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Tyrus Thomas beats Pistons in OT, 6-5

Charlotte Bobcats 108 Final
Recap | Box Score
101 Detroit Pistons
Tyrus Thomas, PF 38 MIN | 4-14 FG | 5-5 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 13 PTS | +5

5 shots in the paint, just 1 make. 9 shots from midrange, 3 makes. Inefficient scoring, from everywhere.

But, as revealed in the title, he made them in overtime, and helped the team get the win. I guess he just needed a bit longer to warm up.

Bismack Biyombo, PF 34 MIN | 3-6 FG | 4-4 FT | 17 REB | 0 AST | 10 PTS | +2

Bismack reminded all viewers that Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond weren’t the only intriguing young big men in this game.

Jeffery Taylor, SF 23 MIN | 4-6 FG | 0-1 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 8 PTS | +1

Attacking when available, not settling for too many jumpers. Decent use of limited minutes.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 33 MIN | 3-10 FG | 5-5 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 11 PTS | +8

The scoring efficient is disappointing, especially to shoot 3-10 in consecutive games. But if 11 points and 8 rebounds is an off game for a rookie, he’s doing alright.

Kemba Walker, PG 34 MIN | 9-23 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 7 AST | 20 PTS | +2

Got a couple of baskets in the 4th and overtime – but also missed a fair amount and had a couple of turnovers. The end result wound up ok – but 9 of 23 from the field and just 2 free throw attempts isn’t what Charlotte needs from Kemba.

Ramon Sessions, PG 23 MIN | 5-11 FG | 4-4 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 15 PTS | +4

Along with Kemba, Gerald Henderson, and Ben Gordon, it was the guards who scored all of the Bobcats points in the 4th quarter and got the game into overtime.

Ben Gordon, SG 29 MIN | 7-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 18 PTS | +9

And it was Ben Gordon leading the Bobcats with 3 steals on the night, as the Bobcats had 13 as a team, part of 22 Detroit turnovers. Ben had a strong night against his former club, with a tidy 18 points on 12 attempts.

Two Things We Saw

  1. I guess I should have picked the turnover battle as the key to the game in the preview. Not only did the Bobcats get 26 points of those Detroit turnovers, but the Cats also managed to win the rebounding battle, 45-44.
  2. To be fair – the Cats won the battle of the boards, despite giving up a high number of offensive rebounds by grabbing even more themselves, with a 19-14 edge in offensive rebounds. Between that edge and the turnover edge, Charlotte attempted 12 more field goals than Detroit, plus 10 more free throws. Give a team enough extra chances, and it will typically come back to bite you.

5 comments to Tyrus Thomas beats Pistons in OT, 6-5

  • charlottean

    weird game against a team that should not be winning as much as they have been but have a ton of veteran talent that for years has disappointed. they’ve basically begun to rebuild on accident when they were supposed to be reloaded with young vets to build around.

    biz had 16 boards in 30 minutes at the end of regulation. his rebounds per 36 are over 10 now…..and have climbed dramatically over the last few weeks. Elite would be 12+ so he has a ways to go but for a 20 year old, he’s moving in the right direction in that regard. love that he KNOWS his role and sticks to it. love that he made all 4 free throws. he’s NOT going to be a career 50% shooter from there. Watching him vs. drummond it just looks like drummond is very much tyson chandler/deandre jordan/javale mcgee with the freaky athleticism, but he’s more polished than the latter 2 for his age. he has way more post game than those guys too but the athleticism is off the charts. He and biz will battle for years, I can see that. Biz is way far behind on offense, really has no advantage over drummond except maybe shot blocking/help defending and it appears free throws. everything else is advantage drummond. but……..biz was super impressive. he showed some of that explosiveness going to the rim with a dunk that you need from him every play. no blocks but guys were avoiding him AND we drew an insane amount of charges that all looked correct and only 1 looked debatable to me (the mkg on singler one) and that’s showing growth in the defensive scheme. allowing prince to go off and allowing a ton of points did not show a lot of growth.

    kemba looked great going into the half and then was mediocre until it counted. I don’t want ben gordon taking buzzer beaters. I know mullens is out and he would be an ideal candidate with the game tied and a second to go, but i would much rather henderson, taylor, or walker take it. makes may be lower, but the experience (especially when the game is tied) is invaluable. gordon makes the shot and we win (which will happen at about the same %) and we boost the confidence of a guy that isn’t in the long term plans. awesome.

    thomas is frustrating. he and warrick and just watching the offense in general lately makes you really miss mullens. hopefully him watching is triggering a “when I get back i’m gonna be a monster” type mentality.

  • Spencer/SDS

    Let’s hope mullen’s also sees what Warrick and Tyrus do well that he doesn’t (better defensively and hustle) and he also wants to be a monster there^^

    T-Time at this point in his career/this year is probably worse then Biz…because he doesn’t know what he should and shouldn’t do….i mean does he make all of those mid range jump shots in practice??????

    +@ Charloteen: would u agree Wilt would be in the Category of Dwight and Shaq physically/athletically??? i’m leaning on him possibly have been an even better athlete then either of the two+he was bigger(in length)

  • Spencer/SDS

    ahh got a mind block, what do you say to T-Time being as bad as Biz (offensively) maybe defensively as well

  • charlottean

    wilt….before my time so i can’t really opine on that. I’d say yes based on the evidence, but without having seen it live and in action in person…tough. The competition factor makes shaq stand out. He was doing it against like sized individuals. I mean ewing, olajuwon, mourning, mutumbo, robinson/duncan, and even guys like sabonis, divac, campbell, smits, defensive guys like an ostertag or bradley or longley….i mean these were BIG dudes. Howard is going against smaller dudes on a regular basis. Wilt seemed to of also.

    as for biz vs. t time……biz all day. Biz hasn’t been ruined by the 6 years of lost development that thomas had. He also has a better build for post play. Biz’ points per possession used (most valuable measure IMO) is pretty decent. You know he’s going to get better with free throws, turnovers (catching the ball) and finishing at the rim over the next few years so that gap is only going to widen. I have less faith thomas gets significantly better offensively but I can see him becoming an extremely solid player (a la a collison) once he settles into his game more within a team structure with stability.

  • Spencer/SDS

    Wilt was before my time as well but damn, just watching film from youtube you could tell he was athletic…not just tall, He did dominate a time with “smaller” players but there were 7 footers in the league…a lot more then people give credit for…he just happened to be the first “athletic” 7 (probably 7 ft 1-3) and he also happened to be possibly the most athletic 7 footer in history…