Charlotte Bobcats vs Jazz, 12/19/09
Road Shenanigans Infecting Home Play?
Hello all — the Bobcats Baseline crew took the night off to celebrate the holidays, so this is just a rudimentary post to provide a place to comment.
The Bobcats dropped one to the Utah Jazz last night, 110-102, at the Cable Box. All accounts are that the Bobcats troubling pattern of play in road games was on full display for the home fans last night. AP recap here, box score here, PopcornMachine.net game flow here.
The pattern goes roughly like this: come out flat, fall behind, no production from Chandler, more laissez-faire from Diaw, turnovers from Felton, Gerald Wallace beasting it to keep hope alive, and a furious charge late in the game that comes up short.
Bonnell’s game story for the Observer is heavy on some critical postgame comments that Gerald Wallace made with regards to the starting “4 and 5” — ahem, Boris Diaw and Tyson Chandler. It’s good to see Gerald taking a leadership role like this. Let’s hope that the comments are inspiring and not divisive.
Or maybe it would be best if they “inspired” the front office to find a trade for a PF that would fit better than Diaw does right now. How good would the Cats be with a guy like Millsap, Landry, Bass or even D. Lee at the 4?
We won’t have to wait long to see how the team responds to the loss and Gerald’s comments. Assuming they were able to fly from Charlotte to New York last night or this morning, the Cats will take on the Knicks (again) at MSG tonight at 7:30 PM ET.