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Bobcats blown out by Kings at home. Preclusion is defined

Sacramento Kings 114 Final
Recap | Box Score
88 Charlotte Bobcats
Derrick Brown, F 25 MIN | 5-8 FG | 3-4 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 13 PTS | -20

Brown is trying to attack the rim, but again, he’s got to develop some crisper footwork/moves to hang his hat on. Defensively, he looked just about like every other Bobcat on the floor. Bad.

Byron Mullens, C 30 MIN | 6-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 13 PTS | -17

Don’t get me started defensively. Mullens made Jason Thompson look like an all-star. Mullens was again active on the glass with 6 rebounds at half, but faded late.

Bismack Biyombo, C 35 MIN | 4-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS | -28

Biyombo was doing his best to be extra physical with Cousins, but he also learned that won’t work against guys who have evolved their offensive game far beyond the post. Cousins received the ball away from the basket numerous times and just went right around Biyombo for layups. As scary as it sounds, it actually looks like Biz has degressed, as the season winds down, with his offensive post growth.

Gerald Henderson, G 27 MIN | 3-11 FG | 3-4 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 9 PTS | -19

Henderson didn’t come close to playing with the intensity he had in the game before against Memphis, which is quite disappointing considering this game was a great opportunity for Charlotte to end the losing streak. He turned it over 3 times last night, but Sacramento should be credited to sticking right him, hardly letting Hendo breathe. Hendo just looked like the confused/inconsistent guy that we had come accustomed to in mid-season.

Kemba Walker, PG 33 MIN | 6-16 FG | 1-4 FT | 5 REB | 11 AST | 13 PTS | -18

Kemba was 6-11 finishing 2FGA and attacked the rim well at times, but he finished 0-5 from behind the arc. 11 assist looks nice, but I have trouble remembering half of them because of how painful this game was to watch. The debate about whether or not he’s a true PG hasn’t even come close to being settled this season, so Charlotte will move forward with Kemba being the plan at PG and attempt to put better players around him.

Jamario Moon, SF 14 MIN | 3-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 7 PTS | -3

Hey, look who scored. Even hit a 3.

Matt Carroll, SG 21 MIN | 1-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 3 PTS | -7

Carroll’s struggles shooting the ball are about as close to an anomaly as it gets. Carroll is a 41.3% shooter for his career, this season he’s 33.6%. He’s a 38.4% 3FG shooter for his career and this season he’s 17.5%.

Tyrus Thomas, PF 12 MIN | 5-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 10 PTS | +4

AMNESTY. It’s as close to official as it can possibly be. Thomas threw a pass that would have decapitated Matt Carroll tonight if it had met his head and also tossed one into the fourth row. I feel embarrassed for Tyrus at times.

One Thing We Saw

  1. Preclusion. The Bobcats made it impossible to convince anyone, including themselves, they have a chance to even compete in any of their remaining three games. All in advance with the loss tonight. Go ahead and sketch the 2011-2012 Charlotte Bobcats in the record books as the worst team to ever play in the NBA.