The Bobcats opened the the 2010-11 Playoffs with a shaky 58-50 win. The Bobcats knew they were in for a tough nite when the 1st quarter was very close most of the way. The Cats thought they were going to pull away in the second when they went up 29-21. The Pacers started chipping away in the 3rd and were down by 6 with 3:03 in the 4th when Collison went down. The cats pulled away again and opened up a 10 point lead. The Pacers then went on a run and pulled within 4 with 33 seconds left. After the Bobcat shit two sets of freethrows the Pacers knew they were done for the night. At the press conference it was announced that the injury to Collison is serious. he will be out 1-2 weeks with a separated shoulder. This is especially bad news for the Pacers since they are already without the services of T. J. Ford.
Odd Stat of the night: Hansbrough had a stat line with only zeroes except for a +/- of -1.
|Collison's bad landing|
Chicago crushes Miami - Wade and Mike miller combine for 3-13 shooting. Mia 3pt% = 0% 0-3. Only 4 players scored for the Bulls!
2010-11 Playoffs Series 1 Cats v Pacers Game 2
The Pacers stunned the Bobcats in overtime 67-64. It was the Cats that actually forced overtime as they were down the entire game until the last minute.
In the first quarter the Pacers led 6-0 before the Bobcats could hit a shot. The Cats were within 1 point with 29 seconds left in the second quarter. The Pacers went on a 6-0 run and went out to a 29-22 lead. The Cats hung around during the third.
The Bobcat fans were booing with 3:49 to go in the fourth as the cats were down 46-35. The Cats suddenly closed the gap! With 1:56 to go the Bobcats had closed to within 1 pint! They got their first lead with 55 seconds to go in the fourth. With 17 seconds left someone left Granger open and he nailed a three which tied the game! The Cats failed to score in the final seconds of regulation.
In overtime the Pacers raced to a 67-61 lead. The Cats began to foul to extend the game. The strategy would have worked if they could have hit more than one of their three 3 pt attempts for the Pacers missed four straight free-throws! As it turned out the Cats missed those threes and the Pacers won 67-64.
Odd Stat of the Night: Rudy Gay scored 12 points but was 2-12 from 3!
Team News: Raja Bell is back from his injury!
Heat lose again! James + Bosh = 3-18, 1-7 spt
Thunder also stun Dallas twice in Dallas!