|Josh McRoberts, PF Shot Chart 27 MIN | 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 4 AST | 4 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 6 PTS | -16Struggled in just about every aspect of the game tonight. McBob got frustrated towards the end of the game – effect of guarding Kevin Love all night.|
|Al Jefferson, C Shot Chart 28 MIN | 3-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -16Back-to-back very disappointing games. Jefferson was embarrassed by Pekovic tonight – Seriously. A lot. Pek is an enormous human being.|
|Kemba Walker, PG Shot Chart 31 MIN | 7-17 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 7 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 15 PTS | -18The numbers don’t look horrible, but trust me, it wasn’t pretty. Kemba was frustrated for most the night + Rubio did a very nice job on him defensively.|
|Chris Douglas-Roberts, SG Shot Chart 27 MIN | 6-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | -25CDR has been one of the very few bright spots in this rotation as of late – unfortunately, this is all coming to an end when MKG returns Tuesday.|
|Gerald Henderson, SG Shot Chart 24 MIN | 5-13 FG | 2-5 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 12 PTS | -17Hendo has developed one aspect of his game very nicely – the mid-range jump shot, but man it’s hard to watch him go so out of his way to get to that spot offensively every time.|
|Anthony Tolliver, PF Shot Chart 27 MIN | 8-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 21 PTS | -8What can I say, he didn’t miss tonight. Some of it definitely rooted from Tolliver being back in Minnesota – his last home. Regardless, impressive shooting performance and I’m excited for him to fall solely into a shooting role when MKG returns.|
|Cody Zeller, C Shot Chart 16 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -7The game is still too fast for him and Cody is far, far, far, far away from being a PF in the NBA at this point.|
|Bismack Biyombo, C Shot Chart 20 MIN | 0-1 FG | 4-4 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 4 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -114-4 from the stripe? Okay Biz….
Playing against fast teams like Minny definitely isn’t Biz’ type of game.
|Ben Gordon, SG Shot Chart 10 MIN | 1-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 2 PTS | -3He lives.|
How badly does this team need Michael Kidd-Gilchrist back? Be honest.
Three Things We Saw
- The Bobcats defense is in disarray and spiraling out of control quickly. MKG will help, but this is also a group that may be beginning to lose faith.
- Minnesota out-rebounded Charlotte 54-33 and scored 54 points in the paint. These are things that simply didn’t happen in the first quarter of the season for the Bobcats.
- @ Chicago tomorrow night carries tons of weight for this team’s psyche moving forward. Huge game.