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Pacers Seal Ninth Consecutive Win Against Bobcats

Charlotte Bobcats 88 Final
Recap | Box Score
102 Indiana Pacers
Corey Maggette, SF 31 min, 20 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 0 stl, 0 blk, 6-15 FG, 1-2 3FG, 7-8 FTCan’t knock the high scorer for Cats tonight. Solid effort and good production.
Boris Diaw, PF 29 min, 4 pts, 11 reb, 8 ast, 0 stl, 0 blk, 1-6 FG, 0-1 3FG, 2-2 FTDiaw’s scoring deficiency was inevitably a factor in the loss tonight. His largest contribution, however, came in the form of rebounds, 11 for the night.
Bismack Biyombo, C 33 min, 9 pts, 10 reb, 1 ast, 0 stl, 6 blk, 4-8 FG, 0-0 3FG, 1-3 FTThese stats don’t lie- 9 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks. Further, Biyombo seems to be thinking more strategically about giving away fouls and effectively blocking shots.
Reggie Williams, SF 23 min, 6 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast, 0 stl, 1 blk, 2-7 FG, 2-4 3FG, 0-0 FTA largely unmemorable night for Williams.
D.J. Augustin, PG 31 min, 15 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast, 0 stl, 0 blk, 4-12 FG, 3-6 3FG, 4-4 FTAugustin’s injury seems to be a thing of the past, scoring a high of 15 points since his return. He is a veteran and a leader on the court, scoring an important three in the third quarter, which briefly tied the game and boosted the moral of the squad.
DeSagana Diop, C 4 min, 2 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 0 stl, 1 blk, 1-1 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0-0 FTGiven his short stint on the court, Diop had a quality basket.
Matt Carroll, SG 8 min, 2 pts, 2 reb, 2 ast, 0 stl, 0 blk, 1-2 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0-0 FTCarroll is a reliable, albeit largely trivial, contributor. And that’s all I have to say about that.
Tyrus Thomas, PF 15 min, 4 pts, 5 reb, 0 ast, 0 stl, 3 blk, 2-8 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0-1 FTAnother average performance for the 4th overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft who continues to fall short of expectations.
Kemba Walker, PG 29 min, 14 pts, 2 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl, 0 blk, 4-11 FG, 2-5 3FG, 4-5 FTA solid effort from Walker. Kemba’s rapid climb up the learning curve indicates his long term potential to the franchise.

Four Things We Saw

  1. Several small deficiencies accumulated, leading to the ninth consecutive loss to the Pacers.
  2. The Pacers led by 10 at the end of the third quarter, but will were able to pull ahead in the fourth due largely to poor rebounding on the part of the Bobcats.
  3. Hansbrough and Amundson posed a formidable defensive threat inside, minimizing points in the paint.
  4. Awesome throwbacks from the days of the ABA and Carolina Cougars. At least the Cats lost in style.