|Josh McRoberts, PF 36 MIN | 7-11 FG | 3-4 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 17 PTS | -25
Nice impact on this game. Efficient from the field + came with more energy than most for Cats. Rumblings are going around that McBob could be back in Charlotte next season. Will be quite interesting to see the deal he gets, if so. I’d expect a 1-year contract.
|Bismack Biyombo, PF 37 MIN | 4-6 FG | 0-1 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -7
Every time I watch Biz play I become more convinced that he’ll be nothing except a speciality guy off the bench in this league. He literally still can’t catch the ball — off a pass, or off the rim.
|Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 31 MIN | 3-7 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -6
2-3 with the mid-range jumper is encouraging and it’s obvious to see that MKG knows he has to have that in the arsenal to ever be competent on the offensive end in this league. When the minutes become more consistent next season his stat lines will become much more fun, because he does impact the game at a consistent rate when on the floor.
|Kemba Walker, PG 37 MIN | 9-21 FG | 6-6 FT | 5 REB | 6 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 28 PTS | -15
It’s ridiculous how much this team depends on Kemba for offense — is forced to have the ball in his hands with the pressure of having to make a play far too often. Usually late in shot clock.
Had 24 points at the half and then when Detroit made adjustments at the break he went 1-8 for 4 points in the 2nd half.
|Gerald Henderson, SG 35 MIN | 6-18 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 5 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 15 PTS | -6
It’s insane how much Kemba has to do offensively for Charlotte, but if you take this guy and Kemba out of it like Detroit did in the 2nd half tonight, Charlotte has nothing. When the Pistons adjusted at the half, they shutdown Kemba and also made sure Hendo didn’t beat them — Hendo was 2-8 from the floor in the 2nd half.
Two Things We Saw
- Charlotte was outscored in the paint 58-28 — I mentioned how much of a problem that could be in the preview. Detroit also scorched the Bobcats in fast-break points 26-14.
- With 3 games remaining the Bobcats hold a 2 game lead on Orlando for the best odds in the lottery to get the 1st pick. Charlotte’s remaining 3 games are all at home vs. Milwaukee, NYK & Cleveland.