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Solid Performances Still not Enough for Bobcats

Posted By Britney Roper On Jan 14 2012 @ 11:34 am In Charlotte Bobcats | No Comments

Another solid scoring performance from second year player Byron Mullens, was still  not enough for a Charlotte victory en route to a Bobcats 81 to 98 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

Mullens followed up a career night against the Hawks with another stellar performance as he totaled 18 points and 7 rebounds.

Mullens was a positive force for the Bobcats scoring 8 points in the first quarter to pull the Bobcats within 4. However, a balanced scoring attack by the Pistons in the end of the first quarter through the second, extended the score to a 37 to 51 lead for Detroit.

The disparity in rebounding was still a problem for the Bobcats. In the previous outing against the Atlanta Hawks the Bobcats were out rebounded by 25 total boards. In tonights contest, the Pistons held a 46 to 34 advantage on the glass.  However, the major disparity between the two teams was behind the arc. The Detroit Pistons were 7 of 14 for 21 points to the Bobcats 1 of 8 for 3 points.

Off the bench, rookie reserve Kemba Walker was 6 of 8 shooting with 16 points in less than 23 minutes. Walker was able to penetrate the lane against the Hawks which led to a better shot selection for the Rookie out of the University of Connecticut.

Although there were more bright spots for the Bobcats against the Pistons then there was in previous outings this season, it still was not enough for a victory and the Detroit Pistons were able to capture their first road win of the season.

The Bobcats fall to 2-10 on the season and the Pistons stand at 3-9. The Bobcats take on the 3-7 Golden State Warriors Saturday at 7pm in the Time Warner Cable Arena.

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