The Bobcats have dropped two straight games harder than Manny Pacquiao, causing coach Dunlap to do things like allow Gana Diop on the court. It’s a disturbing sight for Bobcats fans, as the obese Diop can’t jump and can barely move. Offensively, he shoots it like he eats it: In-N-Out; his 6 points against the Bucks were his first of the season. Needless to say, the tactic hasn’t worked; the Bobcats have lost violently to Milwaukee and San Antonio, allowing both teams to fill up the stat sheet like a port-a-john outside a taco stand.
The first half against the Bucks was the Bobcats’ worst since they were thunderstruck in OKC. It was also more of the same story: the Bucks had 23 offensive rebounds and 14 more rebounds overall. On offense, if Charlotte didn’t score on its first attempt, it wasn’t going to happen; the Bobcats had more 1-and-done’s than a Kentucky recruiting class. Coach Dunlap countered in the second half by bringing out Diop—basketball’s equivalent to bringing out the gimp. To Diop’s credit, he finished a +4 on the night in 22 minutes of so-called “run,” joining Michael Kidd-Gilchrist as the only Bobcats with a positive plus-minus who played at least 20 minutes. On the other hand, much of that has to do with the tail-end of the 4th quarter, when Milwaukee emptied its bench.