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NBA Playoffs: Charlotte Bobcats Can’t Grab Game 1

NBA Playoffs: Charlotte Bobcats Can’t Grab Game 1

By Shane Skeary bobcats.com MIAMI, FL April 20, 2014 88vs.99 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FLA 1 2 3 4 CHA 23 19 23 23 88 MIA 19 30 23 27 99 Preview | Boxscore | Chat Replay | Game Gallery THE RESULT Kemba Walker led the Cats with a team-high 20 points and Al Jefferson had a double-double (18 points, 10 rebounds), but Charlotte couldn’t hang on to open up the franchise’s second-ever playoff series, falling, 99-88, to the Miami Heat on April 20 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. TURNING POINTS After being outscored by Miami, 30-16, in the second quarter and trailing, 49-42, at half, the Cats fought their way back in the third quarter on […]

NBA Playoffs: Keys to Game 1 Charlotte Bobcats vs Miami Heat

NBA Playoffs: Keys to Game 1 Charlotte Bobcats vs Miami Heat

By Jace Darling, bobcats.com April 18, 2014 Chat Live against Miami | Video: Cats vs Heat Playoff Preview After finishing the season with the franchise’s second-best record ever (43-39) the Bobcats were rewarded with their second trip to the NBA Playoffs. The 10th and final season of the Bobcats has been one of the most exciting and competitive teams this franchise has ever put on the floor. The excitement starts at the top. During the offseason, President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins and General Manager Rich Cho worked tirelessly to hire a new coach in Steve Clifford, as well as bring in arguably the greatest free agent signing in club history, Al Jefferson. Not to mention re-signing a core of […]

Big Al Jefferson Back-to-Back Player of the Month

Big Al Jefferson Back-to-Back Player of the Month

Jefferson Averaged 24.5 Points and 14.3 Rebounds To Lead Bobcats To NBA’s Best Record in April Al Jefferson Player Page | Game Recaps Charlotte, NC April 18, 2014 – The NBA announced today that Bobcats center Al Jefferson has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for games played in April. Jefferson, who led the Bobcats to an NBA-best 7-1 record, earns his second consecutive Player of the Month award and becomes the first center to receive the honor in back-to-back months since Dwight Howard did so in November and December of 2007. Jefferson saw action in all eight games in the month, averaging 24.5 points on .532 shooting (84-158), 14.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 37.9 minutes played. […]

Bobcats 2014 NBA Playoffs Schedule; Charlotte Opens at Miami on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Bobcats 2014 NBA Playoffs Schedule; Charlotte Opens at Miami on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

BOBCATS TO OPEN 2014 NBA PLAYOFFS IN MIAMI ON SUNDAY AT 3:30 PM; CHARLOTTE HOSTS FIRST HOME PLAYOFF GAME  ON SATURDAY, APRIL 26 AT 7 PM Bobcats First-Round Playoff Tickets On Sale Now at Bobcats.com, Time Warner Cable Arena Box Office, All Ticketmaster Locations or by Calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX  CHARLOTTE, NC April 17, 2014 – The Charlotte Bobcats 2014 NBA Playoffs schedule was announced today by the NBA. The No. 7-seeded Bobcats will play the No. 2-seeded Miami Heat in a best-of-seven first-round series in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Bobcats 2014 Playoffs, presented by Novant Health, Papa John’s and Sprite, will be the franchise’s second postseason appearance and first since 2010. Game 1 of the Bobcats-Heat series will be Sunday, […]

Lady Cat Social Media Sweetheart of the Week – Katrina

Lady Cat Social Media Sweetheart of the Week – Katrina

Each week this season a Lady Cat will be highlighted as our Social Media Sweetheart. During the week, fans will get an inside look into the lives of these hard working ladies through social media. This week’s sweetheart is Katrina. Lady Cat Katrina Gallery | Lady Cat Katrina Facebook Page CHARLOTTE, NC March 31, 2014 Throughout the 13-14 season, the Bobcats are highlighting one Lady Cat each week as a Social Media Sweetheart. During the week, fans will get an inside look into the lives of these hard working ladies as they go about their daily lives at their offices, classrooms, Lady Cats practices, family outings and Bobcats games. Hometown:Denver, CO Occupation:Cocktail waitress, nanny Education:UNCC Hobbies:Playing basketball, working out Dream […]

