Washington Wizards 97, Charlotte Bobcats 83: Tough 3rd Quarter Sinks Bobcats -

Washington Wizards 97, Charlotte Bobcats 83: Tough 3rd Quarter Sinks Bobcats

Washington Wizards 97 FinalRecap | Box Score 83 Charlotte Bobcats
Josh McRoberts, PF 26 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -8

McRoberts is in the middle of a really rough stretch: Over the past 10 days, he’s averaging six points on 33 percent shooting. His passing gives him value beyond his scoring, which is nearly always low, but he still needs to hit a baseline or he really starts hurting the team.

Al Jefferson, C 35 MIN | 3-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 10 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -16

A quiet night from Al when they really could have used more. The assists were a bonus, but too many of his shots came from outside. That was a trend in general tonight, with the team settling for more mid-range jumpers than attempts at the rim.

Kemba Walker, PG 39 MIN | 7-17 FG | 3-6 FT | 3 REB | 8 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 19 PTS | -15

Kemba ended up with a decent night, but a good chunk of that came in garbage time. He flatlined in the third quarter, going 2-for-7 and turning the ball over three times as the Wizards pushed their lead to 19.

Chris Douglas-Roberts, SG 30 MIN | 2-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -13

The three-point shooting has been nice so far, but Doulgas-Roberts is mostly anonymous. The team’s just treading water until Michael Kidd-Gilchrist comes back next week.

Gerald Henderson, SG 35 MIN | 10-19 FG | 6-8 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 27 PTS | -19

Henderson’s reliance on the two-point jumper means he’s a boom or bust type player — but when his shot is falling, you get nights like this. His 27 points were a season high, and was pretty much the lone bright spot for the Bobcats.

Anthony Tolliver, PF 21 MIN | 2-5 FG | 3-4 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | +6

Pure vanilla from Tolliver. Solid night, but nothing spectacular.

Cody Zeller, C 11 MIN | 2-5 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | -12

Cody Zeller Jumper Watch 2014: Cody went 2-for-4 outside the paint tonight, bringing his mid-range shooting on the year to 26.8 percent. He’s taken almost as many shots there (82) as he has in the restricted area (95), so his value will be limited until he can start hitting those. He’s at least made some strides, hitting 32.6 percent over the last 18 games after making 21 percent in his first 18.

Bismack Biyombo, C 13 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +2

No one’s expecting too much offense from Biyombo, but an 0fer and a missed point-blank dunk is on the low end of his spectrum.

Ramon Sessions, PG 30 MIN | 4-8 FG | 2-2 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 10 PTS | +5

Sessions got a fair amount of burn tonight, playing next to Kemba down the stretch. Like Tolliver, a solid enough night off the bench.

One Thing We Saw

  1. Nothing really went Charlotte’s way tonight, especially on the offensive boards (8 to 3) and turnovers (13 to 7). They also left too many points at the line, going 15-of-24 on free throws.
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