The Bobcats vs. the Timberwolves 3/24/10
The best way to begin a home-stand is with a solid win and that is exactly what the Bobcats accomplished against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Bobcats finally scored over one hundred points in a game after three games that saw them struggle to put the ball in the basket. Stephen Jackson recovered from his shooting struggles to score 37 points and the team shot a very respectable 53.6% from the field. Raymond Felton had a steady game with 16 points, 8 assists, and 0 turn-overs while helping to hold J. Flynn to 8 points and 4 assists. Gerald Wallace also contributed to the Bobcats offensive output with 23 points. The ‘Cats defense forced the T’Wolves into 17 turn-overs but were rather sloppy themselves with 17 turn-overs. Coach Larry Brown must have felt his team controlled the game because all the ‘Cats players, except Stephen Graham, saw playing time in this game. The win extended the Bobcats’ home winning-streak to six games.
Team defense remained strong as the ‘Cats out-rebounded the Timberwolves (44-34). One area for the ‘Cats that remains a concern is at the free-throw line. The ‘Cats shot a dreadful 68.8% from the charity stripe, which can’t be a comfortable performance for the players or the coaching staff. Charlotte only has eleven games left in the season to correct what has become a glaring team weakness, free-throw shooting. The team has now passed the Heat and sits in sixth position in the Eastern Conference. The ‘Cats also gained a game on the Bucks, who lost to the 76ers (101-86). This was a good start to a five game home-stand for the ‘Cats.
Stephen Jackson breaks his offensive slump.
Solid all-around game from Raymond Felton
Team offense (53.6% shooting from the field).
Free-throw shooting (68.8%).
Next game for the Bobcats: Friday 3/26/10 7:00pm vs. Washington Wizards