Morrison scored 17 against the 76ers in a scrappy victory for bragging rights in the backwaters of the Eastern bloc. Morrison's best contribution:
The Bobcats also blew a 17-point lead along with their cool. With the Bobcats clinging to a 79-76 lead, Morrison, upset over a traveling violation seconds earlier, was called for a technical foul. Official Kevin Fehr then immediately hit Bickerstaff's son John-Blair with another technical.Quoth coach Bickerstaff,
Kyle Korver hit both free throws, and seconds later Samuel Dalembert's dunk gave Philadelphia its first lead since the first quarter.
"I put my team in a bad situation," Morrison said. "I can't argue there. Luckily we pulled it out."
"I've never seen an uglier win. But when they write it down they say 'W.' They don't put a 'U' by it."When you're as bad as the Bobcats, you can afford to be brutally honest.
Meanwhile, to give you a sense of just how bad the Eastern Conference is, the Suns, in beating Redick's Magic, improved to 17-1 against the Right Coast. Orlando dropped to 22-16. Redick sat. (Duke's going to retire his number. How sweet of them.)