Bobcats Road Woes Continue in San Antonio


Charlotte Bobcats @ Spurs, 12/11/09

More Road Shenanigans…

The Charlotte Bobcats dropped to 1-9 on the road this year after losing 104-85 to the San Antonio Spurs Friday night.  AP story here, box score here.  After a promising third quarter, the Spurs dropped the hammer in the fourth, outscoring the Cats 32-14 in the decisive period.

The first half was a nightmare for the Cats.  Both Tyson Chandler and Boris Diaw got into foul trouble; Gerald Wallace couldn’t get anything going and Nazr was uncharacteristically ineffective.  The Cats appeared to be in danger of being run out of the building when Richard Jefferson opened the third quarter with a three to put the Spurs up 20.  But the Cats would go on to outscore the Spurs 29-10 the rest of the quarter behind strong play from Gerald Wallace, Stephen Jackson and rookie Derrick Brown to cut the lead to one.

The Cats actually appeared to take the lead on a Raymond Felton layup at the end of the third, but a questionable charge call wiped out the basket and proved to be a harbinger of the fourth quarter.


  • Crash ended up with 18 points on 6-9 FG, but was largely kept off the boards and finished with just 6 rebs.
  • Tyson Chandler was resoundingly awful.  Like usual, he got into early foul trouble and couldn’t stay on the floor (only 22 minutes); in those limited minutes he turned the ball over 8 times.  8 times!
  • The Cats were a lousy 3-12 from 3PT and 18-29 from FT — can’t win on the road like that.
  • Despite the third quarter, the Spurs shot 39-66 for 59% from the field.
  • Next game is tomorrow night in Dallas (8:30 ET) as the Cats will get another crack at the Mavs, who they’ve still never beaten.
  • Reminder, follow me on Twitter — sometime this weekend I’ll be giving away two tickets to the 12/19 Jazz game.

Bonus Basketball Blogosphere Links

  • Let’s help Rufus On Fire help Gerald Wallace get to the All-Star Game with some Chuck Norris-style facts.  My favorite: “During the 9 months Gerald’s mother was pregnant with him, she averaged a double-double.”  My contribution: “After Gerald Wallace suffered a collapsed lung last year, he shrugged off the doctor’s treatment recommendations.  Instead, he rebuilt his collapsed lung… himself… from scratch.”
  • ESPN/Marc Stein’s Weekend Dime is usually a must-read.  This weekend is no exception, as Stein details some soon-to-be-trade-eligible players who might be on the block.  Brandon Bass, anyone?
  • CBSsports’ Ken Berger with an awesome look at the some hard attendance/money numbers from around the league.
  • The guys from The Basketball Jones have a solution for complaints that they don’t show your team enough “love”.

-Dr. E

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26 Responses to “Bobcats Road Woes Continue in San Antonio”

  1. ASChin
    December 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm #

    During the Winter Break of Gerald Wallace's lone year at Alabama, he earned extra money by testing safety belts and airbags in crash simulations for Hyundai. The devices were proven faulty.

  2. ASChin
    December 11, 2009 at 8:00 pm #

    Coaches, announcers and commentators have been using the term "Crash the Boards" for 30 years in the anticipation of Gerald Wallace.

  3. ASChin
    December 11, 2009 at 8:10 pm #

    Mick Foley once turned down an opportunity to take on Gerald Wallace in a "Hell in the Cell" match, fearing for his own safety.

  4. ASChin
    December 11, 2009 at 8:20 pm #

    The only effective strategy Bobcats trainers have found for reducing Gerald Wallace's Extreme attitude on the court is to secretly replace his Mountain Dew bottle with Sierra Mist.

  5. ASChin
    December 11, 2009 at 8:21 pm #

    Gerald Wallace would have also started at cornerback for the Alabama football team during his freshman season were it not for his refusal to wear pads.

  6. ASChin
    December 11, 2009 at 8:24 pm #

    Jackie Chan can't believe that Gerald Wallace just did that.

  7. ASChin
    December 11, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    In Gerald Wallace's mind, MTV's Jackass plays as a straight drama.

  8. ASChin
    December 11, 2009 at 8:32 pm #

    In a survey of NBA players, the most popular leisure activities listed were: video games, surfing, clubbing, deep-sea fishing and traveling.

    Gerald Wallace listed only three: military-grade bomb defusal, roofing and recreational coal-mining.

  9. ASChin
    December 11, 2009 at 8:38 pm #

    For the sixth consecutive summer, the NBA Rules Committee declined Gerald Wallace's suggestion of adding a barbed wire fence around the court.

