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“Through the blood of his Son, we are set free from our sins. God forgives our failures because of his overflowing kindness.” Ephesians 1:7
I'm not typically a fan of tabloid headlines. But Toronto Sun's head -- "Raptors vs. Dinosaurs" -- is brilliant.
Harang with a no-hitter through seven for Braves.
That doesn't necessarily mean the Bobcats can throw $19 million at new talent. Need to factor in what Kemba's next deal will cost.
There are projections next season's NBA salary cap will be about $63 million. Bobcats have roughly $44 million committed next season.
So the East player of the month for March and April is in the Bobcats-Heat series, but he's not named LeBron. Hmmmmmm.
Al Jefferson named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for April, after also winning the award in March.
Small victory for Bobcats: Portland won a tiebreaker with Miami and Houston. So pick owed to Charlotte now 24th (rather than 25th or 26th),
Clifford maintains LeBron most dangerous as a driver and passer. "If he makes 8-of-10 from 3, we lose."
Clifford said last LeBron game (8 of 10 from 3) such an anomaly it will not affect approach to guarding him.
Big Al is shooting 57 percent versus Heat this season.
Steve Clifford anticipates Udonis Haslem will be primary defender on Al Jefferson. That would put Chris Bosh on Josh McRoberts.
I asked Steve Clifford if he'd shorten rotation for playoffs. He said maybe, but nothing dramatic.
Prayers for Craig Sager as he begins leukemia treatment.
Headed over the News 14 and ESPN730 to talk Bobcats playoffs.
Steve Clifford East Coach of the Month
"Worry is practical atheism, because it’s acting like you don’t have a Father in Heaven who loves you and who can be trusted." Rick Warren
My early prediction: Bobcats' 16-game losing streak to the Heat ends this playoff series.
If Bobcats reach Game 6, it would be in Charlotte May 2. Time TBD.
Bobcats' 2 guaranteed home games are Saturday April 26 and Monday April 28. Both games 7 p.m. tip-offs.
Sorry, but I have no game info yet beyond Game 1. NBA will release a schedule sometime overnight.
Al Jefferson on playing the Heat: "Why not go against the best? Regardless we'd learn something."
Wizards take care of business in Boston. Bobcats open against the Heat Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Bobcats have held the Bulls scoreless for nearly six minutes. Chicago has missed seven shots in OT.
Overtime on Kemba Walker's miss. Amazingly some people are leaving.
Wizards lead by 14 end of first.
Ends of third: Bulls 60, Bobcats 59.
Ball in Biz's hands late in possession = shot clock.
Al Jefferson banged his left knee. He will return.
Team doctor just walked to Bobcats locker room.
Al Jefferson limps off court. Back to trainer's room.
Halftime: Bobcats 43, Bulls 39.
Bobcats recover from 10-point deficit. Lead by two on Gerald Henderson's drive to the rim.
Revenge of D.J...
End of first: Bulls 21, Bobcats 16.
Bobcats 6-of-20 from field, including Big Al's 1-of-5.
Bobcats doing a white-out for playoff home games. If they play Heat there will be plenty of red-and-black.
MKG with Bobcats' first basket. Seems a concerted effort these days to get him started early.
No idea when games 3 and 4 in Charlotte would be.
If Bobcats play Heat, Game 1 is Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
For the word of the LORD holds true, and we can trust everything he does.” (Psalm 33:4
Mostly people want to joust on Twitter. That's sad.
I tried hard when someone sent me an email with a question to offer a serious response. Wish Twitter worked the same way.
Thanks for playing, Nets. Lovely parting gifts await...
Kemba Walker said he's fine now after first game back from groin injury.
Asked if Al Jefferson should be All-NBA, Steve Clifford said he can't imagine a player who has been more essential to his team's success.
Tie game with six minutes left on a Luke Ridnour jump shot. He's 5-of-7 from the field.
Fouls now definitely an issue -- Al Jefferson and Josh McRoberts with four each. Clifford sits Cody Zeller for Anthony Tolliver.
Bobcats getting MKG more involved offensively this quarter.
I really liked Lou Williams in Philly. But when you chuck up a 3 one second into a fresh shot clock you better make it.
Fourth foul on Josh McRoberts. Cody Zeller in.
Steve Clifford talked pre-game about what a diverse offense the Hawks have. I suspect assistant coach Quin Snyder plays a big role in that.
Al Jefferson shot 6-of-9 first half. Rest of Bobcats: 9-of-30. That's good a reason as any why they trail shorthanded Hawks by six.
Little kid was semi-run over in sideline scramble for the ball. He's fine now. Think he's enjoying the attention, too.
Third foul for Josh McRoberts. Cody Zeller has two. So Anthony Tolliver in at power forward.
End of first: Bobcats 26, Hawks 24.
Big Al with his double-figure first quarter again.
Wizards lead the Heat by 20.
Al Jefferson 4-of-4. Rest of Bobcats 2-of-6.
As best I can tell, Kemba Walker is moving fine.
Kemba Walker (groin injury) got through shootaround fine and is expected to play versus Hawks tonight.
The Hawks can't move above the eighth seed, so they have nothing tangible to play for tonight versus Bobcats.
Starters Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll all sitting tonight for the Atlanta Hawks.
Steph Curry 47 points
Final: Bobcats 111, 76ers 105. Al Jefferson wih 29 points and 12 rebounds.
Washington beat the Bucks.
Hawks lead Heat by 9 in ATL. Hawks win eliminates Knicks from playoff contention.
Ridnour two assists short of a double-double.
Lead was 16, now down to seven. So Big Al back in the game.
Holding this lead means the Bobcats would finish .500 or better for second time in franchise history.
Wizards beating the Bucks by 17.
End of third: Bobcats 87, Sixers 78.
Bobcats now have 50 points in the paint.
So I guess this is the Rufus curtain call.
Jefferson is at 27 points and 7 rebounds in 27 minutes played.
These "MVP" chants getting louder for Big Al.