I know want to laugh at this right away, but if you really take it into consideration, the laughter will trim down by a lot. The Charlotte Bobcats, who come into the All-Star Break at 12-40 are once again, considered the doormat of the NBA.
However, that 12-40 record is a bit deceiving. Want to know why? Well for starters, 20 of their losses have come by 10 or less points. They have blown six double-digit leads, including two of 20 or more and they are 1-5 when they do so.
They at one point they were 7-5 before the Thunder buried them 114-69 on November 26th. They did not win a game until December 31st against the Bulls 91-81. In between that span, they lost 18 games.
Half the losses on that skid were by 10 points or less. So my question is “Are the Bobcats better than what their record says?” I say yes they are. At this point, they’ll take all the wins they can get.
Now that’s just my personal opinion, but when you look at the games they’ve blown and the comebacks that fell short, they should have at least 20 wins. I’m I being too nice? Maybe, but we’ll never know.
One thing’s for sure, if they had held onto those big leads and finished their comebacks, they could very well have more than 20 wins. Regardless of how bad their record is, don’t ever take them lightly.
Jordan Jaye Sanders
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