|Josh McRoberts, PF Shot Chart 36 MIN | 6-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 17 PTS | +17
A breakout game for McBob from behind the arc – that knuckleball is deceivingly effective. Best offensive game of the year and that’s deserves an impressive grade – gave a huge scoring boost from the usuals tonight, and likely the performance that got the Bobcats into triple digits.
|Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF Shot Chart 28 MIN | 4-8 FG | 1-6 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 9 PTS | +5
MKG was good in the first half, especially when Charlotte got in transition. Afflalo ate up MKG for the most the night, though – he continues to gain back the game speed from the injury.
|Al Jefferson, C Shot Chart 36 MIN | 13-17 FG | 4-4 FT | 16 REB | 2 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 30 PTS | +17
Wow. How will Miami guard Jefferson tomorrow? Right, Oden because of size, but can he play that many minutes? Big Al is rolling right now and let’s hope it continues through this 3-game home stand.
|Kemba Walker, PG Shot Chart 43 MIN | 7-16 FG | 4-6 FT | 2 REB | 10 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 19 PTS | +14
Unreal efficient performance from Kemba tonight – 10 assists and 0 turnover!? Are you serious? If Kemba and Al keep this up, Charlotte will win games they’re aren’t supposed to coming soon.
|Gerald Henderson, SG Shot Chart 35 MIN | 3-11 FG | 11-12 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 3 TO | 17 PTS | +10
Continues to struggle from the field, but holy foul line.
The combination (likely) of you preaching getting back to the defensive roots of this team + the return of MKG showed dividends tonight.
Three Things We Saw
- Big Al set the tone for a big time points in the paint advantage tonight for Charlotte — 38-24.
- After giving up 5 offensive rebounds in the 1st half, the Bobcats only gave up 1 in the 2nd – it proved to be important for the end result.
- A huge opportunity stares Charlotte in the face for their next 3 games at home — Miami, Toronto & LAC. Taking 2 of those games will have this team back in the playoff discussion.