The Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Golden State Warriors 91-75 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. The Bobcats improved to 22-28, and the Warriors fell to 29-20.
The Bobcats are 2-0 against the Warriors this season. The two teams last met on December 9th, when the Bobcats defeated the Warriors 115-111 in Charlotte.
Tonight’s win was a dominant performance by the Bobcats, who are eighth in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Warriors were unable to put up a fight because they shot terribly from the field. Golden State went 29 for 93 (31.2%) from the field, including 4 for 20 (20%) from beyond the arc. The Warriors rely on the three ball, which is impressive to watch, but it can also lead to bad losses when the shots fail to go down.
Charlotte center Al Jefferson had 30 points along with 13 rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Gerald Henderson scored 17 points, collected eight rebounds, and dished out six assists. Anthony Tolliver added 11 points, and Kemba Walker finished with seven points, six rebounds, and seven assists.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 17 points and 11 assists. Klay Thompson scored 12 points, and Andrew Bogut collected 15 rebounds along with six points. Jermaine O’Neal scored nine points and grabbed eight boards in his return from a wrist injury.
Next game: The Bobcats play the Spurs on Saturday at 7 pm ET. The Warriors play the Bulls on Thursday at 10:30 pm ET.