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Bobcats lose by 27 to 15-34 team

Charlotte Bobcats 95 Final
Recap | Box Score
122 Cleveland Cavaliers
Bismack Biyombo, PF 28 MIN | 2-3 FG | 0-2 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -7

Tristan Thompson and Marreese Speights both had pretty good games – but Bismack for the most part did a decent job on defense. Tristan in particular was making some tough shots down in the paint that were well defended.

Kemba Walker, PG 24 MIN | 2-11 FG | 1-3 FT | 0 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | -21

Kyrie torched him (and the rest of the Cats who attempted to guard him) and Kemba couldn’t do anything on offense, with Tyler Zeller and Thompson forcing him into tough shots around the basket.

Jeffery Taylor, SG 24 MIN | 4-6 FG | 0-1 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 10 PTS | -19

Taylor showed a little more aggressiveness again tonight on offense, taking and making a three at the top of the key in the first quarter. Adrien also set him up for a pretty reverse dunk in the 1st, when Taylor snuck along the baseline when his man was ball-watching.

Gerald Henderson, SG 29 MIN | 5-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | -9

A pretty average performance from Henderson – 50% shooting, 12 points in 29 minutes. And a technical when he felt a Cavalier impeded his movement with a forearm near the throat that wasn’t called.

Tyrus Thomas, PF 25 MIN | 5-9 FG | 0-1 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 10 PTS | 0

Tyrus was making his midrange jumpers tonight, and it seemed like he was rebounding – only to finish with just 2 rebounds in 25 minutes. He was crashing the glass (on offense especially) and getting close to rebounds, but not quite able to pull them in.

Byron Mullens, C 18 MIN | 4-7 FG | 4-5 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 15 PTS | -11

Good minutes for Byron tonight – though still part of more than a couple of defensive miscommunications with teammates. Efficient scoring and nice rebounding (though he did seem to favor his ankle at one point, which is worrisome).

Ramon Sessions, PG 27 MIN | 5-10 FG | 4-4 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 14 PTS | -9

5 turnovers. They’re going to happen when you’re driving into traffic as often as Ramon does – but, blah. Wasn’t getting to the line enough tonight to warrant them (though the refs started to swallow their whistles a bit in the 2nd half, to get the laugher over with).

Two Things We Saw

  1. Ben Swanson at RufusOnFire wrote up his recap in a way I was really tempted to follow: Bobcats embarrass modern civilization (hint: the word count is less than the margin of defeat)
  2. The game ended in the 2nd quarter: The Bobcats had cut the Cavs’ lead to 7 points, with 9:52 to go in the quarter. At that point, Cleveland scored on 10 of their next 11 possessions, going on a 21-4 run. Tristan Thompson led the way with 7 points and an a assist during the run. But it was a team effort – on both sides. Multiple Cavs scored – and pretty much all of the Bobcats saw the court during the run.
  3. One last depressing note: The Bobcats would have lost this game, even if the Cavaliers didn’t get to count the points they scored during the 4th quarter. The Bobcats finished with 95. Cleveland had 100 after 3.

2 comments to Bobcats lose by 27 to 15-34 team

  • There’s obviously no excuse for a game like tonight. Perhaps now is the right time to make a play for Pau Gasol, he’s hurt and of no value for the Lakers right now (of course he’s usually of no value to the Lakers, because they don’t like using him even when he’s healthy), and since he’s hurt he cant help us win games and cost us the best shot at the #1 draft pick. He can come back before the end of the season, get used to the team, and be good to go for next year. Its pretty obvious we’re going to finish with the worst record again, because…well, when you lose by nearly twice as many points as the other team has wins, this far into the season, that tells you all you need to know. Time to start making moves designed to make next season a LOT better than this one, because wow are we terrible.

  • charlottean

    there really isn’t other than the cavs being better than their record. I mean they have irving and thompson both top 4 picks last year in their 2nd year playing together. add in zeller, waiters, etc. now they added speights, ellington, etc. they’ve been solid since that deal with memphis.

    we need that kind of draft pick this year (like irving). you can just clearly differentiate between he and walker.

    we really didn’t play as bad as they shot the ball insanely well. there were defensive lapses that lead to some easy buckets for them, mostly by waiters, but realistically….irving and thompson made contested shots. you don’t expect that many guys to be near perfect on the same night. it’s just not normal. especially from young guys. still insanely tough to swallow. would have liked to have seen more post play in the 2nd half with the game out of reach. those are precious moments for biz and byron to develop. adrian too really.