with guarding big men like that even, Garnett-issue, hibbert somewhat issue, Monroe issue, Drummond isnt the starting center-yet-and Monroe is more of a 3-at least height wise-then maxiell or whoever is at their center position he is like 6 ft7, The atlanta hawks center

    then the west is full of bad centers for us

    Bismack isn’t good at defending pick and roll/pop centers, but he is perfect for the howards/just howard, Howard is a center that relies only on his physical attributes, has bad to average footwork for a center, average to below average hook, terrible fadeaway ability-although it can throw defenders off since he usually just tries to power his way through them, really just a terrible offensive center, that is just physically stronger than almost everybody out there-biz is perfect for that type of low caliber offensive skill set guys that relies only on his physical attributes, mainly because that is another him…

    against Bynum-i think Biyombo would get killed sadly,Bynum actually unlike Howard has an offensive skill set that he can rely on to get him easy points,rather than just dunks and ally oops, very good hook, great footwork to get into the paint, good shooting ability, isn’t flashy, but he can score on anyone in this league all day if he wants too…his issue is simply his mentality

    Biz still has the ability to be as good if not better than the Mutombo and Ben Wallace players…he’s still one year off of just being the youngest player in the nba..meaning he hadn’t played as much as jst about every other person in the nba, not to mention he didn’t start playing competitively till he was 14-high school bball

    Now about Olajuwon-everyone would want him on on their staff that won’t work, now a Patrick Ewing, he might come and help a little, but with what he did with howard idk…, Olajuwon has helped a multitude of players and he looks like he could actually coach in this league, but would he coach anywhere other than as a head coach? idk…another option would be Danny Manning, he looked like a superstar coming out of college, lost his legs-like you beloved morrison and never got back-he still played but never lived to his potential…in Kansas he has coached up a multitude of NBA big men today…most average, but still exceeding expectations when under his tutelage in Kansas, he is currently a head coach Tulsa, first year, would he leave college after 1 year of head coaching? unlikly, but still he would be another-more likely- option to come coach for the bobcats

    Now what we can do is force Bismack do go play some bball with Olajuwon over every summer break-guy improves every single player he sees with their post game…

  • Spencer/SDS

    when i said monroe in more of a 3-i meant 5^^