The Charlotte Bobcats haven’t had much luck against any teams this season. Against the Washington Wizards, the Bobcats are undefeated with two victories this season. The Bobcats are heading back to the nation’s capital tonight to face off with John Wall and the Wizards.
Last night the Bobcats were pummeled by the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-94. Gerald Henderson led all scorers in the game with 21 points while Ben Gordon chipped in 18 off the bench.
The loss to Oklahoma City increased Charlotte’s losing streak to nine games and their consecutive double-digit loss streak to eight games. With the Bobcats matching up against the Wizards better than any team they’ve faced this season, tonight might be their opportunity to pull out their 14th win.
The Wizards haven’t been slouches though. Despite an injury to John Wall that kept him out at the beginning of the season, the Wizards remained competitive and seen progress from their rookie Bradley Beal.
Since the new year kicked in, the former Florida Gator sharpshooter has been on a tear. He’s shooting way above 40% from three and also the field. His efficiency ics getting better, his confidence is noticeable and he’s showing why so many teams coveted him around draft time. Post all-star break Beal is averaging just above 20 points per game with six rebounds.
The return of John Wall has made the Wizards a much more difficult “bad” team to face. Going forward Wall and Beal could be one of the more explosive backcourt tandems in the league, which should make for a fun watch when they face Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson.
One of the main things that separates the Wizards and Bobcats is the defense of the Wizards. The Wizards are 6th in opp. points per game and 3rd in opp. field goal%. Quietly they’ve made a large improvement defensively. The Bobcats in two meetings have surpassed their defense and found ways to win.
For Bobcats fans who want to see a victory, tonight should be one of the first games in a while you can look forward to. There’s no lock the Bobcats will win, but it’s a much larger chance than the last 10 or so games they’ve had combined. We’ll see if the Bobcats can put an end to their losing streak tonight against the red, white and blue of the Wizards.