Thursday, April 5, 2012

Slumping 22-8 Cats lose to 9-18 Cavs

The Bobcats went to Cleveland and got destroyed by the upstart Cavs and the young phenom Kyrie Irving.

1st quarter
The Cats opened the quarter on a 4-0 run. The Cats came back and with 4:28 left in the quarter led 8-6. The Cavs then went on an 11-3 run to take a 17-11 lead with 32.4 seconds left in the quarter. The Cats closed within two with 6 seconds left, but the Cavs extended their lead to 21-17, 2 seconds later.

2nd quarter
12 seconds into the second quarter Chandler picked up his third foul and was held out the rest of the quarter and the Cavs extended their lead to 22-17. The Cats cut the lead to 2 at 27-25 with 3:58 left in the quarter. The Cavs then went on a 7-1 run to take a 34-26 lead with 2:23 left in the quarter. The Cats then made a 7-0 run to cut the lead to 34-33. Neither team could create a run for the rest of the quarter and the Cavs held a 37-36 lead going into halftime.

3rd quarter
The Cats opened up the 3rd quarter by taking a 38-37 lead. The Cavs retaliated by taking a 44-38 lead while causing Chandler to pick up his fourth foul. The Cats cut that lead to 44-42 before the Cavs went on a 5-0 run before the Cats went on a 6-2 run to cut the lead to a 51-48 with 1:41 left in the quarter. Unfortunately Kemba picked up his fourth foul and stymied the Cats comeback. The Cavs extended their lead to 54-50 heading into the fourth.

4th quarter
The Cavs extended their lead to 59-52 before the Cats made a serious run to tie the game at 61 with 3:24 left in the game. But that was the best the Cats could do as Kevin Love picked up his 5th foul. This allowed the Cavs to go on a 12-3 run to take a 73-64 lead from which the Cavs could not recover! The Cas did cut the lead to 73-69. Unfortunately the final nails in the coffin included Kemba and Chandler picking up their 5th fouls.

Odd Stat: Eric Gordon has gone ice cold after going 0-6 from the three point line and is now on the trading block. What I am considering is trading him for another starting big man that can run the floor, (ie Joakim Noah) and moving Love to the SF position and Chandler to the SG position.

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