|Josh McRoberts, PF 29 MIN | 2-6 FG | 2-4 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -3
Another well-rounded game for McRoberts, and his interior passing helped Charlotte get a lot of easy looks inside. Even when he isn’t scoring, his overall consistency and generous play are great assets.
|Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 26 MIN | 4-10 FG | 0-2 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 8 PTS | -2
A little good and a little bad tonight from MKG: I liked his aggression in taking the ball to the hoop, but he was out of control on too many attempts. Combined with his five turnovers, he had a pretty sloppy night. But the thought process is still good, and eventually he’ll start earning those whistles.
|Bismack Biyombo, C 23 MIN | 4-6 FG | 1-3 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 9 PTS | 0
Foul trouble limited his minutes, but Biyombo looked good otherwise. He seems more confident catching the ball and making a smooth move to the hoop, and his rebounding and defense were solid as usual. No turnovers, either.
|Kemba Walker, PG 35 MIN | 12-20 FG | 3-4 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 31 PTS | +10
Kemba had 31 points tonight, and the Bobcats needed all of them. Whether it’s injury, confidence or random luck, whatever’s been bothering Walker wasn’t bothering him tonight. With only two assists, he was mostly looking for his own shot — but when he’s scoring so efficiently, that’s what you want.
|Gerald Henderson, SG 31 MIN | 4-12 FG | 4-5 FT | 2 REB | 5 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | -2
Another mediocre scoring night from Hendo, but his passing and active defense helped make up for that. Until his shot starts falling, he needs to find other ways to produce.
|Jeff Adrien, PF 25 MIN | 2-5 FG | 3-4 FT | 10 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 7 PTS | +2
Adrien’s earned more minutes with his fine play recently. He got them tonight, with coach Clifford choosing to use Jeff in crunchtime. His five offensive rebounds helped clean up some of the sloppy offense late in the game. His defense on the Nets’ Andray Blatche was too hands-off, but on the whole he looked solid.
|Anthony Tolliver, PF 8 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +5
Not much to report here, as Tolliver just played spot minutes.
|Cody Zeller, C 19 MIN | 2-6 FG | 2-3 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 6 PTS | +9
The offense still isn’t there for Zeller, and he’s struggled to score both inside and out. But he’s at least active, and got his hands on a few loose balls to extend possessions and slow down the Nets’ fast break.
|Ramon Sessions, PG 27 MIN | 5-11 FG | 3-5 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 13 PTS | -3
Really good energy off the bench for Sessions, though there were some issues with late-game execution. With just over a minute to go and the Bobcats up six, Sessions dominated the ball, freezing out the red-hot Walker. On three consecutive possessions, Ramon turned the ball over, missed a layup, turned the ball over again, then fouled Shaun Livingston. Wasting those opportunities made the final score much closer than it needed to be.
|Jeff Taylor, SG 17 MIN | 0-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | +4
Taylor had a great game in Chicago on Monday, scoring 20, but he was very quiet tonight. He didn’t attempt a shot in his first seven minutes, then whiffed on a few gimmes in the second half.