The Charlotte Bobcats 101-91 loss to the New York Knicks Friday night is the type of game the Bobcats ran into a lot under Mike Dunlap last season.
New York’s three-point shooting barrage was too much for the Bobcats to overcome. The Knicks shot 46 percent from three on 26 attempts. In the Bobcats win Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, they held the Knicks to 28 percent from the three-point line.
The Knicks didn’t get to the line much; they had just nine attempts. They didn’t do much in transition with four fastbreak points either. New York simply wore the Bobcats down with the three-point shot and the Bobcats had no response by going 25 percent from three.
Anthony scored a game-high 28 points and Bargnani had 25. They combined for 23-47 shooting.
Bargnani uncharacteristically filled the stat sheet with eight rebounds, five blocks and three assists as well.
Kemba Walker led the Bobcats with 25 points on 8-22 shooting. The team shot 40 percent from the field, but continued their spree of free throw attempts with 30 for the game.
The Bobcats were without Al Jefferson for the fifth consecutive game as he sat out with a bone bruise in his left ankle. There remains no word on a return date for the Bobcats big free agent acquisition.
The Bobcats move to 3-3 on the season and will be back at Time Warner Cable Arena to host the Atlanta Hawks Monday.