Nov 8, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) looks to drive past Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) during the game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

‘Cats Fall To ‘Melo, Knicks Three-Point Shooting In 101-91 Loss


The Charlotte Bobcats 101-91 loss to the New York Knicks Friday night is the type of game the Bobcats ran into a lot under Mike Dunlap last season.

New York’s three-point shooting barrage was too much for the Bobcats to overcome. The Knicks shot 46 percent from three on 26 attempts. In the Bobcats win Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, they held the Knicks to 28 percent from the three-point line.

The Knicks didn’t get to the line much; they had just nine attempts. They didn’t do much in transition with four fastbreak points either. New York simply wore the Bobcats down with the three-point shot and the Bobcats had no response by going 25 percent from three.

Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani played like the team envisioned when they acquired Bargnani in the offseason.

Anthony scored a game-high 28 points and Bargnani had 25. They combined for 23-47 shooting.

Bargnani uncharacteristically filled the stat sheet with eight rebounds, five blocks and three assists as well.

Kemba Walker led the Bobcats with 25 points on 8-22 shooting. The team shot 40 percent from the field, but continued their spree of free throw attempts with 30 for the game.

Gerald Henderson had 18 points and nine rebounds and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored double figures for the third game in a row with 14 points.

The Bobcats were without Al Jefferson for the fifth consecutive game as he sat out with a bone bruise in his left ankle. There remains no word on a return date for the Bobcats big free agent acquisition.

The Bobcats move to 3-3 on the season and will be back at Time Warner Cable Arena to host the Atlanta Hawks Monday.

 

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  • Hornet4life

    Bobcats need to find a consistent #2 scorer, hopefully Al Jefferson can provide that when he gets healthy.

  • J.R.

    Jefferson should definitely help the offense when he gets back. It’s going to be tough for him though because the Bobcats don’t have the three-point shoots to create enough space for him down low.