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Bobcats lead by 18…then lose

Portland Trail Blazers 118 Final
Recap | Box Score
112 Charlotte Bobcats
Jeffery Taylor, SF 27 MIN | 4-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 11 PTS | +7

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 27 MIN | 4-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 8 PTS | +11

Brendan Haywood, C 23 MIN | 3-4 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS | +8

Byron Mullens, C 41 MIN | 5-14 FG | 0-1 FT | 12 REB | 1 AST | 12 PTS | -16


Kemba Walker, PG 39 MIN | 9-19 FG | 3-5 FT | 5 REB | 7 AST | 22 PTS | -19

Bismack Biyombo, PF 25 MIN | 3-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 6 PTS | +1

Ramon Sessions, PG 30 MIN | 2-9 FG | 7-9 FT | 4 REB | 9 AST | 11 PTS | -1

Ben Gordon, SG 35 MIN | 9-16 FG | 3-3 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 29 PTS | -1620121203-223647.jpg

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8 comments to Bobcats lead by 18…then lose

  • SirGladiator

    Unthinkable to lose this game, all the blame goes to the coach when you’re up 18 that late and give it away. Literally no defense the last 5 minutes (or overtime for that matter), the coach can’t make a single adjustment? Just disgusting. On the positive side, we proved we’re the better team, we just need a coach who coaches for 48 minutes, and of course players playing for 48 minutes would help too. We all know this guy has done a great job at coaching, and will probably lead us to several World Titles by the time the decade is over, but he’s as green as Biyombo at times, and tonight was one of those times. The key question after this game is, who coaches the coach? He’s the one that needs the help tonight, so nothing like this happens again. Maybe he can ask MJ for Phil Jackson’s number, Phil can help him out.

  • Lillard

    bobcats a better team hahhahah neva! wait till we play cats in Rose Garden and see again whos the better team ! Go Blazers Lillard is a Killer

    • Spencer/SDS

      how we lost to a terrible team like the Blazers is beyond me…bad ending by far, Lillard was unimpressive, i think his game will start declining and fast now that people have some game tape on him…

      MKG/Taylor needed more time on the floor especially in the fourth, Dunlap needed to get defense on that court rather than a bunch of small guys, personally i say once we got up 18 we should have put in Kemba, Taylor, MKG, Biyombo and Haywood, defense defense defense, especially when up like that,our small size and bad position on defensive boards killed us in the end…shouldn’t have lost…

  • charlottean

    It’s hard to criticize dunlap especially when he owns it and says postgame exactly what i’m thinking he did wrong. But seriously…..we got gashed because we left walker/sessions/gordon/mkg/mullens and sessions/gordon/taylor/mkg/mullens on the floor wayyyy too long to close the game. We were too small. I understand not wanting to put biz in to get hack a biz’ed but you know what? That would have scored more points than our offense did down the stretch. And it would have stopped them more on the other end.

    Walker had a great i mean GREAT first half and then sat a ton in the 2nd half and disappeared. Mullens continues to show flashes of incredible talent coupled with below average shooting and getting beat defensively. Somebody needs to get that dude fired up every single game every single quarter. He has it but it takes something extra to turn it on.

    Gordon had a lot of buckets to put us BACK up in the 2nd half but that dude came in with the lead in the 1st, had a few turns a few olé’s and the lead disappeared.

    This team is insanely fun to watch though. More so than any other bobcats roster we’ve had. You have to feel good about them going 7-9 to start, winning most that they should and losing several of the 9 close/late. Like I’ve been saying the wins were inflated by opposing injuries and that inflated expectations. They are exceeding the actual expectations and playing great ball. Losses don’t sting much when you aren’t playing for anything but progress.

    • Spencer/SDS

      agree with bout everything you said, Gordon got HOT and i mean HOT, his shot was unstoppable when he didn’t have to force it, that rare 4 point shot,tht 3 and 1….damn that was sexy, i think because of Gordon we saw less of Kemba…Sessions was then benefiting “Stat wise” with just saying “here you go Gordon!!” splash 3 made…^^

      eh it was fun, it sucked at the end thou, started lagging like crazy and i would miss like 2 mins in the fourth and be up like 4 more points, than it did the opposite, going down by like 6 and 4 points every two mins i missedand i was like what da fuq?

  • charlottean

    You must have missed the parts where lillard was impressive. The blazers have a great starting 5 and nothing much after that. Their starting 5 has been ballin but they are playing all 5 guys like 40 mpg. No depth.

    Lillard couldn’t stop walker at all 1st half but 2nd half was the reverse. He had some very impressive plays, my favorite was him buckling hendo at the knees and draining the 3. The apologist in me wants to say hendo is out of game shape yada yada. The realist in me watches the replay and says “nobody is stopping that move into a 3…..ever.”

    It’s hard to 2nd guess the lineup that built the lead so i’m not mad at the hesitance to go away from it. But the truth is, gordon has no business on the floor in crunch time unless we are behind and need shooters. Anytime we have a lead it should be post up mullens and milk the clock. He gets fouled on the block a lot and can kick it out effectively. Kemba tends to overdo it in the 4th.

  • Spencer/SDS

    i will admit kemba seems to have a “kobe” chuck it up mentality in the 4th, usually not finding good efficient shots, but hey, Kemba is one o those guys that loves taking that last shot and has a killer mentality, usually it isn’t the most efficient in the 4th but in 2 to 3 more years he could be deadly,

    that is one thing i love about this team, Kemba, if he can consistently knock down a 3 and be more efficient in the mid range game he will be one of the hardest guys to defend in the league, Mullens if he can start knocking down mid-3pt range shots every game rather then 1 out of every 5 he could be a SUPER star in this league, Mullens has a post game and i love that we are calling more plays for him down low, but damn if he can also consistently knock down that mid-3pt game he will be one of the hardest players to defend in the league…although he does need to learn how to create some more for himself, just sits a lot when he doesn’t have the ball…

    idk, “lizard” as some seemed to like to calm him,didn’t splash out to me, he had one good blow by kemba for a dunk i think in the 3rd, then i never really saw him again…but “” was giving me problems at the half point in the 4th and if he went hammer time then, than that is when i missed it…

    can’t wait till friday, Cats vs Bucks, i’ma be there^^

  • Spencer/SDS

    WOOOT, bobcats might become the hornets again in the next 2 years, New Orleans has decided to change their name into the worst nba franchise name possible, the Pelicans…