Bobcats fall to Heat in Raleigh -

Bobcats fall to Heat in Raleigh

Miami Heat 98 Final
Recap | Box Score
92 Charlotte Bobcats
Tyrus Thomas, PF 28 MIN | 3-9 FG | 0-2 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 6 PTS | -4

Continues to show that he’s committed to making a turn-around this season. Not as good of a night from the field as he’s shown most of preseason, but defensively the effort and discipline continues to look much better.

Jeffery Taylor, SF 12 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 2 PTS | -9

Started tonight, but not much more than that. Surprised he only play 12 min since he did get the start.

Kemba Walker, PG 33 MIN | 7-16 FG | 8-10 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 24 PTS | -6

Very impressive performance offensively. Forced some shots tonight, but most came at the end of the shot clock when offense was struggling to create good look in sets. Kemba getting to the rim looked great tonight- under control, creating opportunities for teammates and drawing contact and whistles frequently.

Gerald Henderson, SG 29 MIN | 4-15 FG | 5-6 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 13 PTS | -4

Another lackluster shooting performance and led the team with 3 turnovers, but a good defensive effort. Not a real encouraging preseason for Hendo.

Bismack Biyombo, PF 31 MIN | 2-5 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 5 PTS | -10

STOP JUMPING EVERY TIME YOU CLOSE OUT!!! Unreal. Sorry, frustration is spilling out- Biz has as bad of a habit as I’ve seen in an NBA player.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 18 MIN | 2-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 4 PTS | -6

Jumper is broken and it’s going to take a long time before we see real results of improvement. That being said, if he gets into the lane MKG is going to make good things happen. Also, this kid is an above average passer for SF.

Reggie Williams, SF 13 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 9 PTS | +7

Better shooting night finally, as in he made a shot.

Ramon Sessions, PG 28 MIN | 8-16 FG | 5-7 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 24 PTS | +1

Just another solid performance for the 26 year old that plays like a crafty veteran. Has just about every move in the book and great balance with every direction that he wants to go- something Kemba could really benefit from learning.

Three Things We Saw

  1. Bobcats shared the basketball very well early in the game. Didn’t lead to better offensive numbers necessarily, but got them many more open shots. One thing is for sure, this year’s team won’t resemble the one from last year on offensive end that held the ball constantly.
  2. Dunlap’s category that he stresses the most- turnovers. Bobcats forced 22 tonight and only committed 16.
  3. The box score looks pretty good for Bobcats in this game- won rebounding battle, took 19 more FG’s than Miami, but shot just 36.8% while Miami was 51.5%.
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