Apr 12, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) shoots the ball over Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts (11) during the first half at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

76ers Lose to Bobcats; May Never Get a Chance to Win Again

Huh? The title of the post may seem off. Technically, the Sixers will never get a chance to beat the Bobcats, because the Bobcats are going to be known as the Hornets.

It’s a funny story. My dad walked in while I was watching the game. He’s not big on sports. Anyway, he asked me…well, here’s a transcript:

Dad: Who are they playing?

Me: The Bobcats.

Dad: …Charrrr…lotte…?

Me: Yup…but, you don’t have to remember that. Next season, they’ll be known as the Hornets.

Dad: That’s what they used to be?

Me: No, the team currently known as the Pelicans used to be the Charlotte Hornets. New Orleans Pelicans. Now the Bobcats are going to use it.

Dad: The Pelicans play hockey?

Me: Nope.

So, yeah, this name changing is gonna confuse some people. I don’t even know where the hockey thing came from.

Anyway, the Sixers lost to the Charlotte BOBCATS tonight 105-111. It started off pretty good. The Sixers were in it for the first half, leading most of the way. Al Jefferson did score 21 points at the half. But, in the third quarter, things went in favor to the Cats.

It’s bullet time!

  • The Sixers were inefficient. They took 21 (twenty-one!) more shots than the Bobcats. With all of the extra looks, you’d hope for more buckets. Nope. The Sixers made only two more field goals than the Cats.
  • Michael Carter-Williams had a solid game. 23 points on ten shots to go with eight assists and seven rebounds.
  • Jefferson finished with 29 points and 12 rebounds. So, the Sixers kinda slowed him down with the adjustments, I guess.
  • The Bobcats had less FG attempts, but that may be because they were fouled. They took 41 shots from the line, vs the Sixers with just 26. Of course, a lot of those attempts for the Cats came from the Sixers doing the late fouling to try to extend the game. And the Bobcats made 26 while the Sixers made 18.

And here’s a tweet. We remember:

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This is the final meeting between the #Sixers and @bobcats ever. Pour one out for Rufus… pic.twitter.com/eRIkr7rnvX

— Max Rappaport (@MaxRappaport) April 12, 2014

Yup, I really liked the colors of the Bobcats. But, I think the Hornets are gonna look pretty cool too.

Season almost over. are you one of those folks that say, “I’m tired of this crappy basketball!” and then turn around and say “I miss my boys.” in July?

I am.

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