After getting blown out on Sunday by the Pacers, the Bobcats lost again on Wednesday to those same Pacers in the most hotly-anticipated sequel since The Human Centipede 2. For Charlotte fans, this season has long been an exercise in coping, and now the same can be said for journalists, too. In his recap this morning, Rick Bonnell took the rather remarkable step of ignoring last night’s game completely and focusing instead on Bismack Biyombo’s improving performance. Kudos to Rick for thinking outside the box, and I encourage future recaps that don’t actually recap anything. Maybe he can just list his favorite Muggsy Bogues moments or Matt Devlin catchphrases.
Might as well, because what is there to say about the action on the court? The team is so shit-your-pants embarrassing that we take solace when they only lose by 14 as opposed to 35. Picking apart the Bobcats’ performance on Sunday would be like identifying all of the bad scenes of Gigli. The Pacers bench was in full-scale laugh-and-point mode midway through the third period.. The team was outrebounded 40 to 26 and turned the ball over 18 times; even Lance Stephenson got in on the act, racking up steals as if they were felony assault charges. Meanwhile, Tyrus Thomas was back to his old tricks, firing off his long-range 2’s that even had Pacers fans groaning. The Bobcats also put the Pacers in the bonus in all four quarters, including a possible record-setting effort in the third quarter that took just 3-and-a-half minutes to complete. That’s twice I’ve mentioned the third quarter in this paragraph, by the way, in which the team was outscored by 20. I know it’s never cool to compare people to Hitler, but what about basketball quarters?