Another game, another loss for the Charlotte Bobcats. It must be getting close to the regular season, am I right?
It wasn’t completely reminiscent of the 82 game long-haul, though, because guys like Andy Rautins went off. In fact, everyone on the Thunder roster went off.
OKC shot 64 percent from the field on 75 shots. They hit more than 50 percent of their three-pointers. They scored 120 points.
The Bobcats, on the other hand, shot 44 percent from the field on 81 shots, 32 percent on three-pointers and scored 98 points.
Where was the game lost? (Besides shooting percentage)
Well, it wasn’t turnovers. Charlotte let the ball go just 10 times compared to 15 times for OKC.
It wasn’t free-throw shooting. The Bobcats shot a few more and made a slightly higher percentage than OKC.
It could’ve been rebounding.
Charlotte grabbed 31 compared to OKC’s 40.
The Thunder also didn’t have to rely on individuals to create shots as much as the Bobcats. OKC had 34 assists and the Bobcats had just 21.
Speaking of individuals, Ben Gordon continued his strong play, and became the first Bobcats to break the 20 point mark this preseason. He scored 21 points on 15 shots and also had four assists.
Ramon Sessions had a good game (a game that Kemba Walker had off), scoring 18 points on 16 shots and dishing out seven assists. Byron Mullens scored 16 points on 16 shots, Gerald Henderson scored 12 points on 10 shots. No other Bobcat went over the 10 point threshold.
The Bobcats play again on Saturday against the 2-2 (preseason) Pistons.