Week in review
This week, the Bobcats were 1-2. Their first game of the week was on Tuesday in Memphis, where they lost to the Grizzlies 94-75. They traveled to Detroit on Friday and suffered a crushing 113-93 loss to the Jose Calderon-less Pistons, but returned home on Saturday for a refreshing 95-85 victory over the playoff-bound Milwaukee Bucks.
The Bobcats being 1-2 this week isn't very surprising, but the way they got there sure is. People were expecting them to beat the depleted Pistons, but not the Bucks.
On Saturday night, the then-37-42 Milwaukee Bucks waltzed in to Time Warner Cable Arena looking for an easy win over the 18-61 Charlotte Bobcats. Josh McRoberts and company weren't having it. Although the game was 24-23 Bobcats at the end of the first quarter, Milwaukee quickly fell behind early in the second and never came back. The Bobcats won the game easily by a score of 95-85.
The Bobcats went to Detroit to play the Pistons on Friday. The Pistons had been playing well, but were without Jose Calderon. The Bobcats were actually expected to win this game, but couldn't stop the
SWEDISH NIGHTMARE awesome performance of Jonas Jerebko, who scored a season-high 21 points on 50% shooting.
When the Bobcats and the Magic slipped in a trade between Hakim Warrick and Josh McRoberts before the deadline, we all laughed at both teams. Now, Charlotte's looking smart. In Saturday's game against Milwaukee, McRoberts went off for 18 points and was an assist and rebound away from a triple-double.
In Charlotte's loss on Friday night, former Piston Ben Gordon played a terrible game. He only played 16 minutes, but somehow managed to have five turnovers and two personal fouls. He only shot the ball three times (all from beyond the arc; he made one), and wasn't very efficient. All-around poor game for Gordon.
Monday: vs New York, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: vs Cleveland, 8 p.m.
The Bobcats finish off the season with two home games. They're a combined 0-4 against these teams this season, so a win at all would be their first. If they don't win either of these games, they'll finish 19-63 and be the only team in the NBA not to hit 20 wins. Charlotte's in the basement of the NBA, one game back from Orlando. The Magic play the Bulls and the Heat this week, so the NBA is Charlotte's to lose.