Philadelphia 76ers 95, Charlotte Bobcats 92: Back-to-Blech « Queen City Hoops

Philadelphia 76ers 95, Charlotte Bobcats 92: Back-to-Blech

Charlotte Bobcats 92 FinalRecap | Box Score 95 Philadelphia 76ers
Josh McRoberts, PF 30 MIN | 4-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -11

McRoberts had his first double-digit scoring game since Jan. 1, which is a small victory. He got those by taking the three when he was open, hitting two of the team’s five makes. His grade takes an additional knock for the game’s final play, when he hesitated a second too long on defense and let Thaddeus Young drill the winning three.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 17 MIN | 0-2 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 1 PTS | -14

If MKG was a little too agressive against the Knicks on Tuesday night, we got the opposite on Wednesday. He only had two attempts, one of which was a (wide-open) three-point attempt. He took a three in last night’s game as well, so it’s likely that the coaching staff has given him the green light to try those when open. He didn’t make either, but they both at least looked straight on and had a chance to drop.

Al Jefferson, C 38 MIN | 11-20 FG | 2-3 FT | 8 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 24 PTS | -3

A very good offensive night from Jefferson, but the defensive effort was lacking at times. He seemed to forget that Spencer Hawes has three-point range, and Hawes seemed pretty happy to remind him.

Kemba Walker, PG 43 MIN | 9-21 FG | 6-6 FT | 5 REB | 8 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 26 PTS | +5

A really nice night all-around from Kemba, as he paired another great scoring night with eight assists. If crossed-up defenders were a tracked stat, he would have done pretty well there, too.

Gerald Henderson, SG 31 MIN | 2-14 FG | 4-5 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -13

Henderson had a dismal game, missing his first nine shots. Part of that was just a cold night, but too many long jumpers didn’t help.

Jeff Adrien, PF 9 MIN | 0-1 FG | 1-4 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 1 PTS | +4

Those rebounds per minute are impressive, but the missed free throws hurt. Both teams combined to shoot 60 percent from the line, so at least he wasn’t alone.

Anthony Tolliver, PF 26 MIN | 2-7 FG | 1-2 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | +13

The Bobcats trailed for most of this game, and they needed Tolliver to chuck up threes to cut into the deficit. It may have helped the spacing, but it didn’t end well for Tolliver. His streak of made three-pointers ended at nine, a team record he shares with Raymond Felton.

Cody Zeller, C 19 MIN | 2-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 5 PTS | +4

Zeller really struggles in traffic, something that dates back to his college career. Still searching for something to hang his hat on offensively.

Ramon Sessions, PG 25 MIN | 5-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | -2

Sessions hit some very pretty floaters, and was in enough of a scoring groove to get minutes down the stretch. 11 points, five assists and four rebounds add up to a very solid effort off the bench.

One Thing We Saw

  1. Not surprisingly, the Bobcats looked flat on the second night of their back-to-back. They desperately need wins against teams like Philly, but at least get credit for fighting back from an early deficit. The loss drops them back into ninth place in the East.

9 comments to Philadelphia 76ers 95, Charlotte Bobcats 92: Back-to-Blech

  • Dave Walshy

    Seriously… Biyombo gets a DNP – Coaches Decision

  • charlottean

    WIN NOW MODE!!!!!!

  • Spencer/SDS

    EXCEPT THIS TEAM IS COMPLETE CRAP AND CAN’T WIN NOW!!! BUT CLIFFORD IS A BLIND IDIOT THAT I NOW HAVE ZERO FAITH IN TO MAKE ANY OF OUR YOUNGENS IMPROVE WHATSOEVER AND SHOULD BE EITHER PUT ON A LEASH OR FIRED!!!! RAGE!!!! PURE RAGE!!! Seriously…Clifford is proving to be an incompetent idiot, he can’t create a team…his coaching style COULD/MAY work on a Miami heat, Bulls of the 90′s or Lakers with young Gasol and Shaq (Phil Jackson) teams…STACKED to all hell and with the most dominate scorer in the league at the time. No youngens here no no, only people that were built by another franchise or coach.

  • Spencer/SDS

    Sidenote: My rage is also being affected by my car possibly being totaled…still to find out, so my rage is being fueled a little more this week just for in-case I go a little cock-eyed on some people…sorry if I have/or will do….

