The Charlotte Bobcats lost their ninth in a row on Wednesday night falling to the Atlanta Hawks 120-93. The loss dropped the Bobcats to an NBA worst 7-45 with only 14 games remaining and the question that will be asked is can the Bobcats get to double digit wins?
The Bobcats hung around for most of the first quarter but after that is was all Hawks. Josh Smith led the way for Atlanta with 24 points and nine rebounds and was one of six players in double figures. Atlanta improved to 32-23 on the season as they get ready for playoff action.
As for the Bobcats, Kemba Walker led the way off the bench with a team high 21 points and was one of five guys in double figures. But the game was never in doubt as they suffered their 15th loss of 20 points or more. Charlotte is still stuck on seven wins for the year, and although it is a shortened season, are staring at the NBA’s all time lowest win total of nine games. That record was set by the 1972-1973 Philadelphia 76ers.
So the Bobcats have 14 games left to get three wins and reach the ten win mark for the season and you know the players want to do everything they can to avoid a record breaking season. Charlotte still has seven home games remaining including a five game home stand in mid April.
My prediction is that they do get to ten wins and avoid the infamous record and hopefully that will give this team some momentum heading into the offseason. Even though it is not guaranteed the Bobcats have a good shot at getting the number one overall pick which could make this the biggest offseason in franchise history to get this team headed into the right direction.
Written by: Dustin Phifer