Bobcats Swept Out Of First Playoff Appearance, Could Lose Coach As Well

April 26th, 2010 by Austin Penny Leave a reply »
As quickly as the Charlotte Bobcats entered their first playoff series in franchise history, they found themselves on the outside looking in.

After a 99-90 loss on Monday night in Charlotte, the Bobcats became the first team knocked out of the playoffs and solidified their place as the only playoff team to fail to win a game. 

The Bobcats are the eighth team that head coach Larry Brown has guided to the playoffs, but they are his first team to exit via first round sweep since the 1981-82 New Jersey Nets lost two games to none to the Washington Bullets.

There is a laundry list of reasons explaining why the Orlando Magic were able to dominate and make relatively light work of the Bobcats, but their three point shooting stands at the top of it.  The Bobcats, although they were the top overall defensive team in the league during the regular season, aren't well-known for their perimeter defense.  The Magic exploited that weakness and then some, averaging over 11 three-pointers per game.

The Magic averaged about 10 three point field goals per game during the regular season, so the 11 per game average comes as no surprise, but ...

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