    This team isn’t built for win now, it built for building players up and development…Biyombo 21, Zeller 21, MKG 20, Kemba 23, Taylor (was 24) McRoberts and Henderson both 26…These guys all have time to develop into something…Henderson and McRoberts are in the area of plateauing however…you won’t see much if any improvement over a season for these two, especially since neither are implementing a new shot, or offensive game in Cliffords system…However, Kemba still has a lot to develop, Bismack and Zeller HAVE a ton to develop offensively (and defensively for Zeller) MKG has a ton to learn on offense and develop a post game, mid range shot/playing in control…but we aren’t allowing these 3 specifically with the most to improve to have ANY chances to do so…Zeller never has any post up shots, no 3pt shots and only a few mid range shots…seriously, dude could do all 3, but we limit is progression to just 1, of which he is having trouble with…Clifford wan’ts Zeller to ONLY do 1 thing offensively, how is he supposed to get better as a player doing that??? Especially when it is still a very new aspect of his game and not that well rounded, he needs to get hot in the post and feeling like he can score, not just jump shot jump shot jump shot jump shot…very few players can be efficient in this league that way, let alone 7 footers….Bismack only averages 2.1 shots per game…he has NO players drawn up just for him, how is he supposed to get better when you re-fuse to let him develop his offensive game in game??? My god, Clifford built this team offensively around 4 players, Kemba and Sessions drivings, Kemba and Jefferson Pick n Role, Jefferson Post up, and McRoberts handling the ball on the high-post…nothing else…just Henderson doing his own thing with mid-range jumpers…that is this entire team offensively, and it SUCKS…dude is the WORSE coach for this team with this build…Seriously Cho needs to go Billy Beane and FORCE Clifford to coach this team like its supposed to be coaches, not his way..which is bloody awful.

  • charlottean

    I would put my money on seth curry/henderson/mkg/zeller/biz vs. kemba/sessions/tolliver/mcroberts/jefferson in a best of 7 series. you could swap kemba over to the young team and put pargo or CDR on the older to keep in on the roster.

    the problem isn’t just that the young guys aren’t getting better, it’s that in a lot of ways….they are already better than the guys they are sitting behind. jefferson scores 19 ppg pretty efficiently. his opponents? probably 30 even more efficiently. if you swap biz for jefferson……those defensive statistics would be INSANE. that’s part of why they were so good at the beginning of the year because biz started 9 games and played a ton in several others. notice how they are trending downward. notice how the lack of MKG and biz in the lineup has had that affect. notice how clifford never refers to either as great defenders yet he talks about jefferson’s defense like it is even worth discussing.

    i see brendan haywood, i’m done. i’m telling you.

  • Spencer/SDS

    I say burn every building down if Haywood sees the court if Biyombo is even remotely healthy…if Biyombo has a broken femur, destroyed eye socket can nasal cavity, then I will allow a Haywood sighting…if only 1 of those 3 has happened…the buildings, they shall all be burned!!!

    (do not take this literal…unless you want to)

  • Dave Walshy

    I agree with everything you guys are saying. There is one thing though…I know you guys are loyal to North Carolina but you have to realize Seth Curry sucks and currently has no place on an NBA roster let alone a starting job. I see lots of references on here to wanting/needing Seth Curry. Doesn’t make sense.

    Anyways, Clifford really needs a reality check. Or maybe it is the front office pushing him to be in win now mode. I can’t tell for sure but it needs to change soon or we are going to be in tank mode again in 3 years and at best will have like one first round playoff exit to show for all our troubles.

  • charlottean

    seth curry isn’t worthy of pargo’s spot? dude set the d-league record the other night. he’s averaging like 18 and 8 on great shooting numbers in like 30 mpg. the guy is nba caliber.

    gerald wilkins was still a pro. he wasn’t dominique but that doesn’t make him a scrub either.

    elite shooters like seth are hard to come by. simple as that. it’s not about us needing him, it’s about us taking a flier on him incase he’s more. why the eff not? what do we lose? is pargo going to become the next big thing at age 31?

  • Spencer/SDS

    @DAve: one of the biggest things with Seth is that he can shoot, and this team can’t…I’m loyal to the Charlotte bobcats/Hornet (for now as a fan can only take so much) as i’m originally from KC and am a Fan of the Chiefs and Royals bla bla bla lol

    Seth Curry brings this team a lot of shooting we don’t have, rather then giving Tolliver an oldy who isn’t going anywhere for this team other then to maybe bring in a 2nd rnd pick from a championship caliber reeling back due to injuries and the lack of the 3pt shooters, replace Tolliver with Seth and we get a YOUNG guy that can shoot. Henderson moves over to SF when MKG is off the floor while Seth moves into the SG/PG spot depending on if Kemba or Sessions are on the court. You get the young 3 pt shooter over an old guy, while still not hurting the team defensively if not making it better considering Henderson is a far better defender (IMO) then Tolliver at the 3 and Seth (when with sessions) won’t hurt us defensively too much. Then, even if we don’t go that route, he is easily more deserving then Pargo who is just a shooter for this team at this point, and a crappy one with no future on this team at that.