The Charlotte Bobcats dropped 102 points on Milwaukee, but it didn’t matter, because the Bucks dropped 131 right back.
Despite Kemba Walkers 27 points and Gerald Henderson’s 17, the ‘Cats didn’t do anything well enough to win.
Milwaukee made 51 of their 100 field goal attempts, out-rebounded Charlotte 45-32, out-assisted the ‘Cats 32-18 and won the turnover battle battle by 10.
Without Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (family matter) and Byron Mullens (injury), it was almost a given that the Bucks would beat Charlotte on the glass, but it was how they beat the Bobcats that led to the win. While Charlotte grabbed just four offensive rebounds, Milwaukee ripped down 14 of them.
One more disgusting stat: Milwaukee out-scored Charlotte in the paint 52-32.
It wasn’t all bad news for every Bobcat; Tyrus Thomas finally got back on the court, and he didn’t even look awful. In 23 minutes he scored 13 points on nine shots to go along with two rebounds. Meanwhile Jeff Adrien scored four points on three shots and grabbed two rebounds in half the time.
Aside from Thomas, Henderson, Walker and Ben Gordon, who scored an efficient 14 points, no other ‘Cat scored more than eight points.
Charlotte has now lost seven of its last ten games. Their next chance for a victory comes Wednesday against Philly… And let’s be serious, that’s not much of a chance at all.