Yes, the Bobcats get to 20 « Queen City Hoops

Yes, the Bobcats get to 20

New York Knicks 95 Final
Recap | Box Score
106 Charlotte Bobcats
Josh McRoberts, PF 37 MIN | 4-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 8 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 5 TO | 10 PTS | +21

I believe I caught a bit of flak for comparing McRoberts to Boris Diaw when the Bobcats first landed him – but this is the kind of performance (as well as Saturday night’s) that I was meaning. McRoberts can score a little, rebound decently, and pass eargerly and solidly for a big man.

Bismack Biyombo, PF 43 MIN | 4-6 FG | 2-3 FT | 11 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | +18

A double-double for the Bobcats’ young center (important to remember that age when considering Bismack, and I’m guilty of overlooking at times) with 3 blocks for good measure.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 30 MIN | 4-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | +14

MKG helped hold Carmelo Anthony to 0 points in tonight’s contest – though Mike Woodson probably deserves the bulk of the credit (along with Melo’s injured shoulder). Mainly using this one to make the point the Bobcats’ got the win – but not against the Knicks A-team.

Kemba Walker, PG 31 MIN | 9-15 FG | 3-3 FT | 4 REB | 13 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 23 PTS | +20

That will do, Kemba.

Gerald Henderson, SG 39 MIN | 11-16 FG | 4-4 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 27 PTS | +24

Same for you, Gerald. Both starting guards put on efficient scoring displays, leading the Bobcats to one of their best offensive performances of the season: 106 points on 58% shooting from the field.

Jeffery Taylor, SG 17 MIN | 5-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 12 PTS | -9

Jeff Taylor with the Ben Gordon-esque scoring burst off the bench. I much prefer seeing Taylor get the backup minutes to Gordon and Pargo, so a welcome sight with Taylor getting 17 minutes tonight.

4 comments to Yes, the Bobcats get to 20

  • SDS/Spencer

    just to end the season…I would like to See Biyobmo get 40 mins, McRoberts gets 36 mins, Kemba get 40, Hendo get 32, MKG get 40, Taylor get 20, Adrien get 8, Pargo get 8 and be done^^

  • Justin

    even though no a team for knicks bobcats the worst team in the nba still beat the 2 seed in the east you cant say o but melo and amare didnt play the bobcats have looked awful at times this year so at least give them some credit and be afraid next season

    • SDS/Spencer

      well they didn’t play likely 6th man of the yr Jr Smith, Chandler, Amare and Melo…they were missing 2 starters, and basically 2 6th men, oh wait i forgot about their starting PG Felton as well…

      They were missing 3 starters, and 2 players both of which get over 20+ minutes a game…and are huge scoring forces for the Knicks…

      We weren’t playing the Knicks in this game plain and simple^^…still a good win, but it’s not like it was actually the knicks

  • charlottean

    the point I saw here was……kemba and henderson ARE nba starters. Them outplaying the bench guys for an elite team, and DOMINANTLY outplaying them, showed me that they ARE quality starters already and getting better as they get older and more experienced.

    I disagreed about the diaw comparison for mcroberts but it was because diaw is so much smarter and a better shooter too. Way better defender. Mcroberts is WAYYYYYYY more athletic and active. But they are both skilled 4 men who know the game well and move the ball well. Mcroberts might become more and more diaw’esque as he ages and improves his mental game and his shooting. He doesn’t quite have diaw’s handles either but he does have good handles for a big.

    If diaw dunked like mcroberts, the ignorant fans wouldn’t have hated him so much. They love the flashy play. Diaw was way more about boxing out, defensive positioning, moving the ball, simple post moves. Most people hate that kind of non-sense.

    You gotta love biyombo finishing the season strong. once again in all the top 10 block categories while lowering his fouls and raising his rebounds. offensive numbers took a dip, but his game has improved drastically. his shooting is vastly improved and those numbers will start showing up each year.