The Charlotte Bobcats still haven’t won in the United States in quite some time but in Canada, they’re 1-0!
Toronto will never be the same after the trouncing, nay the humiliation at the hands of the mighty Bobcats.
That last line was messed up. You know why? You know why? Because….I don’t know how to write after a win. I am trying to celebrate, quietly and with restraint, but it’s like being in debt for 2o years and finally, your student loans are paid off. But much like that situation, you’d still be at basically zero and then you’d remember your car and house and those payments are still on the books. So yeah, it’s just like that.
Bismack Biyombo had career highs of 13 rebounds and 7 blocks. Reggie Williams had season high of 22 points. D.J. Augustin had a double double in the first start for him back from toe inflammation. The bench put up 35 points to Toronto’s 27. 50% FG overall and 40% on 15 attempts from behind the arc. It was a complete, fine feeling victory for Michael Jordan’s team.
The recap I read mentioned MJ’s birthday several times, and it was a trending topic on twitter for most of the evening. I’m happy for him to get a victory. I’m with Doug Collins, that the losses had to be killing him and to get a victory on his birthday to break a streak of 16 straight losses, had to be great.
My sister asked me at the end “Umm, how bad is Toronto?” They’re pretty bad right now. No stars, Demar Derozan is pretty good but not great, scored 23 but no rebounds or assists and his cover, Williams led the Bobcats and was one short of Derozan’s total in a minute less playing time. They have key injuries, and I’m not putting salt in their wound here but I’m also tempering the Bobcats glee with their victory
Still, it’s a big damn deal. 16 straight losses hurt. One win doesn’t mean anything unless there are others coming behind it. You can have all the hope you want in the young talent, but rarely do teams with this many young players, playing this poorly come around to be good. Even Cleveland, doing so poorly they won out in drafting Lebron James, the last sure thing in the draft, even the Cavs had a hard time being relevant, even the Eastern Conference Championship didn’t fully redeem them.
That said, a win, is afterall, a win. Difficult times with a bright spot, even against the Raptors, in Canada of all places, feels good.