|Josh McRoberts, PF 39 MIN | 2-8 FG | 4-4 FT | 10 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 8 PTS | -29Not a good night offensively or defensively. McRob was noticeably lazy boxing out. Used to seeing more effort/energy from him than we did tonight.|
|Bismack Biyombo, PF 25 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -16Watching Biz go up against Larry Sanders puts into real perspective just how far he has to go with his development. Lately we’ve seen random flashes of Biz becoming more competent offensively — tonight did not provide us with any of those moments.|
|Kemba Walker, PG 35 MIN | 8-11 FG | 11-13 FT | 2 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 4 TO | 27 PTS | -20Extremely efficient night for Kemba — he was 8-8 for FGA inside the 3-point arc. Wow. Just showed how versatile he’s come with his overall game. Finishing at the rim and knocking down step back mid-range jumpers. 100% of them. 4 turnovers is the only reason he doesn’t get A+.|
|Gerald Henderson, SG 34 MIN | 6-11 FG | 5-6 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 17 PTS | -33Hendo didn’t dominate the ball as much as he has lately. He also wasn’t a factor on the glass, which Charlotte apparently needs him to be badly if they’re going to compete at all.|
|Jeffery Taylor, SG 29 MIN | 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 7 PTS | -10It’s clear to see that the coaches are imploring Taylor to attack the rim more, but he has no go to move to get there. 3 turnovers.|
|Tyrus Thomas, PF 23 MIN | 5-9 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | -12HE PLAYED AND HIT TWO 3’S. Yes, this is April Fool’s, but this stat line isn’t a joke.|
|Ben Gordon, SG 20 MIN | 6-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 6 TO | 14 PTS | -13An efficient 20 minutes of basketball for Gordon tonight. He really is fun to watch on the offensive end when he gets into a groove. That being said, he turns the ball over at a high rate when dominating the ball. 6 turnover tonight. So basically the 6 made FG’s are negated by the 6 TO’s.|
Four Things We Saw
- Charlotte turned the ball over 21 times and that led to 27 Milwaukee points. In contrast, the Bobcats only scored 6 points off 10 Bucks turnovers. When you turn the ball over against a team that plays as fast as Milwaukee, you’re asking for trouble.
- The Bobcats took 28 less FGA than Milwaukee tonight. A -13 rebounding margin and 21 turnovers will do that.
- You wouldn’t think that Charlotte has given up this many points to an opponent this season and if so, you’d be wrong. The Bobcats surrendered 132 to San Antonio back on Dec. 8th.
- Bobcats get Philadelphia at home on Wednesday and a nationally televised (ESPN) game against Miami, in Charlotte, on Friday.