Winning; The Charlotte Bobcats Story: Game 7 Recap

Nov 14, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (15) is congratulated by teammates during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Bobcats won 89-87. Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The Charlotte Bobcats are 4-3.

They have four wins and three losses.

Their winning percentage is .571.

They have more wins than losses.

You can say it however you want, as many times as you want, and it never gets old.

This team, which became the worst in NBA history last year, is sitting 1.5 games behind the Miami heat in the NBA’s Southeast division, because it just won the second game of a back-to-back in Minnesota Wednesday night.

The ‘Cats opened up a 15 point lead on the Timberwolves heading into halftime, and built that lead to as large as 16 in the second half.

But Minnesota came back, and it took a Kemba Walker shot as time expired to send the Bobcats out of the Target Center winners.

The former UCONN star continued his impressive early season play by scoring 22 points, grabbing four rebounds, dishing five assists and recording four steals to lead his team to an 89-87 victory.

It was the Bobcats third victory in as many games.

Yes.

They’ve won three in a row.

No, it doesn’t make sense.

Yes, it is getting close to December 21, 2012.

No, personally, I think the Mayans believed we’d be entering a period of intense change, not Armageddon.

I know, right? The Bobcats are the perfect example of this (yeah, you thought I was just going off on another tangent for no reason, didn’t you?).

Not even a year ago, three wins in a row was a pipe dream. Now, it’s a reality.

Did I mention the Bobcats have a winning record? Yeah, they’re 4-3.

Ramon Sessions was also crucial in this victory. He dropped 18 points, six rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist only scored two points in 17 minutes, but Tyrus Thomas picked up the slack and dropped 10 points, three blocks and four rebounds in just 18 minutes.

For the Timberwolves, Andrei Kirilenko went all Kobe on Charlotte, with 26 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks, but none of his teammates scored more than 16 points.

The ‘Cats shot 45 percent to Minnesota’s 38 percent, and turned the ball over just 15 times.

Charlotte will look to improve their record to 5-3 and win their fourth straight game on Saturday when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies.

I promise I’ll do something crazy if they win.

 

Topics: Charlotte Bobcats, Kemba Walker, Minnesota Timberwolves

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