After a big win in the home opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Nov. 1, the Bobcats had their first back-to-back games of the season when they traveled to New Orleans on November 2 to face the Pelicans and came away with a 105-84 loss. Ramon Sessions poured in 22 points off the bench to lead the Cats.
Tonight’s turning point began as quickly as the game did. The first quarter saw the home standing Pelicans jump out to a quick 22-8 lead in the first eight minutes of play, with all eight of the Bobcats points belonging to Kemba Walker. After amassing the early 14-point lead, the Pelicans held that lead the entire game and finished with the 24-point victory.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
The night saw 12 of 13 Bobcats get minutes. Ben Gordon made his season debut with 8:46 minutes and netted four points… Although the score wasn’t favorable for the Bobcats, the team did get another solid outing from back-up big man Jeff Adrien. For the second straight night, Adrien played solid minutes and was effective while on the floor. Adrien played 22:30 minutes and had eight points and 13 rebounds… Kemba Walker had 14 points in 27:09 minutes to lead all starters.
BOBCATS PLAYER OF THE GAME
Ramon Sessions came off the bench and led all Bobcats players in both minutes and points. He scored 22 points in 34:16 minutes. He added six assists and two rebounds. Perhaps the strongest part of his game tonight was his ability to get to the free-throw line. He visited the stripe 16 times in the game.
PELICANS PLAYER OF THE GAME
Anthony Davis led all players in scoring, minutes, and blocks. He finished with 36:40 minutes, 25 points, eight rebounds, six steals, six blocks and four assists.
New Orleans came out fast and never looked back. The early 22-8 lead was too much for the Bobcats to overcome. However, with Al Jefferson and Brendan Haywood not with the team, Jeff Adrien stepped up again. His minutes have increased each of the last two games, as has his production. All of which are good signs for the long grind of an 82-game season… The Bobcats Achilles heel again was production at the charity stripe. The Bobcats shot 58.3percent on free throws as the Pelicans shot 85.7 percent... With only having two players in double-digits the Bobcats were chasing the scoreboard all game long. The Pelicans had four players in double digits for the game and shot 49.3 percent from the floor, while the Bobcats shot 37.5 percent. This game was the first game the Bobcats have given up over 100 points.
Charlotte will head to the newly renovated Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, Nov.6 to face off with the Knicks (1-1). Listen live on bobcats.com and WFNZ.