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Post Defense Disappears Against Clippers In 106-84 loss

Charlotte Bobcats 84 Final

Recap | Box Score

106 Los Angeles Clippers
Bismack Biyombo, PF 29 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -14

Everyone responsible for frontcourt defense is going to get a poor grade in this one. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan dunk on a lot of people, but the Bobcats weren’t even around to get dunked on. Way too many uncontested shots at the rim tonight. Biyombo also fumbled away too many opportunities, despite recording only one official turnover.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 22 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -11

MKG was a ghost in this one. If he wants minutes down the stretch, he’ll need to earn them by being more aggressive on both ends of the floor. As tough as it’s been for him to score, he should have more than two shot attempts.

Byron Mullens, C 27 MIN | 6-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 13 PTS | -13

The offensive performance was just OK, but Byron was caught looking on defense again and again and again. Five turnovers is killer, too, especially since Mullens was shooting jumpers for most of the night.

Kemba Walker, PG 34 MIN | 5-15 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 5 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 15 PTS | -17

A well-rounded but inefficient night from Kemba. He overpenetrated at times, which led to too many of his shots being blocked and turnovers deep in the paint.

Gerald Henderson, SG 35 MIN | 12-19 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 24 PTS | -21

It was one of those games where Henderson goes nuclear from mid-range, which ended up being a good thing and a bad thing. He was more or less solely responsible for the competitive first half, but that success led to too many isolations and stagnant offense in the second frame. That’s not all Henderson’s fault, but it was still ugly.

Josh McRoberts, PF 7 MIN | 3-3 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | -5

McRoberts looked very active in his limited playing time, but this was mostly just a cameo appearance. The game was long over with by the time he checked in.

Jeff Adrien, SF 16 MIN | 1-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -8

A few solid defensive plays and four rebounds can’t make up for an 1-for-7 performance from the floor.

Brendan Haywood, C 18 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -4

Haywood seemed as disinterested as the other post players. I’m assuming no one was looking to get dunked on.

Ramon Sessions, PG 26 MIN | 3-7 FG | 5-6 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 11 PTS | -11

Your regulation-issue game from Sessions. Free throws, a few fast-break buckets, a handful of dimes. Just another day at the office.

Jeffery Taylor, SG 22 MIN | 2-7 FG | 3-4 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -6

Didn’t wow on offense, but he was probably the liveliest Bobcat on defense Tuesday. Played aggressive until the final whistle, even if his shot wasn’t falling.

One Thing We Saw

  1. Ben Gordon got another DNP-CD, which could be at least partially because of Henderson’s big night. Gordon’s shooting could have helped on a night when the Bobcats shot 41 percent, but I’m fine with the young guys playing.

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