Charlotte Bobcats 101, Milwaukee Bucks 92: Sunday Hangover -

Charlotte Bobcats 101, Milwaukee Bucks 92: Sunday Hangover

Charlotte Bobcats 101 FinalRecap | Box Score 92 Milwaukee Bucks
Josh McRoberts, PF 32 MIN | 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 6 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 9 PTS | +13

A typically well-rounded game from McRoberts. He scored all nine of his points on treys, bouncing back nicely from Friday’s 0-for-6 performance from long range.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 27 MIN | 4-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 9 PTS | +13

Kidd-Gilchrist didn’t get any fourth-quarter minutes, as Steve Clifford opted to play Gary Neal and Gerald Henderson down the stretch, but he was effective when he was on the floor. He’s been more aggressive on the offensive end recently, seeing an uptick in both his scoring and offensive rebounding.

Al Jefferson, C 37 MIN | 10-17 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 2 BLK | 6 TO | 20 PTS | +8

Jefferson ended up having a nice game after struggling early — the Bucks held him to just four points in the opening half, and harassed him into six turnovers total. Al kept grinding, though, scoring 10 points in the third quarter and helping Charlotte reclaim the game.

Kemba Walker, PG 31 MIN | 7-13 FG | 5-6 FT | 2 REB | 8 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 21 PTS | +13

Kemba didn’t attempt a shot at the rim, but that doesn’t matter when your jumper is falling. He needed a game like this after a few recent clunkers. The defense was less impressive, though, as Milwuakee’s point guards combined for 39 points.

Gerald Henderson, SG 31 MIN | 6-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | +18

An excellent overall game from Henderson, as he stuffed the stat sheet and scored a very efficient 14 points on seven shots. He made several big hustle plays down the stretch, including a tough rebound in traffic that sealed the win.

Cody Zeller, C 16 MIN | 1-1 FG | 2-4 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -4

It was a quieter game for Zeller, but you can still see the growth he’s made. Even when he isn’t scoring, he looks noticeably more confident and assertive. His improved rebounding has been especially welcome.

Bismack Biyombo, C 11 MIN | 2-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | +1

Biyombo had some nice flashes on offense, hitting a baseline jumper and shaking off a defender for a bucket in the post. There were a few awkward moments when he ended up with the ball late in the shot clock (see below), but on the whole he was steady.

Luke Ridnour, PG 17 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -4

Zero turnovers was nice to see, but Ridnour still needs to learn the team’s strengths and weaknesses. Dumping the ball to Biyombo with five seconds left on the shot clock isn’t going to work, and he’s done that a little too often.

Gary Neal, SG 25 MIN | 5-6 FG | 6-6 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 18 PTS | -1

Neal is here to score, and he was nearly perfect in today’s game. 18 points on six shots, including a late dagger three that blew the game open, was a great way to make his return to Milwaukee.

Chris Douglas-Roberts, SG 13 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -12

A bit of a comedown after his good game on Friday, but he should hopefully find a little more consistency as he gets more time.

One Thing We Saw

  1. This was a weird game in general, with the Bobcats trailing for most of play despite shooting 57 percent from the floor. An uncharacteristic 17 turnovers hurt them a lot, as did Milwaukee’s 15 offensive rebounds. The Bucks had 21 more field-goal attempts than Charlotte did; they’re lucky to get out of this one with a win.
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