Charlotte Bobcats Become Contender After Split Decision Over Miami Heat

March 9th, 2010 by Jimmy Grappone Leave a reply »
The Charlotte Bobcats have arrived. They are relevant both in the NBA and in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are finally, dare I say it, Players.

With a gutty, catlike 83-78 win over the visiting Miami Heat tonight, the Bobcats are seriously in the Playoff race for first time in the franchise's nearly six year history.

With 20 games remaining in the regular season, Charlotte's 31-31 record is good enough for 7th place in the NBA's Eastern Conference, meaning that if postseason play started tomorrow, Larry Brown's team would be booking a flight to Orlando and the Bobcats would be Playoff participants for the first time ever.

More than 18,000 fans poured into Time Warner Cable Arena tonight for the third straight game, but this time they didn't come to see Kobe Bryant and the Lakers or hometown hero and current Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry, as they did on consecutive Friday and Saturday nights last weekend.

Okay, so perhaps a few tickets were sold because Michael "Heir" Jordan goes to the games now and has become a familiar face at the far end of the Bobcats bench in recent weeks since becoming the team's presumptive majority owner, but still, toni ...

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