Pacers snap Charlotte's one-game winning streak -

Pacers snap Charlotte’s one-game winning streak

Charlotte Bobcats 77 Final

Recap | Box Score

101 Indiana Pacers
Bismack Biyombo, PF 36 MIN | 1-7 FG | 3-6 FT | 16 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 4 BLK | 2 TO | 5 PTS | -23

The rebounds and blocks were nice, but Biyombo’s eight offensive boards are probably a better reflection of how many shots the Bobcats missed. His night on offense, on the other hand, speaks for itself.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 19 MIN | 0-3 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -7

It’s a shame that MKG’s offense has regressed to the point that he’s struggling to make it off the bench. The team’s defense noticeably tightens up when he’s on the floor, almost making up for his lack of scoring. Getting more time with the second unit might help him regain his confidence.

Byron Mullens, C 35 MIN | 9-19 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 19 PTS | -23

Mullens was more or less the only guy scoring on Wednesday, showing off a more restrained shot selection in the first half. He even passed up an open look to find Jeff Taylor in the corner for a three-pointer. The rebounds are a concern, but Byron essentially did what he’s paid to do on Wednesday.

Kemba Walker, PG 30 MIN | 3-9 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | -18

An uncharacteristically passive game from Kemba. He couldn’t find much room to operate with Roy Hibbert clogging the lane, so he was forced to settle mostly for mid-range jumpers. On the plus side, he did a good job of finding others and limiting his turnovers.

Gerald Henderson, SG 30 MIN | 5-10 FG | 4-5 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | -19

Henderson hasn’t really grown into an explosive scorer, but he’s at least been one of Charlotte’s more consistent players this year. That’s not nothing.

Jeff Adrien, SF 15 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 10 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 2 PTS | -3

A mix of the good and bad with Adrien, as usual. He hit the boards especially hard tonight — grabbing 10 rebounds in 11 minutes — but couldn’t hit a shot, turned the ball over too many times, and was in foul trouble all night.

Brendan Haywood, C 10 MIN | 0-6 FG | 0-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 0 PTS | +1

A poor showing with some especially bad shot selection. Haywood can sometimes try too hard to create in the post, and it’s ugly when he fails. He also shot three mid-range jumpers, which he shouldn’t be trying period.

Ramon Sessions, PG 25 MIN | 3-9 FG | 6-6 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 13 PTS | -13

Wednesday was just Sessions doing Sessions, with a hefty chunk of his points coming at the line.

Jeffery Taylor, SG 21 MIN | 2-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -8

Taylor’s training as a 3-and-D player seems to be coming along smoothly; he rarely makes a huge impact on the game, but he never seems to be out of place and does a good job of working for open shots.

Ben Gordon, SG 16 MIN | 2-9 FG | 3-3 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | -6

Another blah night for Gordon, who’s shooting 30% in February. Gordon brings so little on the defensive end, it’s hard to justify his minutes when he isn’t scoring.

One Thing We Saw

  1. The afterglow from the win over Boston lasted about 12 minutes. Charlotte got off to a hot start, shooting 57% in the first quarter — and then things got very ugly. The Bobcats shot just 23% (14-for-61) over the final three quarters, and turned the ball over 16 times. The offense looked extremely disjointed, with possessions eventually devolving into isolation attempt after isolation attempt.
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