The Wizards vs. the Bobcats 2/9/10
The Bobcats, after three straight loses, decided to right themselves against the Washington Wizards, (94-92). The ‘Cats pulled defense back out of the playbook and made it tough for the visiting Wizards. The ‘Cats had given up a generous 103.2 points over their last nine games. Finally they were able to hold a team for less (92 points) than their season average of 94.2ppg. The Wizards were held to a 43.2% field goal percentage for the game even though they took right more shots than the Bobcats (81-74). Gerald Wallace led the way for Charlotte with another double-double, 17 points and 13 rebounds, as he appears for his first-ever appearance in an All-Star game. Stephen Jackson led Bobcats scorers with 22 points. The game was sealed as Antawn Jamison missed the final shot of the game with 0.6 seconds left.
Flip Murray played extremely well for the ‘Cats off the bench scoring 16 points. Tyson Chandler also played, after missing twenty four games with an injury, and contributed 5 points and 5 rebounds in 10:02 minutes of play. Boris Diaw also woke up, from a very long nap, to score 16 points for the Bobcats. Raymond Felton also added 11 points and 5 assist despite twisting his ankle during practice Monday. This was anything but a blow-out of one of the six worst teams in the NBA. Rather, it was a much needed win for a team stopping a three game losing streak.
Gerald Wallace with another double-double.
The bench play of Flip Murray with 16 very-needed points.
Team turnovers (12).
Free-throw shooting (74.1%).
Team three-point shooting hit a brick wall (25%).
Next game for the Bobcats: Wednesday 2/10/10 8:00pm at Minnesota Timberwolves