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San Antonio Spurs 132 Final
Recap | Box Score
102 Charlotte Bobcats
Bismack Biyombo, PF 33 MIN | 1-3 FG | 2-4 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 4 PTS | -9

Dunlap’s second new addition to the starting lineup, as Biyombo replaced the suddenly sinking Byron Mullens. Typical Biz – 8 rebounds and two blocks.

Jeffery Taylor, SF 32 MIN | 5-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 10 PTS | -17

Held onto his starting spot for another night and managed to shoot well from the field. Tried his hand guarding Parker, though not with much success (no Bobcat could claim such, however).

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 26 MIN | 4-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 6 AST | 8 PTS | -4

Suffered a bruised tailbone after hitting the deck on a drive to the hoop late in the first half, though he did return after the break. Recorded three blocks, one of which was at the expense of the Big Fundamental.

DeSagana Diop, C 9 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-1 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 PTS | -1

Started.

Kemba Walker, PG 31 MIN | 9-18 FG | 2-3 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 23 PTS | -11

Kemba was one of the few bright spots for the Bobcats. He’s certainly improved his 3-point shot since last season, though his three makes were dwarfed by the Spurs exploits.

Brendan Haywood, C 10 MIN | 0-1 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 1 PTS | -13

Limited minutes tonight coming off the bench. Outside of four boards, not much else to report.

Byron Mullens, C 14 MIN | 1-5 FG | 4-4 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 7 PTS | -20

Back-to-back games in which Byron has played less than 15 minutes. Coach Dunlap must’ve read the Kobe Assist article as well. Continues to take threes. Continues to miss threes. Two lazy passes both turned into turnovers that went the other way for baskets. I’m starting to notice some bad body language as well.

Ramon Sessions, PG 24 MIN | 4-12 FG | 4-4 FT | 0 REB | 4 AST | 12 PTS | -22

He got his shots up, but the majority of them didn’t go in.

Gerald Henderson, SG 26 MIN | 5-10 FG | 2-4 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 13 PTS | -27

Played with good energy and shot well once again. Showed some range on a 3-pointer (again, encouraging). I would love to see Dunlap slide Taylor to the 3 and MKG to the 4 (a la LeBron) and insert Henderson into the starting lineup at SG. Doubt it will happen though.

Three Things We Saw

  1. Bobcats defense was pitiful. Clearly. Parker routinely broke down the defense via penetration and kicked the ball out for wide open three-point attempts. Slow defensive rotation didn’t help the cause either.
  2. Threes. And more threes. The Spurs made 19 baskets from beyond the arc on only 34 attempts. Danny Green was borderline unconscious, converting on all but two of his nine attempts.
  3. Shades of 2011-2012. Sadly, the past two contests have been reminiscent of the debacle that was last season. They’ll get an opportunity to reverse course as everybody’s favorite non-Bobcat, Stephen Curry, comes to town Monday as the Warriors visit the Queen City
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