Although the Bobcats came out on the short end of the stick against the Miami Heat, there really isn’t a whole lot to complain about with tonight’s effort. The Bobcats rushed out to an early halftime lead behind fantastic play from DJ Augustin and crazy first half numbers from Boris diaw ( 14 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block at the half ). Boris finished up with a ridiculous 16 points, 16 rebounds and 8 assists. A more skeptical person might think his numbers this season have something to do with it being a contract year for him, but I’m sure it has absolutely, positively nothing to do with… yeah, nothing at all, Really.
After running out to an early 15 point lead, The Bobcats came out sloppy in the second half turning the ball over in three of their first four possessions. After that slow third quarter start, the Heat slowly chipped away at the lead until this finally happened.
Make all the Juwanna Mann jokes that you want to about Chris Bosh, but he brought it hard in the second half and with Wade missing a good chunk of the second half with a sore foot, Bosh was the predominant reason that the Miami Heat snuck out of Charlotte with a win.
The last minute of the game was pure madness with Gerald Henderson hitting a three to put the Bobcats up by one, followed by Dwyane Wade closing the game out with this absurdly tough shot with under 3 seconds left on the clock. The Cats actually got up 2 shots in last 2.6 seconds of the game the first by Augustin and a putback attempt by DJ White but neither one could knock it down.
DJ Augustin’s post game thoughts
A very down Kemba Walker post game
Lebron’s post game thoughts
One thing that is strikingly different between this year’s Bobcats and last season’s version is how entertaining this year’s squad has been. I don’t know if it’s the addition of the rookies, the subtraction of Stephen Jackson, better ball movement or a combination of all of those, but the first 2 games this year have been some of the most fun to watch in a long time.
Keep it coming!