Bobcats Come Away With a Victory Over New Orleans

Ryan GaydosSenior Analyst INovember 7, 2008

You can call it an upset or whatever you want but the Charlotte Bobcats defend their home territory against the New Orleans Hornets 92-89. New Orleans tried to come to their old home town and stomp all over the upstart Charlotte team but the Bobcats said nay nay to any effort of a beat down.

It was a back and forth game as it came down to a last second try. The Hornets had a legitimate chance at tying the game up. Peja Stojakovic got a shot but he missed the first try then James Posey collected the rebound and dished it to Chris Paul who would miss as well. The Bobcats could breathe easier again.

In the win, Raymond Felton and Jason Richardson led the team in scoring with 20 points a piece. Felton also recorded three assists. Richardson grabbed five boards. The franchise of the team, Emeka Okafur, scored ten points and grabbed ten of his own rebounds for another double-double which he seems to record night after night.

One of my favorite players, D.J. Augustin, had 11 points and four assists. This is his third game this season where he was in double figures.

Even though the Bobcats won, their defense wasn't that great. Chris Paul and Peja Stojakovic both had 20 points. Paul dished seven assists and Peja grabbed seven boards.

The win makes Charlotte 2-3 on the season and is looking forward to Sunday's game at home against the Toronto Raptors.