07/09/10 7:53 am EST
With no Jrue Holiday, no Marreese Speights (both DNP — CD), and a struggling Evan Turner, the Philadelphia 76ers looked to be very much outmanned against an experienced Bobcats squad. Still, Philadunkia’s home team battled throughout and it took a put back by Gerald Henderson with 0.01 seconds left to give the Bobcats the 77-76 victory.
The first quarter was the Derrick Brown and Jodie Meeks show. Brown showed his explosiveness for the Bobcats, throwing down three dunks in the first quarter, two of them on fast breaks that he created. Meeks single handily kept the 76ers in the game in the first, scoring nine points, including a four point play. As good as Meeks was the 76ers trailed the Bobcats 19-17 after one quarter. With Holiday and Speights out, Meeks said he didn’t feel any pressure to step up his game.