Charlotte finished up their road trip and tried to slay a dragon at home later in the week. One of those endeavors was more successful than the other. That and more happened this week for the Bobcats. Let’s take a look back at the week that was for the Charlotte Bobcats.
- Monday, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reported that the Bobcats have explored the option of trading for Philadelphia 76ers forward Evan Turner.
- Kemba Walker returned to practice on Monday, raising hopes he would play on Tuesday against the Warriors. Those hopes became reality as Walker did return to the starting lineup against Golden State.
- Tuesday also saw Associate Head Coach Patrick Ewing share his thoughts on his road to one day becoming a head coach, and the challenges that being a former frontcourt player seem to present.
- Like the idea of tanking? Kemba Walker disagrees with your strategy, kind citizen.
- On Saturday, Matt Moore of CBS sports detailed how Steve Clifford’s approach may just be what the franchise has been lacking in years past.
Tuesday, February 4th at Oracle Arena: Charlotte 91, Golden State 75
With Kemba Walker making his much-anticipated return to action Tuesday night, some rusty play was to be expected. That rust, however, unexpectedly came from the Warriors in Charlotte’s 91-75 rout of Golden State.
Buoyed by their freshly healed floor general, another dominant performance from Al Jefferson (30 points, 13 rebounds) and a stout defense that held the high scoring Warriors to a paltry 75 points on 31.2% shooting, Charlotte capped off their 4 game road trip with a 3-1 mark. Couple that with surpassing last year’s win total after just 50 games (22 wins this season compared to 21 last season) and the Bobcats sewed up some success they haven’t seen in recent years.