The Sixers went down to Charlotte on Monday night to take on a team which has only three games this season. The Bobcats did not play like a three win team. They just gave the Sixers everything they could handle all night long. The Sixers handled all the difficulties the Bobcats gave them on Monday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena and the Sixers found a way to get the victory as they defeated the Bobcats, 98-89 in front of a pretty nice crowd.
The Sixers' head coach Doug Collins had his hands full with Charlotte's guard Kembra Walker. He knew he had to come up with a solution in solving this puzzle because Kembra Walker was hitting shots from just about every where on the court in the game. He scored 14 of his 21 points in the game in the fourth quarter.
Lou Williams of the Sixers hit a jump shot and put the Sixers up 96-86 and that shot just about ended any chances the Bobcats would have in the game to beat the Sixers. With the lose the Bobcats have now lost 16 straight games in a row.
Charlotte was missing its two top scorers in the game Monday night. Gerald Henderson, a local Philadelphia product from Episcopal Academy and B.J. Augustin but the Bobcats played extremely tough all game long against the Sixers. The Bobcats at one point in the game got down to the Sixers by 15 points in the second quarter. The Bobcats did get close in the game in the fourth quarter getting as close as 84-81 on a basket by Reggie Williams with about five minutes left in the game.
Thaddeus Young had 20 points for the 76ers coming off the bench. Jrue Holiday had 19 points on the night as well. Jodie Meeks added 11 points and the Sixers also got a good game from rookie center Nik Vucevic who had eight points and got ten rebounds coming off the Sixers bench.
The Bobcats were led by guard Corey Maggett who had 22 points.
Doug Collins had to be happy with his team because it took on a team who was ready to play. The Bobcats brought their A game to the court Monday night against the Sixers. The Sixers responded the right way and this is what good teams do against teams they are supposed to beat. They took the Bobcats best shots all night and the Sixers responded with their own counter shots and eventually ended any hope the Bobcats had in the game. The Sixers pushed their overall record to 20-9 and they continue to lead the Atlantic Division and are still third overall in the Eastern Conference standings.