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The Other Side: Charlotte Bobcats


It's been a while since we've seen each other, Gilbert. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)


The two hottest teams in the Southeast Division -- believe it or not, it's true -- will meet at Verizon Center tonight. Like the Washington Wizards, the Charlotte Bobcats started the season at 3-9, but they arrive having won their past three games.

They have been steamrolling the competition of late, defeating Indiana by 16 and Toronto by 35. Charlotte is coming off its most impressive win of the season as the Bobcats defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 94-87, on Friday after taking a 24-point lead in the second half. Here's what else you need to know about the Bobcats:

1. Gerald Wallace is balling. Wallace has a major catalyst for the Bobcats' success of late. He has averaged 31 points and 13.5 rebounds in the past two wins over Cleveland and Toronto, which was the biggest rout in franchise history. The reason for his improved play? Taunts from Michael Jordan. This will be the first time that Wallace has faced Gilbert Arenas since he crashed into his left knee on April 4, 2007.

2. After forcing his way out of Golden State, Stephen Jackson is fitting in just fine in Charlotte. In his sixth game with the Bobcats, Jackson had 17 points against the Cavaliers. He's averaged 18.5 points for Charlotte.

3. Charlotte Coach Larry Brown is trying to convince Allen Iverson not to retire. Brown, who guided Iverson through his prime in Philadelphia, just hasn't pushed to put him in a Bobcats uniform -- yet.

By Michael Lee  |  November 28, 2009; 4:14 PM ET
 
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Comments

All right, I'm game.

FiRST!

Posted by: bpybay | November 28, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Will be interesting to see how NY responds to all the kudos he is getting, hopefully he plays the same way and doesnt try and score 40. He passed up many tough shots last night and imo that will keep him on the floor along with continued defensive effort.

Posted by: divi3 | November 28, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Nick had four assists in the first quarter, and could have had about 12 for the game. He was drawing the defense to him all night, and could have had many more kickbacks than he did. Not that I'm complaining. He had a great game, but the shots always look good when they're falling. Let's see if he continues to learn the passing game. If he can put it all together, he could become one of the deadliest guards in the league.

Posted by: bpybay | November 28, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Nick had four assists in the first quarter, and could have had about 12 for the game. He was drawing the defense to him all night, and could have had many more kickbacks than he did. Not that I'm complaining. He had a great game, but the shots always look good when they're falling. Let's see if he continues to learn the passing game. If he can put it all together, he could become one of the deadliest guards in the league.

Posted by: bpybay | November 28, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse
Agree.
If he makes some small adjustments to his game he could be a real force. NY,JM & AB all have improved since last year. Any one of them could turn out to be something special but it's gonna take hard work & commitment to make that leap. They all have the talent. Right now it looks like NY is on the right track.
Can the streak go to 3?

Posted by: VBFan | November 28, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

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