Bobcats go cold, lose to Miami JV squad « Queen City Hoops

Bobcats go cold, lose to Miami JV squad

Miami Heat 89 Final
Recap | Box Score
79 Charlotte Bobcats
Josh McRoberts, PF 37 MIN | 4-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 11 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | -18

Not a great defensive effort — Bosh made McRob look silly on occasion. I’ll say this a lot in this recap, but not a stellar night offensive either.

Bismack Biyombo, PF 25 MIN | 2-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -1

Blah. The only think that sticks out about this stat line is that he took 7 FGA.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 38 MIN | 7-17 FG | 4-4 FT | 14 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 18 PTS | -4

The one bright spot for Charlotte in this one. Not crazy efficient from the field, but extremely competent compared to his other teammates tonight. 3 of MKG’s makes were mid-range jumpers on left side of the court — his preferred portion of the floor for jump shots.

Kemba Walker, PG 41 MIN | 3-15 FG | 6-6 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | -13

Sigh. Well, Kemba didn’t torch Norris Cole as I expected. Couldn’t get anything going from behind the arc or from mid-range (0-7). Also, not very successful finishing around the rim last night (2-6). A night to forget for Kemba.

Gerald Henderson, SG 37 MIN | 2-16 FG | 7-8 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 11 PTS | -14

Pretty much everything I said about Kemba, except slightly worse. 1-7 with shots around the rim and 1-4 on mid-range — what’s to like? Nothing, and then throw 4 turnovers in the pot. Throw this one in the garbage Hendo.

Three Things We Saw

  1. The Bobcats will want to forget this game quickly and they’ll have an opportunity to do that with a game in Brooklyn slated for 7:30 tonight.
  2. 31.8% from the field is not going to get it done against anyone. Also doesn’t help when the opposition knocks down 13 3′s — probably the X-factor for Miami to win this one.

3 comments to Bobcats go cold, lose to Miami JV squad

  • charlottean

    the heat “JV squad” includes 2 all-stars, + shane battier, mike miller, mario chalmers, birdman, haslem, etc. People are really underestimating just how stacked they’ve become this year. Miller’s gotten more healthy, they added lewis and allen, cole’s in his second year, now they added birdman. They are as stacked as any team has ever been in the nba. More so than any bulls team ever. No doubt in my mind.

    That said, we just missed shots. We out rebounded. We forced more turnovers. We got to the free throw line AND made free throws. We moved the ball, we executed on offense. We got good shots, we took good shots. We just missed them. almost all of them. Especially the 3′s. Kemba and gerald were beyond cold. but we played GREAT. Very good showing from our team.

    Keep in mind this same heat team (subbing allen for chalmers) beat san antonio at full strength.

  • SDS/Spencer

    The heat without 2 of their “big 3″ is a 4th seed at least in the EAST…they could Lose LeBron and DWade and still look at a championship run (although unlikely) Birdman is the real guy that put this team over the top…

  • charlottean

    Ray Ray too.

    It’s disgusting. Keep in mind that a big 3 of hedo, dwight and rashard lewis made it to the finals a few years ago. lewis is no chump. he’s 34, but dude can still play if bosh were to go down or something along those lines….he could absolute step up.