|Bismack Biyombo, PF 36 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 4 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | +13
Solid effort for Bismack tonight – after falling for a ball fake from KG early on (after a series, Bis bit finally), he did a pretty solid job (for him) of staying down and contesting shots. In addition to decent man defense, Bis also sent back 4 shots in his rim protector role.
|Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 15 MIN | 1-4 FG | 3-3 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | +11
Too many fouls for the rookie, yet again – the one that stands out in my memory is I believe number 3, when MKG grabbed Paul Pierce’s arm as he was trying to chase him around a screen. The ref saw it (everyone did).
|Byron Mullens, C 43 MIN | 10-16 FG | 1-4 FT | 18 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 25 PTS | +5
A+? I think so. Byron did take 5 threes tonight, but they were for the most part in the flow of the offense. His rebounding totals are padded a bit by an unusually high amount of tipped balls, but it was a strong effort on the glass, and he led the Bobcats to a rebounding advantage overall.
|Kemba Walker, PG 36 MIN | 6-15 FG | 5-6 FT | 6 REB | 6 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 18 PTS | +11
Kemba’s part in closing out the game redeemed his game – 2 assists and a couple of free throws to help clinch the win. That followed a somewhat shaky fourth quarter when Kemba over-penetrated and got into losing situations in traffic.
|Gerald Henderson, SG 35 MIN | 6-15 FG | 3-5 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | +6
Similar to Kemba, the late three to help in the comeback drives Gerald’s grade up a bit. A decent effort all around though, with 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
|Ramon Sessions, PG 31 MIN | 6-11 FG | 6-8 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 19 PTS | -10
Ramon scored 8 of the Bobcats’ 19 points in the 4th quarter – including the game winning shot to boot (the 18 footer to retake the lead at 92-91).
|Jeffery Taylor, SG 14 MIN | 0-2 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +1
Not much in the stat line for Jeff Taylor, but I did like his attempt to dunk on about 3 Celtics that wound up drawing him foul shots. And a vote of confidence from the coach, as Jeffery Taylor was on the court to close out the game, with the primary assignment on Paul Pierce – Dunlap clearly has a lot of trust in Taylor’s defensive abilities.
Three Things We Saw
- The Bobcats took a 3 point lead into the 4th quarter – and turned that into a 5 point lead on their first possession. Then surrendered a 10-0 run to the Celtics, that gave Bobcats’ fans flashes back to last week’s game against the Lakers.
- That run by the Celtics to turn a 5-point deficit into a 5-point Boston lead came about because the Bobcats went scoreless on 6 straight possessions. The offense had regressed to the isolation focused (and stand still teammate) offense that gets them into trouble.
- I’ll leave you with this shot of Ramon’s shot. It was nice to see the Bobcats on the right side of an open shot in the clutch.