Mar 12, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Hornets small forward Al-Farouq Aminu (0) shoots while defended by Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0) in the second half of their game at the New Orleans Arena. The Bobcats won, 73-71. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-US PRESSWIRE
Bismack Biyombo mercifully ended an epic battle between the Hornets and Bobcats with a game-saving block.
The worst team in the Eastern Conference met the worst team in the Western Conference on Monday, and we all won. The Charlotte Bobcats visited the New Orleans Hornets, the teams with a combined record of 15-65 before action began. Michael Jordan, David Stern: these are your teams!
The score was about what you'd expect: Charlotte won 73-71 as the teams combined to shoot 40.7 percent and commit 17 turnovers apiece. But the end of the game was actually pretty thrilling, as Bismack Biyombo -- the proper avatar for these teams this season, actually -- made a game-saving block.
That's right: Trevor Ariza had a clear path to the rack, but Biyombo stepped in and made a perfectly clean play on the ball to cinch the win.
Charlotte improves to 6-34 with the win.
In other action ...
Bucks 105, Nets 99: Something tells me New Jersey didn't mind losing this game too terribly much, as the Milwaukee win brought the Bucks into a tie with the New York Knicks for the No. 8 seed in the East. The Cleveland Cavaliers are a half-game back. We have a playoff race in the East! Brandon Jennings had 34 points.