Hornets logo draws rave reviews, but Bobcats can't make big shots late
Bobcats Lose to Jazz on Night of Hornets Logo Unveiling
By Mike Leslie, Sports Anchor/Digital Journalist - email
Charlotte, NC -
Al Jefferson had two really good chances to give the Bobcats the win. Neither could find the bottom of the hoop.
Jefferson's misses sealed the fate of the Charlotte Bobcats, as they lost to the Utah Jazz, 88-85 Saturday night, at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Bobcats trailed, 86-85 with under 15 seconds to play. Charlotte had possession, and Kemba Walker was able to get a solid look at a runner. His shot missed long, but Jefferson was there to clean up the miss. However, the Bobcats big man could not finish the put back, nor his put back attempt off his own miss, and the Jazz got the eventual rebound.
After two made free throws by Jazz rookie point guard Trey Burke, the Bobcats had one last chance, trailing 88-85. Walker's three-point attempt with under three seconds to play missed, and Gerald Henderson also missed at the buzzer.
The loss is Charlotte's first of the week, as they wrapped up a stretch of four games in five nights on Saturday. Charlotte had won the first three, and we're looking to sweep the tough stretch.
The loss drops Charlotte to 13-15 on the season, good for sixth in the Eastern Conference standings. The Bobcats are off on Sunday, before they face the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night at home.
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