Score: 102-87 Charlotte
Charlotte Bobcats record: 32-31
Offensive Efficiency: 108.5
Defensive Efficiency: 93.5
Meritorious Player: Gerald Wallace 28pts (9-10FGs, 10-11 FTs) 4 rebs, 2 stls
This game wasn't as close as the final score and just like the Tv guys said even though Charlotte didn't lead from beginning to end it sure did feel like it. The Bobcats kept the Philadelphia “fans” silent and out of the game from the first quarter on.
It looks like the 76ers have called it a season because they clearly didn't want any part of this game and with the Bobcats playing so well this one got ugly quick. Charlotte built an 18 point lead in the first half and pushed it up to 28 in the 3rd quarter. This maybe the one game that gets Eddie Jordan fired as the boos started in the first half and continued through the second.
Yes Philly made a run and Larry Brown had some nervous moments when the lead shrunk to the teens but thanks to Charlotte forcing 21 turnovers, attacking the basket and going to the line 41 times this really wasn't in doubt.
Gerald Wallace and Stephen Jackson set the tone in the first quarter as they combined for 25 in the opening frame as Charlotte scored 37 points in the first 12 minutes. They both kept attacking and the Bobcats continued to force turnovers and bad shots.
Tyson Chandler continues to impress scoring 12 points and grabbing 5 rebounds but the most impressive thing about his 15 minutes of on the court time was the fact he didn't commit any turnovers. Tyrus Thomas also scored in double figures off the bench as did DJ Augustin.
The LA Clippers are up next and if Charlotte keeps playing this way it'll be five in a row after Friday.