The Charlotte Bobcats were looking to go on a two-game win streak against the Orlando Magic Sunday after a much-needed win against Utah last week.
The Bobcats started out well, leading at halftime 45-38. When I checked the score, I thought for sure they were going to pull off a big Southeast division win.
However, Charlotte could not hold the lead. Orlando outscored them 27-19 in the third quarter, putting them within reach of victory. Charlotte tried to make a fourth quarter comeback but was outscored 25-24. Orlando won the game 90-85, improving to 7-3 while Charlotte fell to 3-7.
Four Magic players had 15 or more points. Hedo Turkoglu, who led Orlando, had 20 points and three assists. Mickael Pietrus had 18 points to go along with his four rebounds. Dwight Howard only put up four points but grabbed seven rebounds.
The Bobcats dropped another close one. Gerald Wallace had 19 points that led Bobcat scorers. Wallace also grabbed nine rebounds. Coming off the bench, Adam Morrison had 14 points, six assists, and four rebounds. If he keeps putting up numbers like this, the Bobcats should start him instead of Sean May.
May only had four points and three rebounds in 12 minutes of action.
Okafor was also disappointing, putting up only eight points and nine rebounds. These numbers have to improve if we want to win ball games.
I don't think the Bobcats' season is done, however we do need more energy from this ball club.
Jason: We miss you!