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    • Bobcats vs. 76ers Preview

      By Brett on November 24, 2008

      Opponent: Philadelphia 76ers (7-6)Efficiencies:  Offensive: 101.5  Defensive: 98.3  Net: +3.2Elton Brand and Philly come into Charlotte with a record to match their name (what can I say – I am a numbers guy, of course I noticed). Despite a slow start, the Sixers are starting to round into the team people expected...

    • Bobcats vs. Bucks Recap

      By Brett on November 23, 2008

      Detailed boxscore: Boxscore Page Score: 79-74 MilwaukeeBobcats Record: 3-9Efficiencies:  Offensive: 82.2  Defensive: 87.8  Net: -5.6Meritorious Player: Emeka Okafor. The Bobcats were +10 with Emeka on the court, with a net efficiency of +13.1. 16 points (on 13 attempts and 2 of 5 at the line – make those free throws, Emeka!), 18...

    • Bobcats vs. Hawks Recap

      By Brett on November 21, 2008

      Detailed boxscore: Boxscore Page Score: 88-83 AtlantaBobcats Record: 3-8Efficiencies:  Offensive: 95.4  Defensive: 98.9  Net: -3.5Meritorious Player: D.J. Augustin. 26 points (on a somewhat high 20 attempts, but we will overlook it for tonight. 7 assists. 1 turnover. I do not think it should/will be D.J. leaving the starting lineup when Jason Richardson...

    • MJ's not here

      By Brett on November 21, 2008

      From UsaToday article “Where Jordan: Bobcats waiting for pieces to be assembled“: A Jordan assistant sent an e-mail to a USA TODAY reporter explaining, “With his travel schedule, and the holiday season upon us, I don't expect he will be back (in Charlotte) before December,” meaning he would miss...

    • Bobcats vs. Hawks Preview

      By Brett on November 20, 2008

      Opponent: Atlanta Hawks (7-4)Efficiencies:  Offensive: 108.5  Defensive: 106.3  Net: +2.2 Good news for the Bobcats: Atlanta will be without Josh Smith for Friday's game – and Atlanta is not the same team without him. How much different? Try a net efficiency of +16.7 with, and -2.4 without. Part of that discrepancy is...

    • Bobcats vs. Mavericks Recap

      By Brett on November 20, 2008

      Detailed boxscore: Boxscore Page Score: 100-83 DallasBobcats Record: 3-7Efficiencies:  Offensive: 89.2  Defensive: 104.2Meritorious Player: D.J. Augustin. 21 points on 15 attempts, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, and 0 turnovers. Even with all that – the Bobcats were only even with Dallas with D.J. on the court. That is however a...

    • Bobcats vs. Mavs Preview

      By Brett on November 18, 2008

      Opponent: Dallas Mavericks (3-7)Efficiencies:  Offensive: 103.7  Defensive: 105.5Net: -1.8 Do not let the Mavericks' record fool you – they are better than they have shown. That can be seen to a degree in their efficiencies: A -1.8 does not matchup with a .300 Winning Percentage. On the flip side of that...

    • How's Ammo Doing?

      By Brett on November 17, 2008

      Brett (Charlotte, NC): How has Adam Morrison looked to you? He seems to be flourishing (relatively speaking) as a scorer off the bench, where he can guard the opponent's backups. Did people write him off too soon?John Hollinger: (3:51 PM ET ) He's played like a reasonable NBA backup...

    • Bobcats vs. Magic Recap

      By Brett on November 17, 2008

      Detailed boxscore: Boxscore Page Score: 90-85 MagicBobcats Record: 3-6Efficiencies:  Offensive: 97.7  Defensive: 105.9Meritorious Player: Gerald Wallace. 19 points on 14 attempts. 9 rebounds. 1 assist. 1 steal. But – the Bobcats were outscored by 10 with Gerald on the court, with a net efficiency of -16.2. Links: Rick Bonnell's Recap of...

    • Bobcats vs. Jazz Recap

      By Brett on November 15, 2008

      Detailed boxscore: Stats Page Score: 104-96 Bobcats Bobcats Record: 3-5 Efficiencies:   Offensive: 118.2  Defensive: 107.9 Meritorious Player: Gerald Wallace. Coincidence that Crash was more aggressive offensively with Jason Richardson out? Probably not. Good news: It led to 22 points on 13 fga and 14 fta, 9 rebounds (led team), 3...