Bobcats unable to cut down the Nets -

Bobcats unable to cut down the Nets

Brooklyn Nets 99 Final
Recap | Box Score
78 Charlotte Bobcats
Bismack Biyombo, PF 16 MIN | 3-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -1

A pair of highlight dunks within the span of a minute for Biyombo. He recorded his second foul shortly after, however, and never capitalized on the momentum. Weak output on the boards as well.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 32 MIN | 8-13 FG | 1-1 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 17 PTS | -22

A very solid game from the rookie. He was assertive on the offensive end, getting into the lane with regularity. He was also active on defense, recording a pair of steals. A highlight dunk in the waning moments as well.

Byron Mullens, C 13 MIN | 2-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -9

Zero rebounds and 2-6 shooting in 13 minutes of run, while failing to see the floor the last 17 minutes of the game.

Kemba Walker, PG 32 MIN | 4-12 FG | 1-1 FT | 2 REB | 8 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 10 PTS | -21

An inefficient night from the field for Kemba, though he did manage to dish out 8 assists. However, he committed a few sloppy turnovers on passes that should’ve led to converted baskets.

Gerald Henderson, SG 33 MIN | 4-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 11 PTS | -23

Henderson’s mid-range game was not on tonight. He also got tracked down on the break by Gerald Wallace for one of his 5 blocks.

Josh McRoberts, PF 25 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-2 FT | 6 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -8

McRoberts really showed off his passing ability tonight. He did remind me at times of Diaw though, as he passed up a few open looks he probably should’ve taken. Chipped in a late-game highlight (a la MKG) when Kemba hit him on the break for an alley-oop finish. All in all a pretty good showing despite the 1-5 line from the field.

Brendan Haywood, C 20 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -11

20 minutes, 3 rebounds, 1 travel.

Ramon Sessions, PG 20 MIN | 3-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 9 PTS | +4

Started 3-4 from the field but failed to convert on his last six attempts. He was just part of the trend of missed field goals for the Bobcats in the second half.

Ben Gordon, SG 26 MIN | 6-15 FG | 2-3 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 16 PTS | -13

Good Gordon made appearances in spurts tonight (particularly when he scored 12 points in what seemed like a minute in the second quarter). However, when all was said and done Gordon committed his usual three turnovers while only managing 6-15 from the floor.

Three Things We Saw

  1. Bobcats started hot. They notched 29 first quarter points while taking a 53-43 lead into the break.
  2. Bobcats ended cold. The aforementioned 29 first quarter points were more than the Bobcats managed in the entire second half (25). The Nets took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Bobcats 28-9. The lead was quickly stretched to double-digits early in the 4th and the Nets never looked back.
  3. 7-5, a distant memory. The Bobcats are a lowly 6-43 since their surprising start to the season. There is much work to be done.
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