They say that any win is a good win. I guess that I’ll have to accept that but last night’s win against the Sacramento Kings was a tough one to experience. The first quarter was fun, we built up a nice 33-25 lead and the Kings were offering little if any resistance. Then it got weird, Rashad McCants had a Tarheel flashback and started nailing everything from the perimeter, The Bobcats started turning the ball over like Jake Delhomme in the first round of an NFC playoff game (yes, I’m still bitter about that).
Worst of all towards the end of the 2nd quarter, Gerald Wallace hits the floor with what looks like a seriously damaged knee. When I first saw it, the first thing that popped into my mind was ‘ACL’. Amazingly, Gerald refused to go to the hospital for an MRI, went against the doctor’s recommendations and returned to the game at the beginning of the 3rd quarter, he proceeded to drop 14 points and 5 rebounds on the Kings in the 2nd half on a knee that he said was basically numb. That my friends, is hardcore.
The fourth quarter was a little easier to watch, we managed to stretch the lead and keep it comfortably in double digits. There was even a Sean May sighting before we closed out the game with a 104-88 win. This win has us tied for 9th with the Milwaukee Bucks, 1.5 games behind the Chicago Bulls with 14 games left. We can do this.