Monday , Mar , 21 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Charlotte Bobcats Team Report – March 21

=== Charlotte Bobcats Team Report – March 21 ===

(Sports Network) – Charlotte will begin a brutal week tonight, when it hosts
the Orlando Magic at Charlotte Coliseum.

The Bobcats’ tough week will continue on Wednesday at home against Phoenix and
on the road in Orlando on Thursday. Charlotte will finish up its week against
Miami at the Coliseum on Saturday.

The Bobcats will try to snap a 10-game losing streak, as they have lost 13 of
14, 20 of 22 and 21 of their last 24 games overall, including a 104-93 defeat
to the Dallas Mavericks at AmericanAirlines Center on Saturday. Keith Bogans
poured in 27 points and Primoz Brezec added 16 for the Bobcats in the loss.

Bogans has been on a nice run as of late, tallying double-digits in five of
the last seven games. The Kentucky product is posting 9.2 points per contest
this season.

Emeka Okafor posted 12 points and 10 rebounds and Brevin Knight chipped in 11
points and 13 assists in the loss. Melvin Ely tacked on 11 points and Jason
Hart posted 10 in the contest.

Charlotte utilized only eight players in the game, as forwards Malik Allen
(sore left Achilles’), Bernard Robinson Jr. (left ankle injury) and Theron
Smith (right knee injury) missed the contest. The trio is listed as
questionable for tonight’s game.

Charlotte has tallied just a 10-21 home mark, losing eight of 10 and 13 of its
last 16 home games. The Bobcats are playing the first of a short, two-game

The teams have split a pair of meetings with the home team winning both
games. Charlotte registered a 111-100 victory over the Magic at Charlotte
Coliseum on Nov.6.