Wednesday , Apr , 05 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bobcats dealing with road rage

(Sports Network) – The Charlotte Bobcats just concluded a four-game homestand
with a modest 2-2 mark, but now must face the difficult road ahead.

Charlotte has lost six in a row on the road and is a dreadful 2-20 in its last
22 games away from North Carolina. Despite already eclipsing last year’s
total of 18 total wins, it is Charlotte’s road record that has hindered
further success.

Owners of a 6-31 road mark this season, the Bobcats will play four of their
remaining seven games on the road to close out the 2005-06 season. They are
tied with Portland for the worst road record in the NBA.

Charlotte will visit the New Jersey Nets on Thursday at Continental Airlines
Arena, then head north for a battle with the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada

Thursday’s game between Charlotte and New Jersey is the fourth and final
meeting of the season. The Nets own a 2-1 lead this season, while the Bobcats
snapped a five-game series losing streak on December 14.

The Bobcats defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves at home on Tuesday for just
their third win in 12 games. Brevin Knight posted a team-high 24 points and
dished out eight assists for the Bobcats. Raymond Felton had 17 points, while
Primoz Brezec and Matt Carroll each added 14 points in the victory.