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Cats shutdown 76ers (mainly Holiday) for win

Philadelphia 76ers 83 Final
Recap | Box Score
88 Charlotte Bobcats
Josh McRoberts, PF 43 MIN | 6-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 16 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | +15

Exactly what the Bobcats want to see from McRoberts – efficient scoring, strong rebounding, and a few assists, with his passing really helping overall ball movement.

Bismack Biyombo, PF 38 MIN | 2-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 11 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 3 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | +5

Bismack gets contact credit for centering a defense that held Philly to 35% shooting. And 11 rebounds are nice as well.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 17 MIN | 2-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 4 PTS | -1

7 rebounds from the small forward in just 17 minutes is nice (just 17 minutes, less so). And the delayed break basket he had where he finished with a floater in the lane while being tackled by Spencer Hawes was a great example of his scoring ability.

Kemba Walker, PG 40 MIN | 6-14 FG | 3-4 FT | 5 REB | 10 AST | 5 STL | 1 BLK | 6 TO | 17 PTS | +13

Like Bismack – contact credit for being part of the defensive effort, with Kemba getting points for Jrue Holiday’s 2 of 24 shooting. Combined with Kemba’s double double, of 17 and 10, a very strong night.

Gerald Henderson, SG 36 MIN | 10-18 FG | 4-4 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 24 PTS | 0

Another A level performace from a Bobcat starter – 24 points without a made 3 for Gerald Jr, plus 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block for the well-balanced box score.

Tyrus Thomas, PF 12 MIN | 2-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | -8

Tyrus had 9 attempts from the field, plus 2 free throw attempts in just 12 minutes – for 6 points. His focus continues to be on offense.

Ben Gordon, SG 25 MIN | 2-9 FG | 5-6 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 9 PTS | +5

9 points on 9 attempts, plus 6 free throw attempts? Shoot better, Ben.

3 comments to Cats shutdown 76ers (mainly Holiday) for win

  • charlottean

    now imagine subbing noel for thomas and curry for gordon.

    great win.

  • Elcor

    The fact that the Bobcats held Holiday to 2 for 24 shooting and still only won by 5 points is scary. Why is Thomas playing btw? There is a reason he’s been on the bench for months.

  • charlottean

    ^^^^ we turned the ball over and were out rebounded. plus a jump ball or 2…..they got 13 more possessions in this game. it’s the hardest way possible to win. we played well, but not enough.

    thomas is playing so that we can bait someone into bidding a couple million in the amnesty waiver process. The higher the bid, the less we’re on the hook for. if nobody bids and he signs as a free agent, he gets to double dip and we have to pay the salary in full (least that’s my understanding of that process). thomas IS a solid role player. we paid him like a starter and he’s not that. If he was making a million we would all love him and be begging that he played a little bit. He’s athletic. He almost had 2 insane dunks early on, missing one and getting fouled on the other but he COULD have been something great. I think injuries have played a bigger role in his failures than anything. He’s an upper echelon shot blocker, has always been a solid rebounder, hustle guy, run the floor, get some steals, play defense, has some range (that he has apparently stretched a bit).

    Watch where he ends up. I expect a new york or LA or Dallas to pick him up and make him into a vital role player. The organization’s lack of stability has a lot to do with it too. Nobody else succeeding during these years either so he’s not the isolated problem. This is his 4th coach in 4 years if I’m not mistaken.