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Bobcats go flat in 4th – Fall to Pistons

Detroit Pistons 105 Final
Recap | Box Score
99 Charlotte Bobcats
Bismack Biyombo, PF 21 MIN | 0-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -12

Liked this — you could also pretty much sum up every Biyombo game with something along these lines.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 30 MIN | 5-10 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 1 TO | 11 PTS | 0

THIS HAPPENED!!!!

Byron Mullens, C 29 MIN | 6-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 15 PTS | -15

Just so bad defensively. I know that I say the same thing every recap I do about Byron, but it just drives me crazy to watch him play defense. Can’t play PnR defense. Can’t stay on his feet. Can’t box out. The list could go on – you get it. He can score though.

Kemba Walker, PG 41 MIN | 8-19 FG | 4-4 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 5 TO | 24 PTS | -5

5 turnovers waters down what appears to be a pretty good stat line. Charlotte only had 9 turnovers as a team. Really not an extremely efficient night from the field, either.

Gerald Henderson, SG 35 MIN | 4-14 FG | 4-4 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | -6

Underwhelming after last night’s performance and it’s still yet to be seen what happens with Hendo tomorrow. Some rumblings out there.

Jeff Adrien, SF 18 MIN | 3-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | +11

Love the energy and effort Adrien brings to the floor. Always.

Brendan Haywood, C 18 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-1 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +1

When Brendan catches the ball on the high post he always just stands there and looks around the floor at his teammates as to say, “Okay, now what?”

Watch next time. It’s really quite comical.

Ramon Sessions, PG 32 MIN | 6-11 FG | 4-6 FT | 6 REB | 8 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 18 PTS | +4

Impact all over the floor tonight for Sessions. He uncharacteristically missed two FT’s in the final minutes that would have pulled the Cats’ within one, but they also wouldn’t have been that close without him in the first place. Solid game.

Sessions is probably the most likely Bobcat to be traded tomorrow. Can be a valuable guard for a lot of playoff teams and has a contract most should be able to fall in love with.

Ben Gordon, SG 11 MIN | 2-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | 0

Don’t think anyone is going to bite on the Gordon bait tomorrow. Also, it’s so clear that Gordon is only in these games following the all-star break due to the front office telling Dunlap he has to play him.

3rd quarter- Gordon goes baseline for shot. Misses. complains for foul as ball bounces right back to him at his feet- never sees because he’s lobbying to referee. Dunlap yanks him and Gordon never sees the floor again.

Two Things We Saw

  1. Bobcats went stale on offense in the 4th quarter. Everyone started standing and watching when the Pistons started doing a good job at hedging and making guards retreat on PnR’s.
  2. Trade deadline happens at 3pm tomorrow and it’s clear that Charlotte has been on the phone trying to make a deal happen. They’re obviously looking for front court help, but nothing has gotten legs, that we know of, to this point. Gerald Henderson is seemingly being used as the Bobcats blue chip piece.

    I’m guessing that the Bobcats do pull off a move that involve one of these three names: Ben Gordon, Ramon Sessions, Gerald Henderson.

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2 comments to Bobcats go flat in 4th – Fall to Pistons

  • charlottean

    I hate the idea of trading henderson and it not being part of something big or something incredibly juicy. Gordon BETTER not play at all going forward. Sessions could easily be traded, but I just don’t see than benefiting us either. We have expirings in warrick, diop and williams. we have gordon, we have draft picks and young talent. but we don’t HAVE to do a deal. We aren’t an 8 seed trying to be a 5 seed. we shouldn’t be making a deal just to make a deal. we should be swinging for the fences and standing pat if nothing comes up.

    - mullens CAN play D, block shots, steals, box out….he just actively chooses not to. and it looks horrible.
    - biz’ hands haven’t been anywhere near as bad lately as advertised. and 8 boards in 21 minutes is awesome. he should have played more on monroe late. that was a big error by dunlap. monroe didn’t do much of anything until the 4th when mullens and haywood let him run wild.
    - it is NOT comical watching haywood play. it’s effing depressing. he has no idea what to do in ANY situation. ever. that bucket on the and 1…..if they had not guarded him, he would have missed it. the contact made the shot go in.
    - great to see mkg get back on track of sorts. those 2 dunks late were huge.he was fouled on another dunk attempt with the customary rookie no call.
    - kemba’s turnovers were a problem, especially the one with the game still in reach. but 4 threes? him shooting 35% from 3′s this year is pleasantly surprising. if he ever gets to 40% in his career that would be incredible. he wasn’t credited with any steals even though he created a few and had 2 “blocks”.

  • charlottean

    Sigh of relief on the henderson front. Mcbobs? Decent move. I’ll take him playing over haywood or warrick but he isn’t exactly a smart player either.