Utah Jazz 83, Charlotte Bobcats 80: Bleh. « Queen City Hoops

Utah Jazz 83, Charlotte Bobcats 80: Bleh.

Charlotte Bobcats 80 FinalRecap | Box Score 83 Utah Jazz
Josh McRoberts, PF 32 MIN | 2-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | -7

Not much to report here. McRoberts had a pretty good night on the boards (for him), but he was quiet in just about every other aspect of the game.

Anthony Tolliver, PF 26 MIN | 1-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 3 PTS | -3

Tolliver needs to be taking and making more threes to keep this team afloat without Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeff Taylor. Part of that’s on his teammates to get him get looks, but he just doesn’t have a ton of value without that shot.

Al Jefferson, C 36 MIN | 8-23 FG | 1-2 FT | 10 REB | 2 AST | 3 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 18 PTS | -1

Inefficient scoring and some lackluster defense from Jefferson tonight. Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors seemed to bother him inside, and he settled for contested jumpers too often. If you exclude his meaningless shot at the final buzzer, Al went 3-of-11 for six points in the fourth quarter. That included a late three-point attempt with the chance to tie the game, which was a bad idea for more than the obvious reasons. With 14 seconds left and no shot clock, the team could have easily reset and worked for a better attempt.

Kemba Walker, PG 42 MIN | 6-17 FG | 5-5 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 18 PTS | +2

Kemba partially salvaged a poor shooting night with a good fourth quarter: He played all 12 minutes, scoring 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting and grabbing three rebounds. He needed that after an ugly start to the game, shooting 3-of-11 overall and 0-of-7 outside the paint in the first three quarters.

Gerald Henderson, SG 36 MIN | 6-13 FG | 5-8 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 19 PTS | -1

Henderson quietly had the Bobcats’ best game, hitting both of his three pointers and getting to the line. His early scoring was the only thing keeping things from getting out of hand.

Cody Zeller, C 5 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -2

This was just a cameo appearance, but Zeller looked fine in his five minutes. His only shot was a mid-range jumper, which dropped.

Bismack Biyombo, C 12 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -2

Good rebounding and defense tonight from Bismack, and he was on the court when the team started to make its run in the fourth quarter. His block on Alec Burks was particularly fun.

Ramon Sessions, PG 25 MIN | 4-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | 0

No free throws for Sessions, which usually means a bad night.

Chris Douglas-Roberts, SG 25 MIN | 2-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 5 PTS | -1

25 mostly nondescript minutes for CDR, but that’s basically what you want. He’s just a minutes sponge until Kidd-Gilchrist comes back, and a quiet night is better than a bad one.

One Thing We Saw

  1. We saw a bad game of basketball. Charlotte shot 37 percent from the floor against the worst defense in the league (by defensive rating), which is obviously not great.

1 comment to Utah Jazz 83, Charlotte Bobcats 80: Bleh.

  • Fred

    You keep giving Gerald high marks. Take a look at his scoring production in the fourth quarter. By my count, he has scored exactly 8 baskets in the 4th quarter in the last 10 games. Three of those games he’s scored two baskets each leaving four games where he scored 1 and 3 games where he didn’t score at all. We need someone to take over in the 4th and he seems to shy away. At the most he should be awarded no higher than a “C.” My hope is we get a “go to” shooting guard and have him as back-up…let him score his 19 points in the early quarters…we need production at the end of the game.