Oct 20, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons point guard Rodney Stuckey (3) attempts to block the shot of Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Ben Gordon (8) during the fourth quarter at The Palace. Detroit won 85-80. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

Bobcats Lose 4th Straight In Presason

In a night of struggling offenses, the Bobcats went to 1-4 in preseason following a 85-80 lost to the Pistons in Detroit. It’s the Bobcats fourth straight loss in preseason. The Bobcats started slow once again in the first quarter, putting up just 14 points to the Pistons 30. After that, the Bobcats outscored the Pistons 66-55. It’s the third straight game the Bobcats have had a poor first quarter and been unable to rebound off it.

Tyrus Thomas shined with 14 points, 16 rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes. Thomas started in place of Byron Mullens and had his best performance of preseason so far. Thomas entered the game having just six rebounds in 57 minutes of play. Thomas was just one of five Bobcats who reached double digits on the night.

Kemba Walker led the team with 15 points, albeit on 4-15 shooting. Brendan Haywood had 11 points, while Ramon Sessions and Ben Gordon both had 13 off the bench. Gordon also shot 4-15 from the field in his first game in Detroit since being traded over the summer. The Bobcats shot 36.3% from the field and continued their struggles from deep, shooting just 29.4% from three. The Bobcats got to the line 25 times, but shot just 68%.

Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 16 points while Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight both had 15 points. The Bobcats forced 20 Pistons turnovers and capitalized with 28 points off them.

The Bobcats started Walker and Gerald Henderson in the backcourt, with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas and Haywood up front. The Bobcats failed to score more than 90 points for the fourth time in preseason play. Last night’s total was the lowest so far in preseason. It’ll be a tough task to stop the offensive struggles, as the Bobcats will face the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat on Tuesday in the final week of preseason basketball.

Tags: Charlotte Bobcats Game Recaps Preseason

  • Aussie fan

    Do you ever say a positive thig about the bobcats! Immsick
    Of reason your down/negative comments about them. We all know the bobcats are no where near a good team at the moment but I’m totally sick of “fans” like you Pulling the piss out of them every chance you get. Why don’t you go for the Knicks where you can feel great about yourself going for a team that never goes through bad games! Get over yourself and let the real fans voice be seen above your crap

    • CatsFan231

      Agreed, I love the Cats and I’m sick and tired of you people having only negative things to say about them. I want to hear “Bobcats had a good well-rounded game in loss to Detroit” not “Bobcats lose 4th pre-season game” I’m tired of it. How about talk about the Lakers and how they’re going 0-6! But NOOOOOO they will be the best team this year!!!!!!! They suck! What kind of team has Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and Pau Gasol, and can’t even get a single pre-season win!!!!! At least the Bobcats did, what do you have to say about that!?