Charlotte Bobcats Weekly Update — Dec. 5

David W. WaltersCorrespondent IDecember 5, 2008

This has been the best week by far this season for the Bobcats as they have gotten more comfortable with coach Larry Brown’s system.  Jason Richardson (19 ppg) was inserted back into the starting lineup last Friday night and the team has responded well, winning three of their last four. 

The Bobcats beat the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Oklahoma City Thunder last week with their only loss coming in a closely contested game with the defending champion Boston Celtics.

Emeka Okafor continued his strong play in the post and has 59 points, 23 rebounds, and five blocks in his last two games.  The Bobcats have been looking for scoring production down low and Okafor has finally begun to deliver.

Raymond Felton has been the steady hand for the Bobcats over the last few weeks and he has pushed Charlotte in their wins.  He is averaging 11 points and 13 assists over the last two games.

Sean May is back in the starting lineup and had his first double-double of the season on Wednesday with 10 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes.  The ‘Cats can only hope that he continues to get better as the season goes on as he gets back into shape following knee surgery.

D.J. Augustin has gone back to his sixth man role and has averaged 10.6 ppg and 3.3 apg over the last week.

Everything seems to be coming together for the Bobcats, but last week was against mediocre competition.  They have a 7-11 record and they have an extremely tough schedule this week.

The Bobcats will travel to Milwaukee tonight to face the Bucks (8-12), then they return to Charlotte as LeBron & Co. come to town with the red-hot Cleveland Cavaliers (15-3). 

Then the 'Cats hit the road on Monday to face the Miami Heat (10-9) before traveling west to face the New Orleans Hornets (10-6) on Wednesday and the Dallas Mavericks (10-8) on Thursday.

I can only hope that we have another good week like the last one.  See you all next week.