|Corey Maggette, SF 37 MIN | 6-12 FG | 13-14 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 25 PTS | -5
Another very efficient night for Maggette- he gets to the FT line unlike any player the Bobcats have ever had. 0 turnovers tonight.
|D.J. White, PF 17 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | -11
D.J. never got it going from the field tonight. In his last two games starting, White has only gotten 3 rebounds- must get better in that category if he expects to keep starting at PF.
|Bismack Biyombo, C 30 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-4 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 2 PTS | -12
WOW. Didn’t see this game coming after last night. Biyombo looked like his old self in the beginning of the season when he was going for every ball fake and dropping every pass that was thrown to him. Al Jefferson took Biyombo to school tonight.
|Gerald Henderson, G 30 MIN | 3-6 FG | 2-4 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 8 PTS | -10
Hendo has got to take more than 6 FGA, period. Just didn’t assert himself at all tonight offensively.
|D.J. Augustin, PG 25 MIN | 3-7 FG | 1-1 FT | 0 REB | 8 AST | 8 PTS | -13
Again tonight Augustin didn’t play much in the second half- only 9:27 minutes for 0 PTS. A little bit confusing as to why the coaching staff is going away from him late. 0 turnovers tonight.
|Eduardo Najera, PF 24 MIN | 0-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 PTS | +6
He needs an official nickname for the remainder of the season. Let’s hear ’em.
|Reggie Williams, SF 13 MIN | 1-1 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 4 PTS | +3
Surprisingly, didn’t see the floor much at all. Fairly effective when he was in the game.
|Derrick Brown, F 11 MIN | 2-2 FG | 5-7 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 9 PTS | -1
Brown continues to impress with his FG% this season, but the same problem exist here as with White- got to get on the glass.
|Kemba Walker, PG 28 MIN | 7-12 FG | 4-5 FT | 2 REB | 5 AST | 19 PTS | +8
Kemba filled out the stat line tonight and was impressive from the field, but 5 turnovers negates a lot of that. Surprisingly, he coughs the ball up a lot in transition- wouldn’t expect that from a player with as tight of a dribble as him.
|Byron Mullens, C 25 MIN | 8-15 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 16 PTS | +5
A nice game from the field for Byron, but he reverted back to his deep 2’s habit. Mullens took 15 FGA (led team) in just 25 minutes- too many. The 5 blocks was a pleasant surprise, but on the contrary, 5 rebounds isn’t going to get it done from a 7-footer.
Three Things We Saw
- BACK TO REALITY. The Bobcats were dominated in the paint. Utah had 54 points in the paint and 35 second chance points. Charlotte had 36 points in the paint and 14 second chance points.
- HOT SHOOTING. The Bobcats were north of 45% shooting for the second night in a row (47.1%, 32-68), so statistically they were again good from the field. The problem lies in the fact that the Jazz attempted 87 FG’s- 19 more than Charlotte.
- RIDING THE PINE. Tyrus Thomas didn’t see the floor tonight. This makes his amnesty candidacy much more interesting, but Diop seems just as probable and you can only use it on one player. Good news for the Bobcats- I don’t think you can go wrong with getting rid of either one. Boris Diaw was inactive tonight and has officially seen his last action as a Bobcats- it hasn’t been officially announced yet, but if Charlotte can’t deal him by the trade deadline (March 15) then the team will release him.