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Kings oppress Bobcats

Charlotte Bobcats 83 Final
Recap | Box Score
119 Sacramento Kings
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 28 MIN | 4-8 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -12

Solid line for MKG.

Byron Mullens, C 19 MIN | 5-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 12 PTS | -10

Decent scoring, but invisible on the boards – and when the team gets out-rebounded so badly for a second game in a row, the bigs will bear the brunt of the blame.

Kemba Walker, PG 26 MIN | 2-7 FG | 6-9 FT | 0 REB | 6 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 11 PTS | -19

Kemba struggled to make anything, as 2 of 7 from the field was saved by 6 free throws made. But he got 9 attempts, and 67% from the stripe is no good. (Maybe a nitpick in a single game – but in a game this bad, it is going to happen).

Gerald Henderson, SG 28 MIN | 4-9 FG | 4-4 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | -18

Meh – a few points off passable efficiency, and a few entries in rebounds and assists – but nothing to write home about.

Josh McRoberts, PF 30 MIN | 3-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 3 TO | 6 PTS | -16

Another Bobcats’ big who wants to shoot 3s without much success? Actually, a decent showing from McRoberts aside from the shooting woes – all-around stat stuffing (as a few assists were blown by teammates).

Jeff Adrien, SF 16 MIN | 0-3 FG | 3-4 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 3 PTS | -32

The Bobcats were -32 in the 16 minutes Adrien was on the court. Not causal – but it sure looks ugly.

DeSagana Diop, C 24 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 2 PTS | -1

A Gana Diop sighting! Dunlap may be trying to find ways for the Bobcats to play bigger and rebound a bit better, and is experimenting with actually using bigger players. (Yes, I’m getting bitter – it’s starting to feel like the end of last season when the team just went through the motions).

Jeffery Taylor, SG 19 MIN | 3-8 FG | 2-4 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 9 PTS | -18

Not a great scoring night for Taylor, and he didn’t contribute much else to offset the poor shooting – with zeroes in both the rebounding and assists columns.

Three Things We Saw

  1. The Bobcats improved on their rebounding from the Jazz game, this time only getting out-rebounded by 29. However, Sacramento still managed to grab 40% of available offensive rebounds, which is horrible for the Bobcats to allow. And Charlotte managed just 4 offensive rebounds, to 42 defensive rebounds for Sacramento.
  2. While rebounding is over-emphasized by some stats (winshares), giving your opponent 13 additional attempts from the field (90 fga for SAC to 77 for CLT) is not a winning strategy.
  3. And while the Bobcats managed to win the turnover margin fight, 13 to 18, Sacramento was better able to capitalize on the Bobcats turnovers. Sacramento had 8 steals to the Bobcats 6, and used those steals to turn the Bobcats 13 turnovers into 21 points, as opposed to a point per turnover for Charlotte (18 points on the 18 SAC miscues).

7 comments to Kings oppress Bobcats

  • charlottean

    there’s no defending josh mcroberts. like I said when the trade was made, he’s a decent player but he makes BONE HEAD plays on the regular. it’s okay if he wants to step out and shoot a 3 from time to time. but 5? he missed his first 3 and launched another 2. even mullens doesn’t go that far. he misses his first 3 and dude either disengages completely from the game or he becomes scrappy and plays the post. he shoots the same % as mullens but he has a horrible stroke. mullens IS a shooter. mcroberts shoots. mullens has the potential to make 40% a year, mcroberts has the potential to make 20% a year.

    the 3 turnovers were not forgivable either.

    there is NO effing reason gana diop should be playing right now. none. i would rather henderson play center than see gana diop get minutes. the young’ns shouldn’t be handed the minutes if they aren’t going hard, but we would be better off bringing in some hungry d leaguers to get THOSE minutes than to give them to diop. those minutes are precious. i don’t get it. it doesn’t REALLY matter between he and haywood, and i HATE watching haywood loaf around but after all the years of putting up with diop to finally get to this year of his contract expiring and being 2 months away from that………the last thing i want to see is that dude pull up from inside the free throw line and airball it. or throw the ball away 3 times. or breath on the court. that ish makes me mad. i don’t care if biz has 5 fouls in the first 5 possessions of the game AND breaks his leg. i don’t wanna see diop.

    these last 2 games have been depressing to say the least.


    Change the name this offseason…..get a better product on the floor. The only way this franchise stays in the NBA or Charlotte. Make it happen MJ and stop ignoring the vast MAJORITY of fans.

  • charlottean

    Vast majority does not describe the people that want the name changed. If that were the case, it would have been announced weeks ago.

  • Spencer/SDS

    si…the name change costs millions to do so and no one really seems to be making a petition or taking action so that the loss of million of dollars will be a good investment….

  • charlottean

    it’s more than that….jordan has researched and polled and everything. I think HE is actually one of the ones that wants the name changed to hornets. but in the polls, the people that ARE buying the tickets are the ones that want bobcats. the argument is that the hornets fans WOULD buy tickets, but that’s foolish. you’d be alienating you current customer base to please a possible future customer who is currently choosing not to be a customer because…….the jersey’s? come on that’s so childish.

    when that clown group of hornets “fans” shows up and starts chanting, it’s not every game and it’s never in the lower level. that’s not showing much clout. and grown ups just shouldn’t care about this kind of stuff. you could have an opinion one way or the other, but to actively push for a change of mascot and jersey color without the motivation being that the current one is controversial or racist or sexist or derogatory in some form… just doesn’t make sense. such a pointless argument. be worried about what we do with our free agents and draft picks. show up and watch and support the kids grow up. as long as the jersey and name includes charlotte……..that’s the only important part.

  • Spencer/SDS

    that’s my point, no “hornets” fan is spending money, no one is showing the support…if the “hornet name” fans start spending to say hey, we are willing to spend money to get the hornets name then that would say “oh the fans are spending money to get the name changed, so they should/likely will also spend for the jerseys WITH the name change)…that kinda thing…

  • charlottean

    another big problem is charlotte grew BIG TIME….AFTER the hornets left. from 2004-2007 the population growth was significant and almost all of those people were coming from up north for banking jobs and lower cost of living, debatable better weather. it’s a different city now than it was in 2001 or in 1988. So what works for the fans of old, doesn’t necessarily work for the total target demo.

    for a while i thought the name change was inevitable, but it appears the research isn’t backing the change. jordan would do it if it meant more money and more fans. it doesn’t appear that’s the way it looks.