If the Oklahoma City Thunder can finally lose one, then the Charlotte Bobcats can finally win one, right? I’m for the notion. Heck, I’m starting that notion. After the Bobcats blew a huge lead against a Lakers team with no identity and seemingly no spirit earlier in the week, I started thinking all hope would be lost in Charlotte. The blowout loss to the Suns on Wednesday didn’t help.
But then I saw the Kings beat the Warriors, and I felt better about the Bobcats’ potential heading into Friday night’s tilt with said Golden State. The Warriors aren’t a bad team at all at 17-9. They certainly present a risk, as they still can explode on offense at anytime and they now play better defense than they have in years. Not amazing defense, but it’s certainly better.
Charlotte, on the other hand, has dropped a “now, that’s more like it” 13 straight games and is playing pathetic defense (allowing over 104 points per game). At one time I gave them points for “competing” and “trying hard” on that end of the floor, but it’s gotten to a point where moral wins just aren’t cutting it.