The Bobcats came into Saturday’s game against the Trail Blazers on a mission. They led wire-to-wire, titillating owner Michael Jordan and the Charlotte crowd with an endless stream of conversions and stops to comfortably run away to a 30-point win.
Late in the game, with a less-than-tenuous 27-point lead, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist took a behind-the-back feed from Luke Ridnour and charged toward the tin. Try as he might, 7-foot-1 Meyers Leonard couldn’t avoid the baptism that followed.
As the roar of the crowd indicated, church took place late Saturday night on East Trade St.