Tuesday, Oct. 15: Charlotte Bobcats 98, Cleveland Cavaliers 74
MVP: Kemba Walker- 14 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds
LVP: Anthony Tolliver- 3 points in 9 minutes
Key Stat: 25, the Bobcats forced 25 turnovers
Zeller Watch: 7 points, 9 rebounds in 26 minutes
Recap: The Bobcats were without star free agents signing Al Jefferson. Bismack Biyombo pulled in another great rebounding night, grabbing 11 rebounds in 28 minutes of play. Ball movement was an issue, as Charlotte only had 16 assists on their 30 field goals.
Thursday, Oct. 17: Charlotte Bobcats 110, Philadelphia 76ers 84
MVP: Ben Gordon- 22 points, 4 for 4 from three
LVP: Anthony Tolliver- 2 points in 15 minutes, 1 for 6 shooting
Key Stat: 36- the number of free throw attempts the Bobcats had.
Zeller Watch: 10 points, 5 rebounds in 14 minutes.
Recap: Ben Gordon finally got things going. The sharp shooter was 7 of 9 from the field, including 4 of 4 from downtown. You could easily see the positive effect Gordon has on the team when he’s playing well. The Bobcats set preseason highs in field goal percentage, points, and assists. Kemba Walker had another good game, dishing out 5 assists with no turnovers. This was the best preseason game for the Bobcats to date.
Saturday, Oct. 20: Dallas Mavericks 89, Charlotte Bobcats 89
MVP: Cody Zeller- 14 points, 10 rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench
LVP: Kemba Walker- 5 for 15 shooting, 4 assists, 5 turnovers
Key Stat: 0- the number of three pointers the Bobcats made
Zeller Watch: 14 points, 10 rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench
Recap: Rookie of the year candidate Cody Zeller had his best preseason game to date. The former Indiana Hoosier posted a double double in 27 minutes. The most impressive thing? He had zero turnovers. The Bobcats rested Al Jefferson for the 3rd straight game and gave veteran two guard Ben Gordon a rest.
Up Coming Week:
The Bobcats wrap up the preseason with games against Eastern Conference rivals Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks.