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Blazers scorch Bobcats

Charlotte Bobcats 105 Final
Recap | Box Score
122 Portland Trail Blazers
Bismack Biyombo, PF 26 MIN | 4-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | -9

Nice work on the boards for Bismack and some aggressiveness in getting up shots (though with limited success). Unfortunately, J.J. Hickson and Meyers Leonard had big games and at Bismack’s expense – the two combined for 30 points on 13 of 17 from the field.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 28 MIN | 8-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 10 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 17 PTS | -10

That’s more like it for MKG – several baskets in the paint and attacking the glass. It does seem a bit odd to see a boxscore with zeroes in the blocks and steals column for him, though.

Kemba Walker, PG 36 MIN | 5-20 FG | 5-5 FT | 4 REB | 11 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 15 PTS | -12

Hooray – 11 assists! Boo – 5 of 20 shooting.

Gerald Henderson, SG 28 MIN | 6-16 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | -5

Boo – 6 of 16 shooting. Hooray – …

Josh McRoberts, PF 23 MIN | 4-9 FG | 1-1 FT | 8 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 9 PTS | -9

Thanks to Bismack, MKG, and McRoberts, the Bobcats won the rebounding battle 44-41, after getting doubled up (basically) in their last two outings. Progress.

Ramon Sessions, PG 27 MIN | 8-11 FG | 2-3 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 18 PTS | -9

Very efficient scoring night for Ramon with 18 on just 11 attempts. But offense wasn’t the struggle for Charlotte – it was how freely they were also giving up points. And Ramon is no stopper.

Ben Gordon, SG 16 MIN | 6-12 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | -9

Nor is Ben Gordon. Who also got his, with 14 in just 16 minutes. Despite that offensive outburst, the Bobcats were still outscored by 9 in those 16 minutes. Again, offense – not the problem tonight.

Two Things We Saw

  1. Hooray – the Bobcats scored 105 and had 44 rebounds.
  2. Boo – the Bobcats gave up 122 points and 50% on 3s, as Portland made 12 of 24 from deep. Not going to win like that (unless you’re the 7SoL Suns or this year’s Rockets on a hot night).
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