Magic re-appear, steal game from Cats |

Magic re-appear, steal game from Cats

Charlotte Bobcats 105 Final
Recap | Box Score
110 Orlando Magic
Josh McRoberts, PF 35 MIN | 8-16 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 24 PTS | -3

Huge scoring night for McRoberts on a night his three were falling. But all Charlotte big men will take some blame for Vucevic’s big game (who out-rebounded the Charlotte bigs by himself).

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 28 MIN | 5-11 FG | 0-1 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | +18

A solid but standard-ish game for MKG.

Al Jefferson, C 42 MIN | 10-16 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 20 PTS | +7

Good game overall, but quiet late, and the Vucevic issue.

Kemba Walker, PG 42 MIN | 8-25 FG | 6-7 FT | 5 REB | 8 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 24 PTS | +6

Too bad for Kemba that fga are tracked – it would have a been a great game otherwise. Still nice stat line with 8 assists and 5 boards, but scoring efficiency is still an issue for this team, and 17 misses is tough.

Gerald Henderson, SG 40 MIN | 7-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | +1

I’ll let the coach cover: “A player made a mistake,” Clifford said. “Do what we’re supposed to do, and the game ends.”
-credit to The Charlotte Observer

Steve Clifford

Concern about Vucevic pre-game proved prescient, but ultimately unable to overcome: “I think the rebounding game will be a big part of tonight. You know, we’ve played them twice.
I think that’s one of the things (Nikola) Vucevic brings, size and offensive rebounding. You know, when they play (Kyle) O’Quinn also with him, you know, they are very big.” – thanks to Brendan Galella of ShatterTheGlass for the quote

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