Bobcats drop depressing game to 76ers, 87-76 -

Bobcats drop depressing game to 76ers, 87-76

Charlotte Bobcats 76 Final

Recap | Box Score

87 Philadelphia 76ers
Bismack Biyombo, PF 20 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -17

Bismack’s minutes were limited because the team couldn’t hit a shot all game. Their other big men didn’t do much better, but Biyombo’s not really the guy you want on the floor if you’re trying to make up a double-digit deficit.

Depressing stat No. 1: This was Biyombo’s ninth game this year in which he had more personal fouls than points.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 14 MIN | 1-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -13

See above. Four of MKG’s six shots came from outside the paint, which isn’t the distribution you want to see from him.

Depressing stat No. 2: When Kidd-Gilchrist hit the rookie wall, he hit it with a vengeance. After shooting 56% in December, he dropped to 39% in January. In February’s two games, he’s shot 2-for-11 in 39 minutes.

Byron Mullens, C 38 MIN | 7-19 FG | 2-3 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 16 PTS | -14

Byron Mullens led the Bobcats tonight in missed shots, missed three-pointers and turnovers. He was clearly still shaking off the effects from his injured ankle, but they need more efficient shooting from him to compete.

Depressing stat No. 3: Mullens’ three-point percentage dropped to 30.7% after his 0-for-4 night. He leads the team in three-point attempts per game.

Kemba Walker, PG 24 MIN | 2-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -15

Kemba looked tired tonight, settling a little too often for contested jumpers. He had a decent all-around game, but the team can look pretty bad when he isn’t scoring.

Depressing stat No. 4: The Bobcats have only won a single game in which Kemba scored 16 points or less.

Gerald Henderson, SG 34 MIN | 4-12 FG | 5-6 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 13 PTS | -18

A comedown for Henderson after last night’s stellar performance against the Lakers. One big difference: he was only able to get a single shot within three feet of the basket against the 76ers.

Jeff Adrien, SF 10 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +3

Adrien managed to grab 6 rebounds in 10 minutes, which is what he does. He also went 1-of-4 from the floor, which is what he does.

Brendan Haywood, C 28 MIN | 3-7 FG | 3-4 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 9 PTS | +6

Haywood seems to be getting the nod over the other bench big men recently, and he was solid in this one. On the other hand, the sequence where he botched two consecutive shots in the post was probably the lowlight of the game.

Ramon Sessions, PG 34 MIN | 6-16 FG | 7-7 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 20 PTS | +2

The Bobcats’ best player tonight by default. Sessions’ typical strategy of running as fast as he can at the bucket paid off with seven free-throw attempts.

Jeffery Taylor, SG 10 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | +5

Three bricks in ten minutes was enough for Dunlap to give him the hook early.

Ben Gordon, SG 28 MIN | 3-10 FG | 1-1 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | +6

Gordon had two nice assists, but he also had sticky fingers at various points tonight. Ben Gordon iso ball can be productive occasionally, but it doesn’t really serve the Bobcats from a team or developmental standpoint.

One Thing We Saw

  1. Neither team cracked 40 points in the first half, and Charlotte finished the game shooting 30.7%. Things have been ugly on the second nights of back-to-backs: the Bobcats’ record is bad enough (3-10), but they’ve also lost by an average of 12.6 points.
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