Maybe the Bobcats are trying to tell us, the fans, something. It could be something along the lines of “now that we have your attention we’d just like you to know that, yes, we are now a bad team”. But if you’ve followed the ‘Cats after the trade deadline you already know that they are now a “bad team”. The Bobcats are 1-5, five straight losses, since the All-Star break. Their pathetic offensive output is down to a miserable 81.2 ppg during their five game losing streak.
It is not just offensive production that has suffered. Teams must look forward to the ‘Cats now, since six Bulls players scored in double figures. Over their five-game losing streak, other teams’ players are “fattening” their offensive stats at the expense of what use to be a proud Charlotte defense. The proud part seemed to have left town with traded former Bobcat, Gerald Wallace. The Bobcats have given up 498 points while only scoring 404 points. The team hopes the return of Stephen Jackson and Tyrus Thomas will help the offense and defense as both players remain injured and unable to play.
The ‘Cats remain 1.5 games behind the Pacers for the eighth, and final, playoff spot. The Milwaukee Bucks have crept back into the race and are now 1 game behind the Bobcats. I suppose it’s a testament to the weakness of the bottom Eastern Conference teams that a Charlotte team, with five straight losses, remain in the playoff hunt.
The Good: Gerald Henderson 20 points and 8 assists, Dante Cunningham 15 points and 6 rebounds, Kwame Brown with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
The Bad: 63.6% team free throw shooting, 27.3% 3 pt. shooting, and a porous defense.
The Ugly: The Bobcats over the last five games.
Next Game: Portland Trailblazers vs. the Bobcats , Friday March 11: 7:00 pm EST