Bulls trample Bobcats (so bad, I'm going cliche) -

Bulls trample Bobcats (so bad, I’m going cliche)

Chicago Bulls 105 Final
Recap | Box Score
75 Charlotte Bobcats
Bismack Biyombo, PF 36 MIN | 3-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 12 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -16

Efficient scoring, grabbed rebounds, and blocked a few shots. A nice line for Bismack in an a depressing outing.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 25 MIN | 2-8 FG | 6-9 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 10 PTS | -22

Only 2 of 8 from the field – but 10 points and 7 rebounds in just 20 minutes? The rookie is doing nicely coming out of the break.

Byron Mullens, C 27 MIN | 1-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 2 PTS | -27

The Bulls bigs were too much for Byron, in his worst outing since returning from his ankle injury. While the 1 of 12 shooting and 3 turnovers are bad – I do want to accentuate the positive: Byron continues to rebound much better this season, with 6 in just 22 minutes.

Kemba Walker, PG 36 MIN | 9-17 FG | 5-5 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 27 PTS | -12

Kemba was able to get his, and very effectively – 27 points on 17 field goals (and a nice outburst from 3, going 4 of 6) – but all the Bulls guards had decent evenings as well…so a mixed bag.

Gerald Henderson, SG 27 MIN | 3-11 FG | 3-5 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 9 PTS | -12

Similar to Kemba – except without the efficient scoring of his own to offset the defensive struggles of the Cats.

Jeff Adrien, SF 21 MIN | 3-5 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 7 PTS | +1

A bit low on the rebounds for Jeff – but a nice scoring output from the reserve, as he tries to fend off McRoberts from eating into his minutes once he joins the team.

Ramon Sessions, PG 23 MIN | 0-9 FG | 5-8 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 5 PTS | -11

You’d think a 1 for 12 shooting night from Byron would be the worst shooting performance on the team – and you’d be wrong. Ramon was without a make from the field after 9 attempts, and just shot 5 of 8 on free throws. With as many points as Charlotte gives up – they can’t handle nights like this.

Jeffery Taylor, SG 24 MIN | 4-5 FG | 0-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | -12

Jeff acquitted himself nicely with 4 of 5 shooting and 8 points in 19 minutes. And with Ben Gordon likely sitting often following the trade deadline, a good start to Taylor seeing more minutes as the season reaches its conclusion.

Two Things We Saw

  1. The Bobcats surrendered better than 50% shooting from the field – and forced only 6 turnovers. Chicago worked them over and it just got worse as the game progressed.
  2. A small victory for the Bobcats: They handily won the battle of the boards, with a higher offensive rebound rate and higher defensive rebound rate than the Bulls. While the final rebound margin was 46-45 Chicago, Charlotte held Chicago to a 25% offensive rebound rate while grabbing 29% of their own misses. Hey, on a night like this, you take what you can get.
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