Charlotte Bobcats Sign Forward DJ White to 2nd 10-Day Contract

Charlotte Bobcats Sign Forward DJ White to 2nd 10-Day Contract

CHARLOTTE, NC March 31, 2014 – Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has signed forward DJ White to a second 10-day contract. The 6-9 White has seen action in one game for the Bobcats this season, tallying one rebound and one steal in four minutes. He is in his sixth NBA season and has career averages of 5.9 points and 3.2 rebounds in 133 games played with the Thunder, Bobcats and Celtics. For his career, White has shot .507 from the field (348-686) and .720 from the free-throw line (113-157). Prior to joining the Bobcats, White played 27 games this season for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. He averaged […]

Clemson Tigers and SMU Mustangs set for NIT Showdown in Big Apple

Clemson Tigers and SMU Mustangs set for NIT Showdown in Big Apple

NIT Bracket Buy Tickets Game Notes CLEMSON, SC March 30, 2014 – For the first time since 2007, Clemson is headed to the Big Apple for the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament. The Tigers take on SMU on Tuesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. in Madison Square Garden. GAME SETUP CLEMSON (23-12) vs. SMU (26-9) Tipoff: Tuesday, April 1 (7 p.m.) Arena: Madison Square Garden (19,763) Radio: CTSN (Pete Yanity-pbp; Tim Bourret-color) TV: ESPN2 (John Saunders-pbp; Fran Fraschilla, Bob Knight-color) • Clemson takes on SMU in the first NIT semifinal Tuesday; it is the first meeting between the two schools since the 1970-71 season, a 67-51 Tiger win at the Music City Classic in Nashville. • The Tigers are making […]

Orlando Magic Comeback Too Much for Cats

Orlando Magic Comeback Too Much for Cats

By Matt Rochinski bobcats.com ORLANDO, FL March 28, 2014 105vs.110 Amway Center, Orlando, FL 1 2 3 4 OT CHA 30 20 31 16 8 105 ORL 16 25 33 23 13 110 Preview | Boxscore | Game Recaps|Game Gallery THE RESULT Josh McRoberts had a career night for the Cats, scoring a career-best 24 points, including six three-pointers to go with seven rebounds and six assists but Charlotte could not hold off a Magic comeback on the way to a 110-105 overtime defeat on March 28 in Orlando. Kemba Walker added 24 points and eight assists in the loss. TURNING POINTS Charlotte led this one most of the way before Orlando opened the fourth quarter on a 15-8 run […]

Bobcats Care Community Report: Military Care Event

Bobcats Care Community Report: Military Care Event

By Kate Hussman bobcats.com CHARLOTTE, NC March 28, 2014 This past Tuesday the Bobcats teamed up with Family Dollar and Wells Fargo to pack 10,000 care kits for our troops serving around the world. Volunteers started showing up at Time Warner Cable® Arena at 5:00 am to unpack the Family Dollar truck filled with more than 140,000 different items to be assembled in our care kits. More than 400 volunteers from all three organizations spent the entire day prepping the items for our care kits and were joined by the Bobcats team and coaching staff to pack all of the care kits for distribution. Executives and staff worked side by side with the players and coaches to fill each care […]

CofC Women’s Hoops Falls to Stephen F. Austin in WBI Semifinal, 78-74

CofC Women’s Hoops Falls to Stephen F. Austin in WBI Semifinal, 78-74

3.27.14 Women’s Basketball WBI Semifinals Highlights Women’s Basketball vs. Stephen F. Austin (WBI Semifinals) CHARLESTON, SC March 27, 2014 – In their final game in the Maroon and White, College of Charleston seniors Alyssa Frye, Afreyea Tolbert and Jill Brown combined for 45 points 16 rebounds and 10 assists, but it wasn’t enough as the Ladyjacks of Stephen F Austin State University secured their place in the championship game of the Women’s Basketball Invitational, with a 78-74 win on Thursday night at TD Arena. The loss marks the conclusion of a highly-successful season for the Cougars who – in their first season in the Colonial Athletic Association – won 19 games, finished third in the conference, defeated four post season […]