The Charlotte Bobcats moved back to .500 on the season after running through the Washington Wizards Tuesday night.
This is the first time since 2009 the Bobcats have been at .500 this late in the season.
Yes, I know, it seems a little funny to say “this late in the season”, but everything is relative, my friends.
Anyway, how did the ‘Cats pull this win off?
Well, without Nene and John Wall, the Wizards are one of the worst teams in basketball (with those two, they could be dangerous).
This game was about the players on the court, too, though.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had another strong game, scoring 15 points on six-of-11 shooting to go along with eight rebounds and a block. Kemba Walker didn’t shoot that well, making five of his 13 shots, but he went six-of-seven from the charity stripe and scored 17 points. The most impressive Bobcat of the night, though, was Walker’s fellow floor general, Ramon Sessions. The former Myrtle Beach Seahawk scored 21 points on seven-of-18 shooting and grabbed five rebounds.
As for the Wizards? Well, um… Yeah…
Trevor Ariza scored 19 points on 18 shots and grabbed six rebounds. No one else on his team scored more than nine points.
Bradley Beal, who many though the Bobcats should’ve taken with the second overall pick in the 2012 draft, scored just eight points on 11 shots.
As a team the ‘Cats didn’t do anything particularly well, though. They shot 39 percent from the floor, 23 percent from behind the arc and tied Washington on the boards. They did shoot above 80 percent from the free-throw line, though and won the turnover battle 12-17.
Charlotte will look to move back over .500 at Minnesota on Wednesday at 8 pm.