Going up against the best home record team in the NBA, the Portland Trailblazer, the Bobcats fell 112-68. Portland holds a 10-1 advantage on their home court. The 44 point loss surpassed Charlotte’s 120-80 loss back in 2011 to Denver for the worst loss in Franchise history, and extended the Bobcats losing streak to 1o.
Former Bobcat Gerald Wallace and teammate LaMarcus Aldridge combined for 23 first quarter points as Portland outscored the Bobcats 35-18 heading into the second quarter. The Trailblazers never let up, their relentless pursuit to get to the basket extended the lead to 98-50 in the fourth quarter.
With key player Gerald Henderson having to leave the game with a hamstring injury, the Bobcats had no chance to cut into the large defect in the second half. Henderson still managed to lead the way for the Bobcats, scoring 16 points in just over 20 minutes of play.
Derrick Brown had another stellar bench performance with 12 points to go along with four rebounds. This is the sixth time in the last seven games that he has scored in double digits off the bench.
Joining Henderson on the injury list are teammates DJ Augustin (big toe) and Corey Maggette (hamstring).
The Bobcats face the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, taking two days off to rest injuries and regroup from this 44 point blowout before taking on Steve Nash at 9pm inside of the U.S. Airways Center.
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Written by Britney Roper
East Carolina University Alumni. Former division 1 volleyball player. Aspiring sports broadcaster and journalist. Loving athletics is more than a hobby, its a lifestyle. Current writer for the Charlotte Bobcats on Pro Sports Blogging.