Ever since we made that strong run in the month of January, we (the fans) have thought that it was a lock that the Bobcats were going to make their first ever playoff run, but with losses last week to the Nets and Bucks along with last night’s loss to the Clippers we are on the outside looking in. Technically we are in an 8th place tie with the Milwaukee Bucks but they hold the tiebreaker and if the playoffs started today, the Bobcats would be making vacation plans.
Somehow, some way the team has to be able to bottle the efforts that they give against the upper echelon teams, like last week’s win against the Cavs and use it against the middle of the pack and lower level teams.
Looking at last night versus the Clippers, Tyson Chandler was out with achy feet ( In other news water is wet, Manute Bol is tall and porn stars are not virgins ), Nazr Mohammed was out with back spasms and Gana Diop was out with a knee. As a result, Chris Kaman pounded the interior with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Rasual Butler led the Clippers with 20 points including 4 three pointers.
On the Bobcats side of the ledger, Gerald Wallace looked like his old self with 32 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals ( my fantasy team appreciates those numbers ) and Boris Diaw flirted with a triple double with 20 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists. Captain Jack on the other hand had his worst game in a Bobcat uniform with 7 points on 1-16 shooting. Don’t worry Jax, there are 27 games left and plenty of pressure to make sweet love to for the remainder of the season.
Lets hope that the Cats can put it together and get a win against a very tough Jazz team tomorrow night.
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