Al Jefferson scored 19 points to lead four of five Cats starters scoring in double digits as the Cats cruised to a 96-72 victory on Nov. 23 in Milwaukee. Charlotte held the lead wire-to-wire and improved its record to 7-7 with the victory.
With Al Jefferson in the lineup for the second-consecutive game, the Bobcats opened the game on a 13-6 run and never looked back. The Cats built the lead to as large as 12 points in the quarter, while they outscored the Bucks, 18-8, in the paint.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
Tonight saw five Cats score in double digits, led by 19 points from Al Jefferson… The other Cats in double digits were Gerald Henderson, 17; Josh McRoberts, 12; Ramon Sessions, 13; and Kemba Walker, 11… Charlotte outrebounded the Bucks, 52-36 (including 14-11 on the offensive glass) and controlled the paint all night, outscoring the Bucks, 48-28… The Cats only real struggle came from the line, where they connected on just 55.6 percent (15-for-27) of their freebies. However, Charlotte strong defensive play also limited Milwaukee to only nine free-throw attempts.
BOBCATS PLAYER OF THE GAME
In his first back-to-back nights on the floor in this young season, Al Jefferson showcased what he was brought to Charlotte to do, finishing with 19 points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block, in 25:18 minutes.
BUCKS PLAYER OF THE GAME
Coming off the bench, Khris Middleton led all scorers tonight with 20 points. He also contributed four rebounds and two assists in the loss.
The Cats went up early in this game and cruised to the 24-point victory while on the road… The deciding factor was the Cats domination in the paint, where they were plus 20, outscoring the Bucks, 48-28… In the last three games the Bobcats have outscored their opponents, 144-38, in the paint… Jeff Adrien was again the first big man off the bench and grabbed 10 boards while adding four points in 17:21 minutes… The win was the Bobcats second ever in Milwaukee.
Charlotte returns home to play the Boston Celtics at 7 p.m. on Nov. 25 at Time Warner Cable Arena. Join the chat via bobcats.com or listen live on the Bobcats App, WFNZ 610am or bobcats.com. The game can also be seen on FoxSportSouth and NBA League Pass.