Sometimes you do things that you aren’t proud of… Remember that fight that you had in 8th grade against the legally blind kid who wore leg braces. Think back, he kicked you in the head with one of those braces opening up a cut on your forehead that needed 15 stitches to close. Yep, You would have lost that fight if not for a very lucky chop to the windpipe. Memories.
Last night’s win against the New Jersey Nets felt kind of like that. It was a win and we’re all thankful for that, but it wasn’t one that you’d want to hang up on your mantle and brag about. This wasn’t beating Kobe in triple overtime, this was defeating a sorry Nets team that was riding a 2 game losing streak, has only won 2 games on the road, was without starting point guard Devin Harris because of injury, was missing Terrence Williams because of behavior issues and to top it all off has a starting center who has a girl’s name.
With all of those factors going against them, this should have been an easy win for the Bobcats, Right? Wrong, The first half of last night’s game set shot clock era basketball back at least 30 years. 33-32 is a nice halftime score if you’re watching College of Charleston -vs- Gardner Webb, but its embarrassing in a professional basketball game. Fluid offense was nowhere to be found on either team. The second half saw the Bobcats pull ahead by double digits, but as expected the Bobcats let them back in the game late in the 4th quarter. Gerald Wallace’s two missed free throws along with a turnover on an inbounds pass gifted the Nets a chance to win the game in overtime. Thankfully in OT Stephen Jackson knocked down shots to help the Bobcats escape what would have been a shameful loss.
- Boris Diaw had 16 rebounds and played solid defense against Lopez. If he keeps this up, he can ride a Segway through Bobcats Arena and eat all the french pastries that he wants.
- Gerald Wallace’s 2 missed free throws were huge. I hate to say that he gagged up there on the line, but you be the judge.
- Lord Dominic McGuire III Esquire followed up his 1-8 performance against the Hornets with a 1-7 against the Nets.
- DNP-CD for Derrick Brown???
- The Bobcats shot a not so blazing 36% from the field, The Nets shot an un-scorching 31.9%