The Bobcats couldn’t find a way to knock off the Nets, in a 105-96 loss on April 6 in Brooklyn. Ben Gordon had a team-high 27 points and Bismack Biyombo added a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) to go with a game-high five blocks.
With 6:54 remaining in the final quarter the Nets had the lead, 89-82, but the Bobcats fought back and went on a 12-6 run to bring the deficit down to 95-94 with 2:44 remaining... Deron Williams made a turnaround jump shot and pushed the Nets lead to three with 1:19 left, leading to a 10-2 Nets run to close the game (105-96).
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
The Bobcats shot well, going 36-for-80 from the field (45.0 percent) and 7-for-21 from beyond the arc (33.0 percent), while Brooklyn finished with a 48.8 percent (39-for-80) from the floor and 23.8 percent (5-for-21) from long range… The Cats took advantage of their up-tempo style of play and outscored the Nets 13-6 in fast break points …The Bobcats won the battle on the boards, 43-40... The biggest difference in the game was the turnover differential. The Bobcats had 16 turnovers compared to only nine turnovers by the Nets.
BOBCATS PLAYER OF THE GAME
Gerald Henderson scored 22 points, grabbed three rebounds, dished out five assists and tallied two steals. Henderson finished in double-figure scoring for the 18th game in a row. Henderson was effective at getting to the line and converting, going 6-for-8 from the free-throw line.
BOBCATS TOP RESERVE
Ben Gordon finished with 27 points off the bench and was lights out, going 6-for-11 on long range attempts. Gordon also had two rebounds and two assists and kept the Bobcats in the game with 14 second-quarter points.
NETS PLAYER OF THE GAME
Deron Williams showcased his all-star ability by finishing with a game-high 32 points, six assists and two rebounds. Williams went 11-for-18 from the field. Williams went perfect from the charity stripe, going 8-for-8.
Janerro Pargo had a productive outing with 12 points, three rebounds and two assists...Bismack Biyombo recorded a double-double finishing with 10 points, 10 rebounds and a dominant display on defense with five block shots…Kemba Walker scored seven points, dished out four assists, and came up with a steal and a block.
The Bobcats travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies at 8 p.m. on April 9. You can watch the game on SportSouth or listen on WFNZ. Make sure you follow the live in-game chat by going to bobcats.com or download the Bobcats app on your smartphone.