When it rains, it pours in Charlotte. The Bobcats are losers of seven straight, after the Spurs routed them Saturday night 132-102. The Spurs were led by 23 points from former Tarheel Danny Green and 22 from Tony Parker.
Green hit seven of San Antonio’s 18 three pointers, as the Spurs shot 56% from distance. The loss makes it the 11th time this season that the Bobcats have given up 100 points or more, where their record is a blistering 1-10.
The Bobcats were led by 23 points from Kemba Walker, who gets tonight’s award for being the lipstick on a pig. Walker shot 50% from the field, but had just three assists.
The Bobcats late starting lineup changes of Bismack Biyombo and DeSagana Diop didn’t help the team defensively, as Diop was a non-factor and Biyombo in 33 minutes didn’t have much of an impact either.
Overall the Bobcats offensive numbers weren’t that bad tonight. 46% from the field, 42% from three, 11 turnovers, The Bobcats were even +16 in free throw attempts for tonight. However, the Spurs outrebounded the team and had a field day with their ball movement and perimeter shooting as the Bobcats defense continued its downward spiral.
The excitement around this team that was felt a month ago seems to be fading, while the opponents only get tougher from here on out. The team is having trouble cementing an identity on both sides of the ball, and have lost any progress made in the first nine to ten games.
It’s not helping matters when you’re ranked in the bottom 10 in points scored and opponents PPG, as well as defensive and offensive rating. There’s a lot this team can do better, that’s the cut/dry statement. But how can they do it? Do they have the personel to get it done? It might be time to do an early season assessment of this team soon, because the list of concerns is endless right now. I’m interested in hearing what Bobcats fans think about this team’s recent play and any possible solutions.
The Bobcats will look to snap their seven-game skid against the Golden State Warriors Monday.