The Charlotte Bobcats couldn’t come away from New Orleans with a second straight win, but they’ll get a chance at redemption in game three of the preseason.
The Hornets beat the ‘Cats 97-82 largely on the back of Anthony Davis who scored 22 points on 18 shots, grabbed nine rebounds and swatted one shot.
Ben Gordon was probably the best Bobcats player on the court; He scored 15 points on 15 shots in 23 minutes and had three rebounds and one assist.
Bismack Biyombo came back from a terrible performance in game one and scored seven points on four shots and added four blocks, five rebounds and two steals in just 21 minutes.
Jeffrey Taylor was two-of-two from behind the arc and finished with six points. Kemba Walker had 10 points and one assists while Ramon Sessions had six points and six assists (and six turnovers).
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist followed up a strong game one performance with 10 points on nine shots, three rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot.
As a team the Bobcats shot 44 percent from the field, and held the hornets to 43 percent shooting. The ‘Cats couldn’t catch fire from behind the three-point-line, though, making just eight-of-25 three-pointers. The Hornets weren’t much better though, as they hit just seven-of-20.
The game was lost for the Bobcats in the turnover department. New Orleans had just nine TOs to Charlotte’s 19.
As I mentioned at the top of the story, the Bobcats will have their shot at revenge in a few days.
They take on the Hornets in Charleston, SC on Thursday.