Bobcats Win 79-68

Epically bad basketball can still be compelling basketball. Some comments from the game thread describing the Bobcats' 79-68 win over the Nets tonight:

I could go find four other guys in my neighborhood and we could score 10 points in a quarter.

The Bobcats aren’t going to match the Panthers’ first-half output from Sunday.

This reminds me of a Big Ten regular season game.

I thought we were here to see a pro game. This looks like a mid-tier CAA matchup.

Yup. That was about right. This train wreck is what happens when two abysmal offenses, a very good defense, and a well-coached defense meet. All that said, it was certainly entertaining in the sense that the game was in doubt the entire time. Sure, we should have put away the Nets handily, but I think just about everyone who's watched the Cats this year is starting to realize just how bad the offense is. My creeping suspicion is that we have an outside shot at being a historically poor offense, pending Ronald Murray's return, or a roster shakeup.

Highlights and lowlights after the jump:

BAD

-- 79 points on about 30% shooting. 1-15 from three. Ouch. The Nets exposed the Bobcats' shooting woes in a painful way, playing zone roughly 1/3 of the time. Fortunately, only Brook Lopez could anchor it, and he got into foul trouble.

GOOD

-- HOLY CRAP GERALD WALLACE HAD 24 POINTS AND 20 REBOUNDS. My face is melting.

-- D.J. Augustin also stepped up, scoring 21 points on 6-14 shooting and getting to the line for 10 free throws.

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