Things did look promising for the Charlotte Bobcats at some points of Saturday night’s eventual loss to the New Orleans Hornets.
For instance, a 57-40 halftime lead looked like something even Charlotte couldn’t throw away.
Then again, this team we’re talking about is the Bobcats.
More positives, though, before we delve into the endless sorrow that has been Charlotte basketball this month.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played a phenomenal game and thoroughly outplayed Anthony Davis. MKG scored 22 points, grabbed nine boards, dished out one assist, swiped two steals and blocked two shots. Davis only scored eight points to go along with 10 rebounds and three blocks. Oh, Kidd-Gilchrist only played 26 minutes, too.
Kemba Walker rebounded nicely from an awful performance in Charlotte’s previous game to the tune of 15 points on just under 50 percent shooting, nine assists and two steals. Gerald Henderson had a solid game as well, tallying 19 points on six-of-10 shooting, and Hakim Warrick had his second good game in a row, scoring 12 points to go along with 10 rebounds and two assists.
As a team, the Bobcats did plenty of things wrong, though.
New Orleans shot above 40 percent from three-point range, the ‘Cats hit just 60 percent of their free-throws, and although the turnover battle ended up being a push, Charlotte gave the ball away 15 times Saturday night.
Charlotte’s next shot at a win will come January 4th when they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in Charlotte.
That is not their next game, though.
They take on the Chicago Bulls Monday afternoon in the Windy City.