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As is often the case with NBA scheduling, mercy is in short supply. The guys have been dealing with some especially hard knocks of late. Perhaps, the scheduling gods thought, the time is ripe for an away/home back-to-back. Starting things off is a trip up to Milwaukee for a game against the streaking Bucks. Luckily for the Bobcats, the “Deer” have been streaking in the same direction as the felines, having lost 7 out of 9. This is a road game that should be ours for the taking if the Cats play to potential. As much as I enjoy new facets to the Bobcats pre-game show, Coach Dunlap’s keys to the game descriptions were unusually vague. “Know thy personnel. As their guards go, so do they go.” Hmm. Perhaps Coach’s comments would become less cryptic sounding as the game progressed. Here’s how it all went down:
From the opening tip, it seemed like the evening was going to be all Bucks. Charlotte came out hesitant on offense, willing to settle for long range jumpers and perimeter...
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Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft, returned in the third quarter of Saturday night's game against San Antonio after leaving earlier with an back injury.
Kidd-Gilchrist appeared to tweak something in his lower back while battling for a rebound under the basket in the second quarter and was taken to the locker room.
He fell straight...
The Charlotte Bobcats invited legendary boxing ring announcer Michael Buffer to make his trademark introduction before Wednesday night's game at the Time Warner Cable Arena against the New York Knicks.
Buffer tailored his intro to "the millions watching across the Carolinas" as he proudly announced "Let's get ready to rumble!"
Video via NBAHighlightsClips...
In their continuing quest to seek out new ways to lose in the most agonizing manner possible, the Bobcats discovered two gems this week. On Monday they went from hitting the Ben Gordon Lottery to flat broke in 5 minutes. On Wednesday they figured, “Why bother trying to defeat the Knicks ourselves when J.R. Smith [...]
I would have a joke for this post but since I don't have my prop trunk...I feel that I would be doing a disservice to a Carrot Top-related post.Last week, Mr. Top met Michael Kidd-Gilcrist, Byron Mullens, Reggie Williams and Gerald Henderson at a hotel in Oklahoma City: (Courtesy of USA Today)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist blocks Gary Neal`s shot and finds Jeff Taylor for the emphatic dunk. Visit http://www.nba.com/video for more highlights.
So far I’m 1-0 for the month of December. I’m pretty sure you are too, in regards to predicting the December record for the Charlotte Bobcats, but still. Undefeated is undefeated. The good news is, I didn’t really give Charlotte much of a chance in last night’s game with the formidable New York Knicks. Instead [...]
The matchup of the night for the second game of a back-to-back in Charlotte will be between point guards Tony Parker and Kemba Walker.
Parker is having a great season so far averaging 18.3ppg with 7.3apg while Walker is averaging 17.1ppg and 6.2apg.
With both guards using their speed to their advantage, it will be interesting to see how Walker defends on the perimeter and...
While the young Charlotte Bobcats impressed early drawing the Spurs on the second night of a back-to-back, you just had a feeling it would go the way of classic Mike Tyson overmatched fight. It would only take time for the Spurs to dissect and pick apart the Bobcats, using crisp passes and ball movement in combination with a three-point shooting clinic to put away the Bobcats early...
The San Antonio Spurs (16-4) are back on the road as they face the Charlotte Bobcats (7-11) tonight in Charlotte.
The Spurs are coming off a 114-92 win at home versus the Rockets where six Spurs players scored in double-digits.
"Great start to a back-to-back. Good win for us,” said Tim Duncan (12 points, 12 rebounds) after the game, “we focused early."
After the San Antonio Spurs' recent win over the Milwaukee Bucks, I had a chance to speak with Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings.
Jennings, who finished with 14 points and four assists in 38 minutes of action versus the Spurs, spoke on San Antonio and what it takes to play against them to have a shot at winning, his thoughts on the controversial photo with Tim Duncan and...
Milwaukee Bucks (9-9) vs. Brooklyn Nets (11-7)
Brandon Jennings has not always been quiet in his career. His career started a year early as he and Sonny Vaccaro launched an aggressive and surprising move to go to Italy instead of play the obligatory year in college. Jennings' gunner style did not quite fit Euroleague and it caused him to slip in the Draft some.
Brandon Jennings scored 26 points, Monta Ellis had 24 points and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood Brooklyn's fourth-quarter rally in a 97-88 victory over the Nets on Sunday night.
The Bucks led by 29 points with 6:59 left in the third quarter but Brooklyn got within six after Deron Williams found an open Kris Humphries, who came off the bench for the first time this season, for...