The Bobcats lost. That's what happens when you turned the ball over 21 times. You can't win games when you turn the ball over a lot and have a big deficit in offensive rebounding. This is the big rule of basketball and of course the Bobcats broke it. Another problem was horrible defense. As time goes on the defense should inevitably improve as this is a young team, but that's no excuse for the performance that was put on the floor tonight. Missed rotations all over, lazy when chasing defenders off the ball, and really it just seemed like just about everybody was resting energy for offense.
The Bobcats scored 60 points in the first half largely on unsustainable shooting. The worst part is they were shooting over 60 percent and was still down nine points. How does that even happen? Well, because the turnovers and giving up offensive rebounds gave Milwaukee a lot more field goal attempts. So even though the Bobcats shot a high percentage, the Bucks had so many chances to score, they easily kept their distance from Charlotte.
Some positives from the game include Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson. The duo continue their scorching play as of late with Walker scoring 27 points on 8/11 shooting (11-for-13 from the free throw line!) and Henderson adding 17 points of his own.
Okay now that we got that out of the way, we can talk about what was really important in this game. This was #TheTyrusThomasGame. As many know, MKG, Byron Mullens, Ramon Sessions and Brendan Haywood were all injured for the game. In need of someone to fill minutes Mike Dunlap turned to Tyrus Thomas. Wasting no time Tyrus Thomas drove towards the basket and banked in a shot. We all laughed and and made our jokes and thought that was the end. OH WE WERE WRONG!
TYRUS THOMAS HIT A 3. TYRUS THOMAS HIT A 3. TYRUS THOMAS HIT A 3.— Rufus on Fire (@Rufus_On_Fire) April 2, 2013
TYRUS THOMAS AND 1. #TheTyrusThomasGame— Rufus on Fire (@Rufus_On_Fire) April 2, 2013
TYRUS THOMAS PASSING! WHAT IS THIS!? ARE THE BUCKS LAUGHING TOO HARD TO PLAY DEFENSE ON HIM!?— Rufus on Fire (@Rufus_On_Fire) April 2, 2013
And then it got crazy as Jannero Pargo and Ben Gordon decided to both hit threes. Then Tyrus Thomas hit another three. Thomas finished with 13 points on 5-for-9 shooting and 2-for-4 from three. So because of hilarity alone, Tyrus Thomas is our Bobcat of the night.