should have known this team would look sluggish after blowing their previous game against the Lakers. Yet hope remained. My brain told me that this would be another painful game, but my heart wanted this game to be different. I should have known better; this team isn't difficult to figure out. The Charlotte Bobcats are a young team that can be exciting. But they can also be extremely frustrating when they don't play to their potential.
Tonight's game was a case of latter. because you really can't point at a single player that had a promising game tonight. Both teams played an extremely ugly game but the Bobcats were just ridiculous from the opening tip-off to the final buzzer. Sure, you could say that they played good defense which is debatable but I'll just point to the big glaring statistic that the team shot below 30% from the field. These are supposed to be some of the best players in the entire world but looked more like the random guys you would find at a local pickup game at a YMCA who play without a set game plan in place.
The game started out with Byron "Double Deuce" Mullens trying to lead the team with his jumper with four shots in the team's opening possessions. While he did show that he still had the ability to shoot, he still forced a lot of bad attempts that hurt the team and led to an overall inefficient 16 points on 7-19 shooting. There were times where I just covered my head in shame every time he shot because you just had that feeling he would miss, resulting in the 76ers grabbing the rebound because 7'0" Mullens was located at the perimeter.
76ers blast Bobcats on the boards, win 87-76
Rufus On Fire | Feb 10