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Bobcats drop depressing game to 76ers, 87-76

Charlotte Bobcats 76 Final

Recap | Box Score

87 Philadelphia 76ers
Bismack Biyombo, PF 20 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -17

Bismack’s minutes were limited because the team couldn’t hit a shot all game. Their other big men didn’t do much better, but Biyombo’s not really the guy you want on the floor if you’re trying to make up a double-digit deficit.

Depressing stat No. 1: This was Biyombo’s ninth game this year in which he had more personal fouls than points.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 14 MIN | 1-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -13

See above. Four of MKG’s six shots came from outside the paint, which isn’t the distribution you want to see from him.

Depressing stat No. 2: When Kidd-Gilchrist hit the rookie wall, he hit it with a vengeance. After shooting 56% in December, he dropped to 39% in January. In February’s two games, he’s shot 2-for-11 in 39 minutes.

Byron Mullens, C 38 MIN | 7-19 FG | 2-3 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 16 PTS | -14

Byron Mullens led the Bobcats tonight in missed shots, missed three-pointers and turnovers. He was clearly still shaking off the effects from his injured ankle, but they need more efficient shooting from him to compete.

Depressing stat No. 3: Mullens’ three-point percentage dropped to 30.7% after his 0-for-4 night. He leads the team in three-point attempts per game.

Kemba Walker, PG 24 MIN | 2-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -15

Kemba looked tired tonight, settling a little too often for contested jumpers. He had a decent all-around game, but the team can look pretty bad when he isn’t scoring.

Depressing stat No. 4: The Bobcats have only won a single game in which Kemba scored 16 points or less.

Gerald Henderson, SG 34 MIN | 4-12 FG | 5-6 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 13 PTS | -18

A comedown for Henderson after last night’s stellar performance against the Lakers. One big difference: he was only able to get a single shot within three feet of the basket against the 76ers.

Jeff Adrien, SF 10 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +3

Adrien managed to grab 6 rebounds in 10 minutes, which is what he does. He also went 1-of-4 from the floor, which is what he does.

Brendan Haywood, C 28 MIN | 3-7 FG | 3-4 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 9 PTS | +6

Haywood seems to be getting the nod over the other bench big men recently, and he was solid in this one. On the other hand, the sequence where he botched two consecutive shots in the post was probably the lowlight of the game.

Ramon Sessions, PG 34 MIN | 6-16 FG | 7-7 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 20 PTS | +2

The Bobcats’ best player tonight by default. Sessions’ typical strategy of running as fast as he can at the bucket paid off with seven free-throw attempts.

Jeffery Taylor, SG 10 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | +5

Three bricks in ten minutes was enough for Dunlap to give him the hook early.

Ben Gordon, SG 28 MIN | 3-10 FG | 1-1 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | +6

Gordon had two nice assists, but he also had sticky fingers at various points tonight. Ben Gordon iso ball can be productive occasionally, but it doesn’t really serve the Bobcats from a team or developmental standpoint.

One Thing We Saw

  1. Neither team cracked 40 points in the first half, and Charlotte finished the game shooting 30.7%. Things have been ugly on the second nights of back-to-backs: the Bobcats’ record is bad enough (3-10), but they’ve also lost by an average of 12.6 points.

2 comments to Bobcats drop depressing game to 76ers, 87-76

  • For me the highlight of the game was when that fellow was the guest commentator (I think it was Gerald Henderson’s father) said what the announcers refuse to say night in and night out, that the referees don’t call our games fairly. The other announcers each basicly said ‘we’re glad you said that, we arent allowed to’, but if you have the NBA League Package and listen to other team’s announcers, they are VERY tough on the referees when they make a mistake that goes against their team, and in fact sometimes even when the refs don’t make a mistake they still act like they did. In other words, the other teams home town announcers actually sound like home town announcers are supposed to sound. Our announcers (especially Dell Curry) COULD point out the horrible calls (and no-calls), they simply choose not to. I want our home town announcers to BE home town announcers, and when our guys are going in for layups and getting hammered without a call, I don’t want to only have that pointed out when the guy’s dad is on guest commentary. I want that pointed out every single time, by the people actually PAID to point that stuff out. I’m going to say again, Dell Curry needs to be replaced by Stephanie Ready, for him to make excuses that are completely untrue for why he doesn’t point out the bad calls, he needs to tell that story walking, because that type of thing shouldn’t fly around here.

    In regard to the game itself, yes we sucked, but we kept it close and it was a surprisingly fun game to watch, despite the fact that we couldn’t hit the broad side of the barn, and couldn’t rebound the basketball. Shooting 31 percent AND getting 20 less rebounds, its amazing we didn’t lose by 40 or 50, those are just unbelievably horrible numbers that are obviously completely inexcusable, but the fact that we kept hanging around and even had it down to 5 points with a few minutes still to go was really cool, it really would’ve been incredibly awesome if we had won the game after playing so terribly. Hopefully those trade talks will go well, and we’ll get some high quality leadership on the team soon, and things will finally start turning around.

  • charlottean

    i don’t think it’s necessarily an announcers place to point out the refs everytime they make a mistake. it makes for a less enjoyable broadcast if they can’t stay level. i think they do a decent job of pointing it out when it’s REALLY bad and also pointing out when things look bad in live action but the replays (that they have access to) show that the call was right.

    Dell isn’t bad at all, but steve martin is “getting too old for this ish” lethal weapon style. dude mixes things up all the time. I swear one game a year or 2 ago he said “kendall gill for the 3″.

    game was blah to say the least. haywood kills me. even when he’s productive he’s horrible. he gets the EASIEST looks of anybody in the nba. if biyombo got haywood’s looks, nobody would think he lacked offense. haywood airballs layups about as often as ben gordon makes shots.

    ^^^^^^^when looking at rebounding disparities, you have to look at shooting %’s first. obviously the team that shoots better is going to rebound better because they will have more opportunities. this is why rebound % is a more vital measure.