Milwaukee, WI - The Charlotte Bobcats went into the 4th quarter down by 17 points to the Bucks in Milwaukee, but were able to win the quarter 33-9 to take home an 83-76 victory. While this game was just a preseason game, there’s no doubt that a comeback like this is always fun to watch. There is no chance that a Bobcats team would have made this big of a comeback the last 2-3 years.
Jannero Pargo was the hero for Charlotte this evening, scoring 24 points on 8-12 shooting, including 4-4 from downtown. While Pargo is 33 years old and you don’t hear his name come up very often, he has shown the ability to score the basketball his entire career. He’s a streaky scorer, but he’s more than capable of scoring when called upon.
Bismack Biyombo had a huge game as well, scoring just nine points, but adding 21 rebounds to the box score as well. The Bobcats are not going to ask Biyombo to score the basketball much this season, but they do need him to defend the rim and rebound the basketball, which is exactly what he did this evening. Kemba Walker was the only other double-figure scorer other than Pargo for the Bobcats with 12 points on the night.
Milwaukee was led by Caron Butler who scored 18 points and added six rebounds as well. John Henson had a very solid game as well with a 10 point, 10 rebound double-double, while O.J. Mayo chipped in 15 points as well. Luke Ridnour and Olex Czyz rounded out the double-digit scorers for the Bucks with 14 and 11 points on the night respectively.
This was a very encouraging game for Bobcats fans to see their team continue to fight and come away with the win. While it’s only preseason, there is a buzz surrounding the Bobcats, and they do appear to be a much better team than they have been the last couple of seasons. The Bucks have some work to do, but don’t look like a shabby team either.