Charlotte was downed on Saturday night 99-82 by the Thunder in a game that the Bobcats competed in well for three quarters but ran out of gas late and watched the Thunder end the game on an 18-3 run to put the Bobcats away. Stephen Jackson lead the team with 18 points.
Saturday night the Bobcats traveled to San Antonio to face the Spurs and ran into a team that was filling it up from the outside shooting 17- 34 (50%) from behind the arc and it was simply to much for Charlotte to handle. Stephen Jackson did not play for the Bobcats because of his recurring hamstring injury. Although Jackson is very hard to watch play at times because of his consistent bad shot selection, the fact of the matter is that the Bobcats offense is nonexistent without Jack and Saturday night in San Antonio was a perfect example of that. Gerald Henderson was the only Bobcat who was an offensive threat with 19 points on 9-14 shooting.
Charlotte has now fallen a full game and a half behind Indiana for the final playoff spot in the east and are now seemingly on a road to the NBA draft lottery this summer. On Wednesday night the Bobcats will host the team they are chasing in the 8th spot, Indiana. The importance of this game as far as playoff hopes go is quite simple, if the Bobcats lose their postseason hopes will be as good as dead. The good news is that the team will get two full days of rest so Stephen Jackson should be ready to go Wednesday night in the Bobcats most important game of the season to this point.