Game 37: Spurs vs. Bobcats
Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:25 PM
Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:30 PM
This team is one big man away from being elite. If they continue to get the recent play of Diaw and Murray, they will be hard to beat.
Not that he would have transformed this team to "elite," but I wish that the Bobs could have landed DeJuan Blair in this past draft.
Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:45 PM
Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:49 PM
Why are the Bobcats so good at home but suck so bad on the road?
most teams are better at home anyways;
they unravel when the calls favor the other team, which is going to happen on the road.
They are getting better on the road.
Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:08 PM
Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:54 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)—Moments after Boris Diaw’s dominating performance, Stephen Jackson pulled the Bobcats’ power forward aside for a quick chat. Across the locker room, Charlotte point guard Raymond Felton was showering Diaw with superlatives.
The Bobcats had just beaten the San Antonio Spurs 92-76 on Friday night for their franchise record sixth-straight home win. But all they could think about was how good they could be if Diaw permanently ended his season-long funk and played like he did against the Spurs—26 points and 11 rebounds—every night.
“I told him after the game that we’re going to be hard to beat if he’s aggressive,” Jackson said. “There are not too many 4-men in this league that can handle the ball, shoot, pass at that size. I think he frees up a lot of stuff on the offensive end for me and Gerald (Wallace) when he can pick and pop or make plays for us.”
Wallace added 21 points and collected five acrobatic blocks and four steals as the Bobcats took control with a dominant defensive stand that bridged the third and fourth quarters. The Spurs went more than 9 minutes without a field goal, and the Bobcats’ 19-2 run put them ahead 70-57 and secured their sixth win in seven games.
And now even Diaw is playing well. It was less than a month ago that Jackson and Wallace criticized Diaw for his passive offense and lack of rebounding. With Diaw seemingly finding his groove after Jackson’s acquisition, the Bobcats are full of confidence.
“The way he played tonight, if we can get that the rest of the season, we’re going to be all right, man,” Felton said.
Another impressive DOMINATING win for the Mighty Bobcats. We imposed our will on the Spurs defensively in the 2nd half and our guys stepped up hit big shots when it counted. Tomorrow night we face a Phoenix Suns team that lost on a buzzer beater to ATL tonight. It'll be interesting can we keep this momentum going. BOBCATS!!!!!!!
Posted 16 January 2010 - 01:57 AM
Posted 16 January 2010 - 04:41 PM