|Josh McRoberts, PF 30 MIN | 4-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -11
McRoberts had his first double-digit scoring game since Jan. 1, which is a small victory. He got those by taking the three when he was open, hitting two of the team’s five makes. His grade takes an additional knock for the game’s final play, when he hesitated a second too long on defense and let Thaddeus Young drill the winning three.
|Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 17 MIN | 0-2 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 1 PTS | -14
If MKG was a little too agressive against the Knicks on Tuesday night, we got the opposite on Wednesday. He only had two attempts, one of which was a (wide-open) three-point attempt. He took a three in last night’s game as well, so it’s likely that the coaching staff has given him the green light to try those when open. He didn’t make either, but they both at least looked straight on and had a chance to drop.
|Al Jefferson, C 38 MIN | 11-20 FG | 2-3 FT | 8 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 24 PTS | -3
A very good offensive night from Jefferson, but the defensive effort was lacking at times. He seemed to forget that Spencer Hawes has three-point range, and Hawes seemed pretty happy to remind him.
|Kemba Walker, PG 43 MIN | 9-21 FG | 6-6 FT | 5 REB | 8 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 26 PTS | +5
A really nice night all-around from Kemba, as he paired another great scoring night with eight assists. If crossed-up defenders were a tracked stat, he would have done pretty well there, too.
|Gerald Henderson, SG 31 MIN | 2-14 FG | 4-5 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -13
Henderson had a dismal game, missing his first nine shots. Part of that was just a cold night, but too many long jumpers didn’t help.
|Jeff Adrien, PF 9 MIN | 0-1 FG | 1-4 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 1 PTS | +4
Those rebounds per minute are impressive, but the missed free throws hurt. Both teams combined to shoot 60 percent from the line, so at least he wasn’t alone.
|Anthony Tolliver, PF 26 MIN | 2-7 FG | 1-2 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | +13
The Bobcats trailed for most of this game, and they needed Tolliver to chuck up threes to cut into the deficit. It may have helped the spacing, but it didn’t end well for Tolliver. His streak of made three-pointers ended at nine, a team record he shares with Raymond Felton.
|Cody Zeller, C 19 MIN | 2-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 5 PTS | +4
Zeller really struggles in traffic, something that dates back to his college career. Still searching for something to hang his hat on offensively.
|Ramon Sessions, PG 25 MIN | 5-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | -2
Sessions hit some very pretty floaters, and was in enough of a scoring groove to get minutes down the stretch. 11 points, five assists and four rebounds add up to a very solid effort off the bench.
One Thing We Saw
- Not surprisingly, the Bobcats looked flat on the second night of their back-to-back. They desperately need wins against teams like Philly, but at least get credit for fighting back from an early deficit. The loss drops them back into ninth place in the East.