  10. ASChin
    December 11, 2009 at 8:39 pm #

    And finally…

    Gerald Wallace would likely demand a trade to a contender if he had any idea of what the hell was going on.

  11. ASChin
    December 12, 2009 at 12:51 am #

    Confusion, problems with immediate recall, disorientation to time, place and person, amnesia, fatigue, and blurred vision are symptoms of what the NFL defines as a concussion.

    Or, as Gerald Wallace calls it, halftime.

  12. br2850
    December 12, 2009 at 2:17 am #

    Trade that can get us a good center to replace Tyson Chandler.

    Minnesota Get

    Boris Diaw (Power Forward)

    D.J Augustine (Point Guard)

    2nd Round Pick

    Charlotte Get

    Al Jefferson (Center)

    Then a trade that can get rid of Tyson and get us a good power forward.

    Denver Get

    Kenyon Martin (Power Forward)

    Charlotte Get

    Tyson Chandler (Center)

    Alexis Ajinca (Center)

  13. br2850
    December 12, 2009 at 2:21 am #

    Starting Lineup would be-

    PG- Raymond Felton

    SG- Stephen Jackson

    SF- Gerald Wallace

    PF- Kenyon Martin

    C- Al Jefferson

    2 All-Stars in one lineup and we now have a chance of a title and since the bench will be thinner we can play Derick Brown and Gerald Henderson twice as much as we did before.

  14. reggie
    December 12, 2009 at 6:32 am #

    every time gerlad wallace dunks the ball, a child is cured of cancer.

    did you know that they dont sell posters of gerald wallace dunks because people suffer from seizures?

    gerald wallace doesnt wear a mouthpiece because it offers a form of protection

    gerald wallace once had a stare contest with Mr T and Mean Joe Green…. and won.

    because of gerald wallace, the dictionary definition of "Crash" has changed to "pure awesomeness"

    gerald wallace was going to be a nike pro combat endorsee, but he declined because it offered protection

    gerald wallace doesnt wear a mouthpiece beacuse he doesnt have teeth. he just has smaller gerlad wallaces.

    every time gerald wallace blocks a shot, it gets sent to the twilight zone.

    they have psychiatric care for people gerald wallace has dunked on.

    gerald wallace's voice is so deep, when he speaks the grand canyon gets wider.

    the food at bobcats games are expensive because the money goes towards gerald wallace's insurance

    its once been said that gerald jumped from St Louis and dunked on a guy in Chicago

  15. reggie
    December 12, 2009 at 6:38 am #

    gerald wallace doesnt sleep at night because his body would get rest.

    if there were a nuclear fallout, the only survivors would be roaches…. and gerald wallace.

    gerald wallace sat the crips and bloods down and made them watch roots together

    gerald wallace arrives at bobcats games on the back of a dragon.

    gerald wallace's dreds can actually give rise to mini-gerald wallaces when wet

    gerald wallace's mouth piece is the 8th world wonder

    gerald wallace wears a coat made out of all the balls he's deflated from blocks

    you know why they replaced the rims in the NBA this year? because gerald wallace destroyed the ones from last year.

  16. reggie
    December 12, 2009 at 6:43 am #

    gerald wallace actually won the nobel piece prize for "most 'OHHHHHSSS' and 'DID HE JUST DO THAT!!!!' "

    gerald wallace's sweat is really gatorade

    gerald wallace isnt allowed at Panthers games because he once ran onto the field to help the Panther's D… needless to say that they won that game.

    gerald wallace sleeps on a bed of razors.

  17. reggie
    December 12, 2009 at 6:43 am #

    DJ Augustine isnt playing the same because gerald wallace dunked on him in the summer.

  18. reggie
    December 12, 2009 at 6:45 am #

    to get ready for games, gerald wallace drinks a gallon of gas.

  19. reggie
    December 12, 2009 at 6:48 am #

    all the players that the bobcats have traded away were traded because gerald wallace wasnt entertained.

  20. reggie
    December 12, 2009 at 7:49 am #

    before recruits can enter the military, they must pass the "take a charge from gerald wallace" test.

    most of them fail.

  21. reggie
    December 12, 2009 at 7:50 am #

    gerald wallace's first dunk ended the cold-war. he was 7 years old.

  22. reggie
    December 12, 2009 at 11:50 am #

    the last person to look at gerald wallace in the eyes was ray charles.

  23. Jody
    December 12, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    The best one is about the Bloods and the Crips reggie. Strong work both you and Adama.

  24. ASChin
    December 15, 2009 at 6:58 pm #


    How can we make you the Wolves GM?

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    November 19, 2010 at 1:36 am #

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