Bobcats Update: The Bobcats beat a good Pacers team 104-88 tonight. The Bobcats are now 3-1 ATS since Jackson joined the team, 2-1 ATS since I began the Bobcats Bet. The line of -1 indicates to me that the bookies are still behind the curve on the new-look Bobcats.
I watched this game, and ascribe this win largely to the efforts of Stephen Jackson. He is still struggling to find his role in Brown’s offense, but put the Bobcats on his back defensively. He held Danny Granger to 18 pts. on 5-14 shooting.
Jackson also picked up 7 rbs., and he and Gerald Wallace (11 rbs.) continue to show how having two large wings can compensate for weakness on the front line. The Pacers got nothing inside this game, and were forced into 5-22 from the three point line.
The Bobcats can play better. Chandler is still out with a bad back. Felton and Augustin are off to horrible starts. (Will Acie Law force his way into the rotation?) Jackson is still feeling his way in the offense.
I’m still on the Bobtrain.