Just one day removed from a nice win at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Charlotte Bobcats lost in a blowout to the New Orleans Hornets Saturday night on the road 105-84.
Anthony Davis and company went off to start the game , leading the Bobcats by 18 points to end the first quarter.
Davis, who scored 25 points and racked up 6 block and 6 steals, was just too much for the shorthanded Bobcats to handle.
“Physically they just took it to us from the start and we didn’t respond,” said Josh McRoberts in a quote to the Charlotte Observer.
McRoberts and the rest of the front court rotation just couldn’t handle the lanky and athletic Davis and struggled to make shots in the paint.
These are the games where the Bobcats miss Al Jefferson the most, they really needed his ability to bang down low and create his own offense on the low block. Without Big Al the Cats were left with all face up shooters who weren’t very good last night either.
The offense was led by Ramon Sessions who played well off the bench, scoring 22 points and 6 assists, but the rest of the team might as well have taken the night off.
Games like these are to be expected for a building team like the Bobcats with a new head coach. Its going to take some time for the roster to get used to each other and the new system they’re in.
The win against Cleveland at home gave fans a glimpse of how competitive the Cats can be when they’re on the same page and and making plays on both ends of the court, but when no one’s hitting shots and there’s no body to score down low the Bobcats look like the team they’re trying not to be: One dimensional.