Bulls trample Bobcats (so bad, I’m going cliche) « Queen City Hoops

Bulls trample Bobcats (so bad, I’m going cliche)

Chicago Bulls 105 Final
Recap | Box Score
75 Charlotte Bobcats
Bismack Biyombo, PF 36 MIN | 3-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 12 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -16

Efficient scoring, grabbed rebounds, and blocked a few shots. A nice line for Bismack in an a depressing outing.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 25 MIN | 2-8 FG | 6-9 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 10 PTS | -22

Only 2 of 8 from the field – but 10 points and 7 rebounds in just 20 minutes? The rookie is doing nicely coming out of the break.

Byron Mullens, C 27 MIN | 1-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 2 PTS | -27

The Bulls bigs were too much for Byron, in his worst outing since returning from his ankle injury. While the 1 of 12 shooting and 3 turnovers are bad – I do want to accentuate the positive: Byron continues to rebound much better this season, with 6 in just 22 minutes.

Kemba Walker, PG 36 MIN | 9-17 FG | 5-5 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 27 PTS | -12

Kemba was able to get his, and very effectively – 27 points on 17 field goals (and a nice outburst from 3, going 4 of 6) – but all the Bulls guards had decent evenings as well…so a mixed bag.

Gerald Henderson, SG 27 MIN | 3-11 FG | 3-5 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 9 PTS | -12

Similar to Kemba – except without the efficient scoring of his own to offset the defensive struggles of the Cats.

Jeff Adrien, SF 21 MIN | 3-5 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 7 PTS | +1

A bit low on the rebounds for Jeff – but a nice scoring output from the reserve, as he tries to fend off McRoberts from eating into his minutes once he joins the team.

Ramon Sessions, PG 23 MIN | 0-9 FG | 5-8 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 5 PTS | -11

You’d think a 1 for 12 shooting night from Byron would be the worst shooting performance on the team – and you’d be wrong. Ramon was without a make from the field after 9 attempts, and just shot 5 of 8 on free throws. With as many points as Charlotte gives up – they can’t handle nights like this.

Jeffery Taylor, SG 24 MIN | 4-5 FG | 0-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | -12

Jeff acquitted himself nicely with 4 of 5 shooting and 8 points in 19 minutes. And with Ben Gordon likely sitting often following the trade deadline, a good start to Taylor seeing more minutes as the season reaches its conclusion.

Two Things We Saw

  1. The Bobcats surrendered better than 50% shooting from the field – and forced only 6 turnovers. Chicago worked them over and it just got worse as the game progressed.
  2. A small victory for the Bobcats: They handily won the battle of the boards, with a higher offensive rebound rate and higher defensive rebound rate than the Bulls. While the final rebound margin was 46-45 Chicago, Charlotte held Chicago to a 25% offensive rebound rate while grabbing 29% of their own misses. Hey, on a night like this, you take what you can get.

2 comments to Bulls trample Bobcats (so bad, I’m going cliche)

  • charlottean

    I was hoping for gordon to start sitting, but never in a million did i ever think it would actually happen. Rough tonight, but it’s going to be a lot better to watch without him playing.

    Definitely some positives to take away. Every game biz gets 12 boards in 36 is awesome. I think his per 36 is above 10 now. You get him to 12-13 range and that pick is solidly justified. His offense is nowhere near as bad as it was last year.

    Miserable game for mullens. I just wish on games where his jumper isn’t falling he wrecked a bit more havoc inside. I don’t think he’s ever going to be what he should be. But the good news is….he’s lowering his contract value. Hopefully he follows that up next year with outplaying his new contract. Would be awesome. I’m a dreamer.

  • Spencer/SDS

    @charlottean

    we can all dream^^, to bad we couldn’t steal Thomas Robinson from the Kings like Houston did, although Patterson i do believe is a better fit with Cousins then Robinson, he spread the floor more and isn’t a bad player at all, very efficient scorer

    now, who will McRoberts take playing time from??? i could see him taking it from Haywood more then from Adrien if he does play any, as for your wonderful Curry contract on the last post sure why not