Bobcats lose again. By 3 this time. |

Bobcats lose again. By 3 this time.

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Recap | Box Score

101 Charlotte Bobcats
Corey Maggette, SF 33 MIN | 4-12 FG | 15-16 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 24 PTS | -9Still struggling from the field, but Corey got to the line over and over. His late three gave the Bobcats a chance at extending the game, but too little, too late.
Boris Diaw, PF 40 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 8 AST | 2 PTS | -6One of those nights when Boris was looking to pass just a little too often. The 8 assists is nice – but only 4 shot attempts in 40 minutes is putting too much responsibility on the rest of the team.
Gerald Henderson, G 36 MIN | 6-14 FG | 3-4 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 15 PTS | -9Decent line – decent game – played better defense than the point guards on Deron, but still couldn’t slow him down.
D.J. Augustin, PG 27 MIN | 4-12 FG | 3-3 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 12 PTS | -2Early foul trouble put D.J. on the bench for much of the first half. Was the man tasked with guarding Deron Williams when he started lighting up the Bobcats in the third.
Tyrus Thomas, PF 7 MIN | 1-4 FG | 1-1 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 3 PTS | -2Too many jump shots.
Derrick Brown, F 16 MIN | 2-3 FG | 3-3 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 7 PTS | +10Good energy – pretty much what Derrick has been doing consistently for the Bobcats lately. A few points, a couple of rebounds, and a trip or two to the line. Glad the Bobcats brought him back.
Kemba Walker, PG 21 MIN | 3-8 FG | 8-8 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 14 PTS | -1Great aggression – attacked the basket a bit more than some nights. Still struggling with his jumper.
Byron Mullens, C 25 MIN | 5-11 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 12 PTS | 0Active around the rim on offense, and as noted by Steve Martin during the broadcast, was looking to roll to the rim after setting a screen rather than popping for the jumper.

One Thing We Saw

  1. Deron Williams – wow. 57 points and just destroyed D.J., Kemba, and Gerald Henderson. Second most points allowed by the Bobcats in their history (Kobe dropped 58 a few years ago). There’s not a second thing – Deron Williams owned this game (well, the second half) and reiterated how important it is to have a truly great player.
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