Tuesday, January 24, 2012

11-4 Cats beat 9-6 Nets-send them home limping.

11-4 Cats beat 9-6 Nets and send them home limping.
The Bobcats and Nets had a game that looked as though the Nets were going to surprise the Bobcats. Neither team was able to get going in the first quarter. The Bobcats scored the first bucket with 6:42 left in the quarter and Stevenson promptly tweaked his ankle. He was good to go however and went on to play 22 minutes. The Bobcats were leading 7-6 when Kris Humphries twisted his ankle, he was also able to keep going and played 21 minutes. The Nets ended up winning the quarter 10-9.
In the second quarter the Nets had a 23-16 lead with 3:35 left in the quarter. The Bobcats went on a 8-0 run. At the end of that run Kris Humphries pushed Martell Webster in Damion James. Damion James went down and is out 2-4 weeks with a severe ankle sprain. The Bobcats finished the quarter on a 5-4 run to take a 29-27 lead into the half despite Kevin Love picking up his 4th foul with 1:17 left in the second quarter. During the last 1:11 of the second quarter Humphries picked up his third foul and Wilson Chandler picked up his third.
During the third quarter the Bobcats and Nets traded baskets and the game was tied at 47 with 1:01 left in the quarter when Humphries picked up his fourth. TheBobcats answered with a 6-2 run to take a 53-49 lead going into the fourth. The Bobcats opened the fourth with a 4-2 run before Love picked up his 5th foul. The Nets only hit one free throw and the Humphries returned the favor of picking up his 5th foul and the Bobcats hit one free throw. and the score was 58-52. The Nets hit a shot to cut the score to 58-54 Bobcats before the Bobcats went on a 7-0 run to take a 65-54 lead. The Nets tried to make a run but it was to no avail and the Bobcats won 71-61.

Odd stat: Rush was the only Bobcat not to score.

Game pics

Humphries injures his ankle
Jones goes down
New Cards

GM Nissley rejects trade offer

Caption Contest

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Points game

Prediction points
Predict Season Standings at end of year. 1 point for each correct pick
Predict the winner of the next 5 Bobcat games. 1 point for each correct pick (Next 5 games @ATL, v SAS, v LAL, @NYK, v PHX.) Check out the injury list page on the right for players out and the roster page)
Predict the score of the next 5 Bobcats games. Closest person to each final score gets 1 point.
Predict who has the oddest stat of the night for each of the next 5 games. must be correct player = 5 points per correct pick. (will keep roster page up to date)

Participation points
 a. Post a comment with prediction = 1 point
 b. post a general comment about what you read = 1/20th of a point.
 c. submit via message to me, a player story during scouting or during season and if I post it = 30 points.
Create a caption contest. Create a caption for selected picture. Selected Caption gets 1 point.

Win points lottery. 10 Lottery points will be put into the pot when nobody guesses a correct answer and someone made a guess.

Ways to lose points (you will not lose skills by my command)
1. Inactivity over a 30 game period = -30 points
2. Attempt to post smack without kosher language/subject (ie. no slurs or "F" words) or being trollish = -10 points
3. 20 game prediction losing streak without any points = -20 points

Everyone will start out with a 45 OVR prospect. Get a bunch of points and you might become the next Jordan!

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