This is my second time writing this recap. The other one was better. Blame technology.
Tonight the Bobcats destroyed the Knicks. From the opening tip the Bobcats took the lead and dominated the rest of the game. It wasn't even close. Gerald Henderson had 27 points on 11-for-16 shooting and was unstoppable on offense. Kemba Walker had 23 points and 13 assists, himself. Walker had a dominating game and looked like an All-Star point guard with the way he torched the Knicks defense. Josh McRoberts had an impact on the game with eight assists in a very nice passing display. His ability to put the ball right where a cutting man wants it is superb.
The Knicks played horrible tonight - absolutely horrible. They obviously did not care about this game. The only positives the Knicks can possibly take from it is that Chris Copeland looked like a nice future piece scoring 36 points and looking very competent on the offensive side of the ball. Rasheed Wallace also played tonight. That's neat.
But they didn't play Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Kenyon Martin, Raymond Felton, J.R. Smith or Marcus Camby.
Also, the Knicks played no defense whatsoever. The little defense they did play was getting shredded by Walker and Henderson, but there wasn't a lot of it, regardless. The Bobcats did whatever they wanted on offense, scoring 106 points in a game that had an average pace.
The Orlando Magic lost their game against the Chicago Bulls tonight. Thanks to the Bobcats victory, the Cats and Magic are now tied for the worst record in the NBA. Both teams will play again this Wednesday at 8 p.m. If the teams finish the season with the same record then the NBA will average them out in a way to give them the same chance at the No. 1 pick and they will both have the best chance at it. If one wins and the other loses, then the team with the worse record will have more ping pong balls during the lottery. As as result we should have an interesting and dramatic finish to the season.