The Mavericks vs. the Bobcats 3/1/10
The Bobcats led at the half, (53-43), giving hope that the stranglehold the Mavericks have had on the Bobcats would finally be released. Yet again, that did not happen. The energy and team play of the first half was replaced by turn-overs, empty possessions, and bad shots in the second half. Boris Diaw faced early foul trouble, a little more than six minutes into the game, and sat out the remainder of the half. His replacement, Tyrus Thomas, had a solid effort, (16 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 blocked-shots). The problem for the Bobcats were turnovers, six in the fourth quarter alone, making it difficult to beat a solid Dallas team. Every Bobcat player that saw court time, except Derrick Brown, turned the ball over for Charlotte. Stephen Jackson led that team effort with six turn-overs. Jackson also led the ‘Cats scorers with (20) points.
Dallas came to town for the second night of back-to-back games. This is a team that the ‘Cats have never beaten, but the ‘Cats jumping out to a ten point first-half lead, gave hope (to Bobcat faithful) that tonight would end the Mavs ownership. When you shoot an anemic (39.7%) from the field it is almost impossible to be a very talented opponent. Dallas had a seven game winning streak at the start of the game and stretched that to a season high eight games. The loss leaves the ‘Cats as the ninth-placed Eastern Conference team and two games under the .500 mark. This game was (literally) thrown away with poor passes, poor shots, and poor second-half play.
Tyrus Thomas double-double.
Boris Diaw continues to have early foul trouble.
The second half.
Next game for the Bobcats: Wednesday 3/3/10 7:30pm at Boston Celtics