The Dallas Mavericks overall play took a turn for the worse during the third quarter of the Knicks game Friday night and continued well into the first quarter into Saturday’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats. Down as many as 13 points early in the game ,the Mavs overcame the deficit in the first quarter to take 55-44 halftime lead. The see-saw continued, ending in a tie and eventually overtime, where the Bobcats continued their second half outrebounding the Mavs and hhtting clutch shots to take the game in overtime 101-97. It was the first win against the Mavericks in franchise history for the Bobcats, breaking a 16-game regular season losing streak.
Kemba Walker continued his outstanding play and led the Bobcats with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Rookie Michael-Kidd Gilchrist, the second pick in the draft, had a career night with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Byron Mullens tied a career high with 14 rebounds to go with his 7 points. O. J. Mayo was the Mavericks’ leading scorer for the fifth game in a row with 22 points.
Full game breakdown tomorrow on The Smoking Cuban.