I was in attendance for the first game against the Wizards. We got to the line at a good clip, even if we didn't shoot well there, and kept turnovers to a manageable number while creating them. Everyone contributed from close and from long as far as shooting went, and there never seemed to be too weak of a rotation, or lag from starting to relieving.
I did not see the second game, but gleaned from the box score and recaps that it was decidedly different from the first. There seemed to be a gap in the two teams' taken free throws and turnovers, production from 1st to 2nd half, and ability to score inside.
My questions is:
Is the difference a question of rosters? Was the depleted Wizards roster that much less of a challenge, so we only looked in control and talented?
Was there a different allocation of minutes to our players, and an experimentation with rosters tonight that was not there sunday that caused such a seemingly radical change in production?
What happened between the first and second half, and which players in particular were not producing?
Or is it just a combination of things and a "thems the breaks" situation where some games just aren't as good as others?
Between the first game and the second, for someone that followed both, what can we take from the 2 very different examples of Bobcats ball we have seen so far?
Or is it early preseason so get another hobby, and stop hyper-analyzing?