You Can’t Tell Me This Isn’t Fun: Charlotte Bobcats Win Again

April 20, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats head coach Paul Silas talks to guard Kemba Walker (1) forward Derrick Brown (4) center Byron Mullens (22) and guard Gerald Henderson (15) during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at Time Warner Cable Arena. Grizzlies win 85-80. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE

Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s summer league. I get it. But you know what? These past two Charlotte Bobcats games have been fun.

First they blow out the Kings, behind a great performance from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. And then Sunday Night happened.

Full disclosure: I didn’t get to watch the game. I was sitting at a gift shop in Myrtle Beach, working. But I did follow the entire thing through a combination of Twitter and NBA.com… So here’s how the final moments of the Bobcats 68-64 win over the Cavs looked to me.

Again, I can’t stress this enough, Charlotte shot, like, 1 percent from the field in the first quarter (exaggeration? maybe). The Bobcats defense kept them in this game, and some clutch buckets late sealed the deal.

I doubt Dunlap is going to employ much full court press in the regular season, but the ball-hounding mentality he’s driving into his players this summer won’t soon be forgotten.

Kemba Walker led the way for Charlotte with 13 points on 14 shots (9-11 on free-throws, though), Jeffrey Taylor scored 12 points on 15 shots, but also grabbed seven rebounds, and Byron Mullens dropped nine points on 17 shots. He did have two blocks and eight boards, though.

The Bobcats forced 21 turnovers and only gave the ball away 11 times. They also held the Cavs to 37.5 percent shooting, even though they were shooting well above 40 percent at half time.

Yeah, it’s summer league. But, right now, Charlotte Bobcats basketball is fun to watch.

Topics: Bobcats, Cavs, Dunlap, Kidd-Gilchrist, Taylor, Walker

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