Oct 19, 2013; Greensboro, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson (9) during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Greensboro Coliseum. Mavericks win 89-83. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Henderson, Bobcats Best Raptors At Home

Oct 19, 2013; Greensboro, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson (9) during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Greensboro Coliseum. Mavericks win 89-83. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Somebody call off the search because Gerald Henderson just found his shot!

Henderson scored 18 points on 10-17 shooting to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 92-90 home victory over the Toronto Raptors. His shooting in the last two games has put to rest some doubts about Henderson’s ability to be the Bobcats starting two guard.

In his first three games this season, Henderson only scored a combined 28 points on 7-36 shooting and 0-3 beyond the arc. In the last two games, Henderson has scored a combined 41 points on 15-30 shooting and 1-3 beyond the arc.

“I don’t think I’ve ever gone through something like that, where (his shooting percentage) was in the 20s. But I shot all good shots – shots I normally take. So it just had to work itself out,” said Henderson in a quote to the Charlotte Observer.

His change of luck couldn’t have come at a better time in such a close game; especially with an injured Kemba Walker (shoulder), who scored only five points on 2-13 shooting.

Also a lot of credit to the two starting big’s Bismack Biyombo and Josh McRoberts. Bismack held his own against Lithuanian big Jonas Valanciunas, putting up a solid 8 points and 11 boards with 4 offensive boards, while McRoberts gave his best impression of a Swiss army knife by doing a little bit of everything; putting up 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, a steal and a block.

Like I mentioned in the Game 5 preview, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a tough match up with Raptors star Rudy Gay, but he looked solid putting up 14 points on 6-7 shooting and grabbed 4 boards. And don’t look now but Jeff Taylor is quietly find his rhythm too, scoring 13 points for the second game in a row and shooting over .500 from the field in both.

  • Player of the Game: Gerald Henderson
  • Moment of the Game:  MKG’s Drive and scoop bucket to put the Bobcats up by 2 points with a 1:11 to go in the game
  • What it means: The Bobcats are on their first wining streak of the season (2 games) and have won the last 5 games in a row at home dating back to last season.

 

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