February 22, 1989 |
Keith Donaldson scored just five points in yesterday's first-round Public League playoff game between the Franklin Learning Center and visiting Olney. But one of them came with two seconds to play as the Bobcats nipped Olney, 74-73, at the Cunningham Community Center. The victory sent the Bobcats into tomorrow's quarterfinal game against Parkway, which defeated Overbrook yesterday, 75-61. Donaldson scored the game-winning point after he was intentionally fouled by guard Bill Keene on a drive to the basket.
November 19, 1994 |
Virginia couldn't hit from the outside and couldn't play with Ohio University inside. "We were beaten in every facet of the game . . . we were manhandled in the paint," Virginia coach Jeff Jones said last night after the 14th-ranked Cavaliers lost to the visiting Bobcats, 94-83, in the second round of the Preseason NIT. Gary Trent led Ohio with 20 points and 13 rebounds. "We proved our team can come through strong," Trent said. The Bobcats (2-0) were on the verge of a rout, leading, 76-56, with 6:48 left, when Virginia (1-1)
December 5, 1998 |
Not even the comfort of the Carrier Classic could save No. 12 Syracuse. In the first 22 years of its own tournament, Syracuse had never lost a first-round game - until last night. The Orangemen ran into Ohio University, and the Bobcats followed through on coach Larry Hunter's hunch and won a defensive struggle, 61-55. "They've been playing awfully well," Hunter said. "Maybe they were ripe for the picking. We're coming off a five-win season. I don't think they probably knew a whole lot about us, and they expect to win the first game of their tournament.
February 27, 1990 |
The fourth quarter usually lasts longer than any other quarter. With teams' foul totals building and coaches playing chess with each other in an attempt to win, the quarter can drag on and on. Last Tuesday at Franklin Learning Center's gym at the Cunningham Community Center in North Philadelphia, the fourth quarter seemed to last an eternity - an eternity of fouls, timeouts, controversy over timeouts and, between the delays, scintillating basketball....
November 23, 2012
The NBA's most surprising team so far this season is, without a doubt, Charlotte. The Bobcats have won five of their last six games to improve to 6-4 - and are one win away from matching last year's win total, when they finished 7-59 (which is the worst winning percentage, .106, in NBA history). How are they doing it? With defense. Charlotte is allowing 98.8 points per game, but ranks in the top 10 in the league in steals (86) and blocked shots (76). The Bobcats are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game.
March 2, 1989 |
It was one of the best games of the year for Frankford, coming in a season already filled with victories. In defeating Franklin Learning Center, 82-45, Tuesday afternoon in a Public League semifinal, the Pioneers showed they are ready for whatever they have to face in the season's final game. Sometimes, no matter how good a team is, it can look bad - or good - at the wrong time. But Frankford, according to coach Vince Miller, has just the right timing. "The last three games . . . have been the some of the best basketball we played this year," he said.
December 20, 1988 |
It had been a long time since the Frankford High boys' basketball team was involved in a close encounter. In fact, you had to go back to last season's Public League title game, in which the Pioneers recorded a heart-thumping, 71-64 quadruple-overtime victory over West Philadelphia, to find a contest where the Frankford players needed to break a sweat after intermission. In rolling to a 4-0 record against nonleague opposition this year, Frankford had averaged 86 points per game and won by an average margin of more than 36 points.
December 11, 2008 |
Chris Paul had 15 points and 15 assists, and visiting New Orleans won for the seventh time in eight games, 105-89 over trade-depleted Charlotte last night. David West and Peja Stojakovic each scored 17 points for New Orleans (12-6), which led by as many as 23 points in the second quarter and held a comfortable lead the rest of the way. Tyson Chandler had 13 points and 11 rebounds before all the starters left the game for the final period. Rookie D.J. Augustin scored a career-high 28 points to lead Charlotte, which took the floor with a depleted lineup shortly after a multiplayer trade that sent leading scorer Jason Richardson to Phoenix.
December 4, 2006 |
The Charlotte Bobcats struggle against most teams, and are making a habit of playing their best against the NBA's elite. Sean May scored 17 points, fellow reserve Matt Carroll added 16 and the host Bobcats snapped Detroit's eight-game winning streak with a 97-89 victory last night. The Bobcats' backups outscored the Pistons' reserves, 46-14, to help Charlotte end a two-game losing streak and continue their unlikely trend of beating the league's best teams. Three of the Bobcats' five wins have come against San Antonio, Cleveland and Detroit, which suffered its first loss since Nov. 15. "One of the things is, we get up for it. And then a lot of it also has to do with the mentality of the team coming to play us," Charlotte guard Brevin Knight said.
April 24, 2012
The Charlotte Bobcats are threating to steal the designation of "worst ever" held for nearly 40 years by the 76ers of 1972-73. John Wall had 16 points and 14 assists, Nene scored 18 points and Jan Vesely had 16 points on 8-for-8 shooting and the host Washington Wizards handed the Bobcats their 21st straight loss, 101-73 on Monday night. If Charlotte (7-57) loses its final two games, the Bobcats will finish with the worst winning percentage in NBA history at .106. The 76ers were 9-73 in 1973, or .109.