The Charlotte Bobcats remained unstoppable on their home floor as they defeated Ty Lawson and the Denver Nuggets on Monday night 105-98. This was the Cats’ seventh straight win at Time Warner Cable Arena and their 30th overall victory of the 2013-14 season.
Another night resulted in a seriously beneficial effort from both Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson. The dominating duo sounded off for 50 combined points as well as 19 rebounds. Jefferson pulled another classic 20-10 performance while Walker succeeded in touching all sides of the court with sufficient rebounding, scoring and of course passing. He dropped 24 points and added seven assists and six rebounds, clearly having Lawson’s number in this matchup.
With Gerald Henderson still nursing his calf injury, the Bobcats have been looking for a solid third-option scorer to use effectively. The newest member to Buzz City clearly answered that call tonight, and his name is Gary Neal.
Neal dropped 19 points, including a perfect 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. The always exciting shooting guard also contributed four rebounds and four assists. It was nice to see a sharpshooter like him play all sides of the ball and still thrive on the scoring end. The 29-year-old is now averaging 10.7 points in his first six games in Charlotte.
The Cats capitalized on the turnover end tonight as Denver compiled 15 total rebounds on the night. A balanced scoring attack along with consistent defensive strategy aided the Cats to victory.