|.....||Brooklyn Nets ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?||Charlotte Bobcats|
|1||Deron Williams||Kemba Walker|
|2||Shaun Livingston||Gerald Henderson|
|3||Joe Johnson||Michael Kidd-Gilchrist|
|4||Paul Pierce||Josh McRoberts|
|5||Kevin Garnett||Al Jefferson|
The Bad: Charlotte scored 114 points last night, shooting a season-high 54.9% from the field...The Bobcats are fourth in the NBA in opponent's points per game, and sixth in Defensive Rating...Charlotte is 6-4 over their last 10 games overall.
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Charlotte has been one of the biggest surprises in the Eastern Conference this season, as rookie head coach Steve Clifford has done an outstanding job with this young Bobcats squad, keeping them right in the thick of things thus far.
The Bobcats enter tonight with a 23-29 record, which is still good enough for eighth place in the East. The Bobcats beat the Nets back in November in Charlotte, while the Nets have won their last four home games against the Bobcats, dating back to 2012.
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With only two games remaining before the unofficial halfway point of the season, two more wins would really give this team some good momentum, especially with an all-important six-game west coast road trip looming.
No games are layups in the NBA, and tonight?s matchup against the Charlotte Bobcats could potentially be a trap game. But the Bobcats have been struggling on the road lately, dropping their last four road games by an average of 12.0 points.
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But despite the 105-96 victory, it wasn?t as easy as initially expected. The Bobcats showed up to play even though their season has been over for a while.
It seemed as though P.J. Carlesimo and the Nets? players were slightly frustrated with the overall effort ? especially defensively ? but will take the win on their home court.
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The Skinny: The Nets dominated the interior to start, with 10 of the team?s first 12 points coming in the paint. But the Bobcats relied on offensive rebounds and second-chance points to stay in the game. Charlotte?s Gerald Henderson managed nine first-quarter points, but Brooklyn led by six after one.
Andray Blatche was unstoppable to start the second quarter, scoring the first eight Nets? points in the frame. Ben Gordon ? who the Nets had interest in at the NBA trade deadline ? and Jannero Pargo helped the Bobcats tie the game and take the lead after combining for 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting by the halfway mark of the quarter. Brook Lopez got the Nets get back close, and a fade-away jumper by Joe Johnson put Brooklyn back ahead. A Nets? bad turnover at the end of the first half led to an easy lay-up from Henderson, which gave the Bobcats a one-point lead heading into the break.
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The Bobcats are also a league-worst 6-32 on the road, including a 1-18 stretch since Jan. 27.
Brooklyn must not play at the Bobcats? level, especially after suffering a tough home loss to the Bulls on Thursday.
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The Skinny: After making two of their first three, the Nets missed six straight shots early in the first quarter, allowing the Bobcats to orchestrate a 16-2 run to open a 12-point lead. Following a P.J. Carlesimo timeout, the Nets went on a 12-4 run to get back within one. Five three-pointers from Brooklyn in the quarter kept the game close, as the Nets trailed by three after one.
The Nets took the lead to start the second, but hot shooting from Ben Gordon off the bench put the Bobcats right back on top. Gordon scored Charlotte?s first 12 points of the second quarter, and a 13-2 run put the Bobcats up 10. Charlotte maintained that 10-point lead into the break.
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Brooklyn has suffered two ugly losses in a row and has lost four of its last five games overall.
The Bobcats meanwhile enter tonight?s contest on a seven-game losing streak and are 7-22 this season on their home floor and have dropped 20 of their last 22 at Time Warner Cable Arena.
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Jim Mancari, SNYNets.comWith the Brooklyn Nets spiraling back to looking like the New Jersey Nets, a change in personnel appears imminent.
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TKB welcomes Ryan Wallace, who worked for the Knicks' basketball ops on Matt Harding's staff for 8 years. Ryan was responsible for compiling data the team would use in scouting reports. Here are his thoughts on:
Offense: The Bobcats started a defensive minded lineup in their last game against the Indiana Pacers.? This did not hinder them in the first quarter as they were able to score 32 points.? However they only scored 47 points the rest of the game.? Running much of the same offense teams can now focus on stopping Gerald Henderson on the wing.? BJ Mullens has been a bright spot and his minutes should continue to climb.